The Westmorland County FA is joining up with the likes of the Premier League and EFL in support of the Rainbow Laces campaign.

This year’s campaign centres around allyship, which means being supportive of equal civil rights, gender equality, LGBT+ social movements.

It also aims to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Running from 26 November to 13 December, Rainbow Laces will be worn by players on the pitch when possible.

The campaign is also focusing on online support to celebrate and galvanise LGBT+ people and allies across communities.

Wednesday 9 December will be marked as Rainbow Laces Day with everybody encouraged to share their support online.

Jo Ashworth, CEO at Westmorland County FA, has highlighted that she is committed to supporting the LGBT+ community.

She said: “Westmorland County FA is committed to making the game truly accessible to everyone and that means harnessing the power of football to help further educate and encourage allyship to support LGBT+ communities across our region.

“We are proud to support the Rainbow Laces campaign and each year we are seeing greater awareness and an increasing willingness from people to tackle all forms of discrimination.

“This is a significant next step to making the game inclusive for all.”