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A matchday out with Bangla Bantams

Fans for Diversity is a joint campaign between the Football Supporters’ Association and Kick It Out, which aims to ensure all supporters can feel welcome and safe at the match. On Saturday campaign manager Hannah Kumari visited Bradford City, taking in the match and a visit to BEAP Community Centre, alongside FSA associate members Bangla Bantams.

“For the Love of the Game”: Fans have key role in hate crime fight

The ‘For the Love of the Game’ event was held in the National Football Museum last month to present the findings of a series of workshops on hate crime in football with fans in Liverpool, Glasgow, Leeds and Berlin.

Rainbow ball fixtures raise £16k for LGBT+ supporter work

The rainbow ball campaign that ran across two rounds of EFL fixtures last month has raised £16,000 for LGBT+ supporter initiatives alongside the Fans for Diversity campaign.

Fans for Diversity: Early-2024 round-up

The Fans for Diversity campaign, a partnership between the FSA and Kick It Out, continues to assist supporters around the country as we look to break down barriers to attending live football. And as usual the campaign has had a busy start to 2024…

Rainbow ball launced as EFL marks LGBT+ history month

This week the EFL launched the first ever official “rainbow ball” alongside its ball manufacturers Puma to mark this year’s LGBT+ history month.

Rovers SAS launches at Ewood Park

Rovers SAS launched last Saturday (3rd February) at Ewood Park and our Fans for Diversity campaign, which is run with Kick It Out, was proud to be in attendance supporting their launch. 

Fans for Diversity: Aston Villa recognise fan groups

Our Fans for Diversity campaign has been helping supporters at Aston Villa for a number of years now and the club has recognised a lot of that good work this week.

Frank Soo: Potters pay tribute to South East Asian pioneer

Before Christmas Stoke-on-Trent inducted Frank Soo, the first player with Chinese heritage to play in the Football League who made more than 170 appearances for the Potters from 1933 to 1945, into the city’s sporting Hall of Fame – here head of our Fans for Diversity campaign Nilesh Chauhan tells us more about the event and Frank’s legacy…

Fulham Lillies launch new report on matchday family inclusion

FSA associate members Fulham Lillies have launched a new report which looks at the barriers facing new parents who want to take babies and infants to football.

Fan group in focus: Sheffield Wednesday’s Rainbow Owls

You wait ages for a feature on Sheffield Wednesday fan groups and then two come along at once! After recently speaking to SWFC Women’s Supporters’ Group, this week we had the pleasure of catching up with Rainbow Owls founder Chris Ledger – it’s a big weekend for them as tomorrow is a designated Rainbow Laces game, so it’ll be a busy day for Chris and co…

Fans for Diversity: Blues mark Hindu and Sikh holidays

The Fans for Diversity fund brought together two supporter groups this past weekend to celebrate Diwali and Bandi Chhoor – highlights of the Hindu and Sikh religious calendars.

Black History Month: Spurs recognise former players

Working together with the SpursREACH fan group, Tottenham Hotspur have produced a video paying tribute to black players past and present to mark Black History Month.

Leicester City fans mark Black History Month

Leicester City’s new supporter group, Leicester 4 All, have been promoting Black History Month by hosting a grassroots football event earlier in October.

My Club, My Shirt – Leicester City exhibition

Leicester City fans celebrated Foxes from all walks of life on Friday with an unveiling of a My Club, My Shirt exhibition in the Midlands.

Football unites to tackle racism, hate and discrimination

English football stands united in its determination to tackle racism and remove all forms of discrimination from our game. Throughout October and beyond, the FA, Premier League, EFL and Kick it Out will reinforce the message that hate and discrimination will not be tolerated at any level of football and action will be taken against perpetrators.

Fans for Diversity: Silhill show grassroots football is for all

Silhill FC have been encouraging people from all walks of life to participate in grassroots football with a Fans for Diversity fixture earlier this month.

Football Pride coming to Manchester this weekend

Football Pride – an event from Football v Homophobia promoting LGBT+ voices across the game – is returning at Manchester Pride this weekend.

Fans for Diversity: New space opens at Champion Hill

As the new season gets under way Dulwich Hamlet have made improvements to Champion Hill – with help from the Fans for Diversity fund – that they hope will encourage more people from the community to stop by the Isthmian League side.

Regional alliance formed to develop LGBT+ fan groups

This week it was announced that a new regional umbrella supporter organisation representing LGBT+ supporters has been created – covering Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Spurs REACH: Let’s break down the “invisible barrier”

For our latest Fan Group In Focus feature we caught up with Spurs REACH – a new group for Spurs fans which was formed in May 2022 with the aim of helping diversify the club’s supporter base.  

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  • Premier Leage Fans Fund

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