A local football club in Weston-super-Mare has continued to "embrace diversity and breakdown barriers to football" after their first team and Colts side devoted their fixtures to Rainbow Laces last Saturday.

The LGBTQ+ campaign, which is celebrating its 10th year in 2023 with the focus Lace up to Keep It Up, is running from November 25 to December 11.

Since 2013, over one million people involved in football have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, fitness and physical activity.

Sporting Weston beat Tunley Athletic 12-0 in Uhlsport Somerset County League Division Three while the Colts side won 4-2 against West Wick Reserves in the Weston & District League in front of the North Somerset LGBTQ+ Forum, which was set up in the club house at King George V Playing Fields and sold Rainbow items, provided support and education.

Somerset FA Chief Executive Jon Pike said "Somerset FA are delighted to support the Rainbow Laces campaign, this is now the 10th year of the campaign and this year more clubs than ever are taking part.

"We are delighted that Sporting Weston invited us and that the club are such enthusiastic supporters of our aim to make the game inclusive for everyone."

Sporting Weston Equality Lead Craig Starrett added: "As the club's Equality Lead I am extremely proud of Sporting Weston F.C. who continue to embrace diversity and breakdown barriers to football."