Reading Football Club will be supporting Rainbow Laces this weekend by going a step further… we’re changing our usual goal nets to rainbow-coloured nets in for our game against Nottingham Forest this Saturday! Our first-team kit will also sport a rainbow logo, uniquely for this fixture.
Our 12.30pm kick-off marks the return of fans to Madejski Stadium – our game is being broadcast live on Sky, where the Rainbow Nets will make their league debut. The Madejski will look extra special with the new goal nets in place and more initiatives are in place to give more exposure to Stonewall’s initiative…
In preparation for the big week, the goal nets were checked by the matchday officials, representatives from the league and also trialled by Hawkeye to ensure the play will not be affected in any manner. Reading manager Veljko Paunović was the first to give his nod of approval and helped get the ball rolling by supporting the campaign and idea too.
The rainbow goal nets are supplied by principal partners Casumo, who will also donate the goal nets and cash to a selected charity after the match.
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Casumo have pledged to donate £10 for every pass made by a Reading player wearing the Rainbow shirts. A further £100 will be donated with each Reading goal against Nottingham Forest. The Rainbow shirts make the players ultra-special for this game as they have the power to change lives through the donations made by Casumo.
For this match, Casumo will also change the logo on the our home shirts, replacing the dark typeface with a rainbow coloured one. The match-worn shirts will also be donated to charity after the game.
With the match being broadcast live on Sky, we look forward to seeing a league first in the Championship…
Reading and Casumo are excited and proud to support such an important initiative by Stonewall and continue to increase awareness around the subject of inclusion in football. You can also look out for animated match highlights which will be shared on our social media channels in the week after the Forest encounter.
Each completed pass against Nottingham Forest counts more, and you can celebrate each Reading goal more knowing that it means more than just a goal! It will also help Stonewall to reach their goal of spreading awareness around a very important aspect of our lives.