Sunday’s game against Chelsea was chosen to show support to the Football vs Homophobia Campaign (FvH). Football vs Homophobia is a year-round campaign, with February being their chosen month of action. This campaign aims to tackle homophobia in football, and this is something that Sheffield United Community Foundation feels strongly about.
Off the back of the work that we did back in November around Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign, we are looking to continue to raise awareness and educate participants and staff members about these issues in sport.
To help educate participants and staff members we have teamed up with Football Vs Homophobia to run a number of educational workshops. These workshops will be about barriers for participation for LGBT+ people and equality in sport.
We plan to have workshops delivered to our staff members, education students and participants across the wider foundation. The workshops will be delivered by FvH staff members and content will be tailored to each target audience.
Safeguarding Manager and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead Vicki Wilson, said:
“We are really excited to be working with Football V Homophobia, and grateful to facilitate these targeted workshops to our participants and work force, so we can continue to challenge homophobic and transphobic behaviour in football.”