It was a day to remember this Wednesday for Bognor Regis Town’s Liv, who’s winning Rainbow Laces shirt design was worn by the Brighton & Hove Albion players during the warm-up before their game against Brentford
As part of the celebrations for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, the Brighton & Hove Albion Foundation asked local school children to design a shirt to promote it.
Hundreds submitted entries, but it was Liv Cook who plays for, England Football Accredited club, Bognor Regis Town, who’s shirt was the pick of the bunch in the eyes of a judging panel that included notable Albion supporter, DJ Fat Boy Slim.
Liv’s winning design was a combination of the classic Brighton blue and white stripes at the bottom, blending into a rainbow at the top, with the middle adorned with the message ‘Make sport everyone’s game’.
As well as the Brighton players warming up in her shirt, it also featured as a giant pre-game centre-circle display.
Speaking on her competition win, she said: “It’s all super exciting, and it came as such a shock to me!
“I’ve been a huge Brighton fan since the day I could talk, due to my grandad sharing his passion for the club he’s supported since he was little, which makes this experience even more amazing.
Liv went onto add: “I really wanted to see if I could incorporate the traditional Brighton blue and white striped shirt into my design.
“I thought that the drips of rainbow colours would represent the merging of the rainbow laces with the Albion. I also added the writing as I wanted to emphasise the point that everyone is equal in sport.”
This year this year marked 10 years since the campaign’s inception, and in that time over a million people have laced up to show that football is truly a game for everyone.
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