Altrincham LGBT Kit 2019 Revealed

Non league football kit news this morning as a special Altrincham LGBT kit 2019 has been revealed to raise awareness of homophobia in football.

Altrincham LGBT Kit 2019 Revealed

Altrincham will swap their familiar red and white stripes for a red, orange, yellow, green and purple striped shirt based on the LGBT flag for the upcoming National League North fixture against Bradford Park Avenue on 16th February.

It’s believed that Altrincham FC are the first club to show their support for the Football V Homophobia campaign in such a way.

Altrincham 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.

‘We would like to thank our main shirt sponsors, J.Davidson & Sons, for allowing their place on the front of the shirt to be replaced by the Football v Homophobia logo, and the FA, the Vanarama National League and our opponents Bradford (Park Avenue) for their support of this initiative.

‘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.’

Profits from the sale of the matchworn shirts will go to Pride Trust who are a LGBT+ youth charity rebuilding the LGBT centre in Manchester.

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