As part of the build up for the North London Derby, Proud Lilywhites hosted a stand to promote Fans for Diversity in Tottenham Square before the big match.
Preceded by a pitch side photo call, a number of volunteer members gave out Proud Lilywhite branded sweets and stickers, Kick it Out badges and information packs together with flyers letting fans know how they can be a Fan of Diversity in football.
The message being given to fans was that everyone can be a Fan of Diversity and that no matter what your gender identity or sexuality, hate and abuse has no place in football and we can all play our part in kicking discrimination out of the game.
In addition, the resounding victory on the pitch brought a happy conclusion to our trifecta of events; following a win over the Gay Gooners in the pub quiz and our 5-a-side game, the first eleven secured the hat-trick for a memorable week.
We were also delighted to see the Proud Lilywhite flag in pride of place inside the ground, which was seen by millions on TV during the broadcast. Many positive comments were received by the team and messages of support were shared on social media through out the day. Here’s a selection of our favourites:
@flackjo: @SpursLGBT Thanks for the sweet today….they must be good luck! You will have to hand them out at every game!
@rnendick: @SpursLGBT loving seeing the rainbow flag at Spurs today on #btsport
@delme_cupido: @SpursLGBT Saw banner on Telly here in #SouthAfrica today we are all #proudlilywhites
The team were joined by members from the Spurs Disabled Supporters Association and Kick It Out’s CEO Roisin Wood. Photos of the day are below.
Fancy a double header of Sunday football on the 14th December?
Proud Lilywhites can show their support for our local LGBT football team The London Romans FC and watch their away match v Titans 2 Brewers on Clapham Common.
If you were considering donning some boots in the future this would be a great opportunity to meet up with the team management.
After the match we will all decamp to a reserved area at The Alexandra pub for a joint social to watch Spurs play Swansea on the Big Screen at 4pm. http://alexandraclapham.com/ (please note that this is a change in venue to that advertised in the November e-Bulletin)
For both socials if you would like to come along please contact Suart using the form below:
The Proud Lilywhites and FARE are delighted to announce a question and answer session on diversity in football during the FARE Football Weeks of Action (Oct 9-23).
The event will take place at White Hart Lane on Oct 21st at 7.30pm and will be chaired by Paul Macey from the Words of Colour collective. As a former Sports Correspondent with The Voice and as equalities trainer with Crystal Palace FC, he is versed with working on these issues in the football world.
The panel will include:
- Troy Townsend – Education and Development Manager, Kick it Out
- Jo Tongue, Board member, Women in Football
- Claudia Krobitzsch – Programmes Co-ordinator, FARE
- Darryl Telles – Co-chair, Proud Lilywhites.
We want your questions on:
- How do we create an inclusive atmosphere both on and off the pitch?
- What can the various campaigns against racism, sexism and homophobia learn from each other?
- What steps are necessary that we all need to take collaboratively and/or individually to challenge discrimination in the game?
On the night we will also be holding a prize draw, where you can win a VIP tour of the stadium, an UEFA press kit from the Partizan game and the Rainbow Laces as worn by Erik Lamela!
All you have to do is buy a raffle ticket on the night at the event.
To reserve your FREE place, click here to register.