Conwy Borough announce special edition shirts for ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign
Huws Gray Alliance side Conwy Borough have announced that they will wear a special edition shirt against Prestatyn on 8th March as part of the ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign.
Conwy follow in the footsteps of National League North outfit Altrincham FC, who also wore special edition shirts in their fixture against Bradford Park Avenue.
The club from Manchester are said to be the first club in world football to have worn shirts “solely modelled on the LGBT pride flag”, and now Conwy will become the second.
February is the month of action in the ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign in grassroots football, as the project aims to get “70 new grassroots clubs to take action to tackle LGBT+ discrimination in football”.
Whilst the project is targeted at England, the Huws Gray outfit have become the second club in the world to adopt the strip that they will wear in their fixture against Prestatyn.
The shirts will not be restricted to the players, but the club from North Wales have also put the shirts available for public purchase.
Each shirt costs £35 and a donation from the surplus made on the sale of the shirts will be donated to the campaign, according to the club’s Twitter account.
More information on the ‘Football v Homophobia’ campaign and how grassroots clubs can help tackle discrimination in football can be found online.