Altrincham will lead the way in support of football’s fight against homophobia when they take to the field for their National League North game against Bradford PA on February 16th wearing a kit based on the LGBT Pride Flag.
Explaining the club’s pioneering stance, director Bill Waterson said: ‘We are extremely proud to be able to confirm that all the arrangements are in place for us to celebrate Football v Homophobia month in February by wearing this special kit against Bradford.
‘We believe it will be the first time anywhere in the world that a senior football club has worn a kit solely modelled on the LGBT Pride Flag, and Altrincham will, therefore, be creating a small moment of football history.
‘To us, it is a big statement. Altrincham Football Club are committed to creating a welcoming environment for all who attend our games, and our support for Football v Homophobia is part of this commitment.
‘The shirts worn by our players during the game will be sold by auction after the match, and replica kits will be available for sale at the game and via our website, www.altrinchamfc.com.’
The club, who are currently sitting in 7th place in the National League North, have announced that all profits from the action will go to Pride Trust, a LGBT+ youth charity who are rebuilding the LGBT centre in Manchester.