10 Years of Rainbow Laces: Embracing Diversity with our new Trans and Non-Binary Policy

In a world that is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of diversity and inclusion, Rounders England are taking bold steps to create a sport that celebrates the uniqueness of every individual.

The 🌈 Rainbow Laces campaign, a global initiative that originated in the realm of sports 10 years ago, has transcended its initial boundaries and become a powerful symbol of acceptance. These colourful laces, prominently displayed on footwear, serve as a visual representation of solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. Rounders England’s decision to endorse the Rainbow Laces movement is not merely an act of symbolism but a declaration of our commitment to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, feels welcomed and valued.

Complementing the Rainbow Laces initiative, we are launching our Policy and Procedures for Trans & Non-binary Players in Rounders. This document underscores our commitment to creating a sport that respects and supports individuals of all gender identities. (Trans & Non Binary FAQ’s)

As the Rainbow Laces adorn the boots and trainers of rounders players in our community, and the Trans and Non-Binary Policy takes root within the sport, a cultural shift is underway. It is not just a policy; it is a promise, a commitment to creating a sport where every individual, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, can thrive.

In embracing both Rainbow Laces and our Trans and Non-Binary Policy, we strive to stay ahead of the curve and hope to set an inspiring example for others to follow. As the Rainbow Laces tighten and the policy becomes ingrained in our organisational ethos, a new era of inclusivity dawns, one step at a time, one lace at a time.

If you want to support Rainbow Laces, you can get involved in their campaign, running from Saturday 25th November until Sunday 10th December 2023.


To spread our message of support, we are offering a goody bag of all things rounders and rainbow laces to one lucky winner!🥳⁠

You can enter the competition on our Instagram page and Facebook page from Sunday 19th November. Entries close at 5pm on Thursday 23rd November.⁠ The winner will be announced on Instagram, Friday 24th November.⁠ Good Luck!

Article by Julia Rice: