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Celebrating Inclusion Day

26 November 2016

This Saturday’s Premier League game v Manchester City will see Burnley Celebrating Inclusion at Turf Moor, as we proudly support our diverse fan base! 

Here at Burnley, we believe everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from the sport we all love so much, so we’re placing the spotlight on our disabled fans and showing our support of Stonewall’s annual campaign.

We are proud to be joining Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign; a nationwide movement to show that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) players and fans are welcome at every level of sport - and are very welcome here at Turf Moor.

You’ll see community staff and even Bertie Bee donning Stonewall’s rainbow laces in a show of support for this important campaign.

This fixture is the launch of Burnley FC in the Community’s (the club’s official charity) partnership with the Premier League and BT Sport.

This partnership will see funding for the charity’s current disability sport provision triple over the next three years, allowing for unprecedented growth and outreach across the communities in East Lancashire.

This partnership is being showcased in a feature on BT Sport’s coverage of Saturday’s fixture, with a focus on young disabled Burnley FC fan, Joe Skinner – so make sure you look this up after the game!

We’re also delighted to be hosting Burnley FC’s Disability Supporters’ Group at the Turf as part of Celebrating Inclusion Day and the group will take part in a lap of honour at half time.

We believe football is for everyone and Burnley FC is for everyone – no matter who you are.
We hope you’ll join us in celebrating inclusion at Turf Moor on Saturday.

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