AS part of Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign, QPR in the Community Trust paired up with the Middlesex FA for a friendly football match.
A side that consisted of players from QPR in the Community Trust and QPR FC Women played a Middlesex FA side, with both teams donning the iconic rainbow laces, raising awareness and funds for Stonewall and supporting LGBT equality in sport.
A QPR team managed by Trust ambassador Andy Sinton started off well but eventually suffered defeat and the whole match was played in good spirits.
Charlotte Edwards, QPR in the Community Trust's Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, spoke to www.qpr.co.uk afterwards and said: “What a fantastic way to highlight Rainbow Laces over the campaign's two weeks of action. A huge thank you has to go out to our hosts at the Middlesex FA as well.
“As a club, QPR are fully behind the inclusion of the LGBT+ community, and we will be continuing to showcase this across our men’s and women’s first-team fixtures. We encourage anyone that wants to find out more about our LGBT supporters club to follow Rainbow Rangers on Twitter.”
In addition, Trust Ambassador Andy Sinton was keen to express his pride at participating in the event. He said: “I was honoured to be involved in such an important thing. Football can be such a powerful tool and using it to show we support the LGBT Community as well as raising funds and awareness for Stonewall is something I was proud to be a part of.”