Newark and Sherwood United come together with match day sponsor The Scene Lincoln to commemorate Football v Homophobia week
Match day sponsor in the match against Eastwood — The Scene Lincoln, came together with Newark and Sherwood United to commemorate Football v Homophobia week.
Football v Homophobia is an international campaign tackling LGBTIQ+ discrimination at all levels of the game.
The club were joined at Station Road by special guests drag queens Seven and Lin Gerie from The Scene Lincoln who helped with emceeing, presenting awards, and talking to the crowd.
They also helped organise the tennis ball half-time audience participation activity and assisted with encouraging people to get involved.
The two drag queens added a colourful element to the match and they said they enjoyed their time with the club.
It was a day that saw two worlds collide and learn from eachother in a fun, light hearted atmosphere.
The pair presented James Gardner with his January player-of-the-month award and selected Kieran Cummings as a well-deserved player of the match in the 4-0 win for the home side.
“The match has been great,” said Seven.
“Being here around the club is very different to our world, we work in nightlife and with a broad spectrum of queer people.
“It is very nice to see such a masculine thing be so accepting of difference.”
Captain Romaine Graham wore a special Football v Homophobia armband to highlight awareness of the event and the sponsors posed for photos with the team.
The club said it was an excellent day that went down well with supporters.
“One in ten LGBT people who attended a football match last year experienced discrimination which makes it a poor experience for them,” said Newark and Sherwood United chairman Steff Wright.
“Football has some catching up to do and as a club we want everyone involved to be comfortable being their authentic selves and accepting of others.
“As part of this Football v Homophobia initiative, we asked Lincoln’s Gay nightclub, The Scene to sponsor the game.
“They kindly arranged for two of their top drag queens to add a touch of fun and glamour to the day."