Rainbow Laces 22nd – 8th December 2019

We have a large supply of Rainbow Laces to distribute to anyone who would like a pair. We have a suggested donation of £1 per pair that we will donate to Stonewall at the end of the Rainbow Laces campaign on the 8th December.

Over the last three years Rainbow Laces campaign has helped generate a huge amount of awareness around LGBT people in sport. 12 million people in Britain saw the campaign in November 2018, including 34 per cent of all sport fans. More importantly, Rainbow Laces has helped foster positive attitudes towards LGBT people in sport and persuaded allies to play their part. We found that:

•             59 per cent of fans who saw the campaign feel they have a responsibility to stick up for LGBT fans of the teams and sports they follow, compared to 44 per cent who didn’t see the campaign.

•             56 per cent of fans who saw the campaign feel more confident that reports of anti-LGBT language at live sport fixtures will be taken seriously.

•             After seeing the Rainbow Laces campaign 41 per cent of sports fans believe they would be more likely to challenge anti-LGBT language at live sport fixtures, and 42 per cent would be more likely to challenge it on social media.

By getting together to wear Rainbow Laces we can continue to set a strong example to fans, players, club staff and rivals, in the biggest ever display of support for LGBT people in sport.

More information about this years Rainbow Laces campaign

Art Exhibition

The Goal Hanger founder and AP 7s midfield dynamo Rich Horsted is hosting a football art event starting on Sunday in Islington with limited edition and original illustrations from some of the best illustrators working in football.

He is also offering a 10% discount to all APBallers.

The exhibition is at Chapel Market, 1 Conduit Street, N1 9EL until November 24th.

Weekend Fixtures

Fixtures updates – Saturday 16th November
All home games have been postponed due to waterlogged pitches

Saturday 16th November
1s – SAL Senior Div 2
Alexandra ParkvNUFC Oilers
Reserves – AFA M/E Interm. Cup 1.30pm KO
Old IgnatiansvAlexandra Park
Meet 12pm @ Loyola Clubhouse, 147, Turkey Street, Enfield, EN1 4NN
3s – SAL Interm. Div 4
Alexandra ParkvCity of London
4s – SAL Junior Div 1 North
No Games
5s – SAL Junior Div 2 North
Alexandra ParkvOld Finchleians 5s
6s – SAL Junior Div 2 North 2pm KO
Winchmore Hill 5svAlexandra Park
Meet 12.30pm @ The Paulin Ground, Fords Grove, Winchmore Hill, N21 2PJ
7s – SAL Senior Novets Cup 1.30pm KO
Ibis Eagles Res.vAlexandra Park
Meet 12.30pm @ Chiswick Cricket Club, Riverside Drive, W4 2SP
8s – SAL Junior Div 4 North 2pm KO
Norsemen 6svAlexandra Park
Meet 12.30pm @ Edmonton Sports & Social Club, Church Street, Edmonton, N9 9HL
9s – SAL Junior Div 5 North
Alexandra ParkvElizabeth Allen OB 2s
10s – SAL Junior Div 5 North
Alexandra ParkvTansley
Sunday 17th November
Vets – SAL Vets Div 10.30am KO
Old OwensvAlexandra Park
Meet 9.30am @ Old Owens Sports Ground, Coopers Lane, Northaw, EN6 4NE
Womens – GLWFL Sue Sharples Trophy 1.30pm KO
Alexandra ParkvHampton & Richmond Borough Dev
Meet 12.30pm @ AP Racecourse, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AX