First Team 03/12/2018

Rainbow Laces: Watford Supports LGBT Awareness

Watford Football Club is pleased to announce that the Hornets will once again be supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign launched by the Premier League and Stonewall, when the Golden Boys take on Manchester City at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

The Rainbow Laces campaign is designed to help raise awareness of LGBT issues, and this year is challenging fans and athletes to be ‘active allies’ and to play their part in ensuring LGBT people feel included in sport.

The Hornets are proud to be active allies in inclusion, so as the players walk out on Tuesday night there will be a special tifo display by the Proud Hornets and the 1881 movement in the Rookery, so please arrive to your seats at 7.45pm to take part.

More about Stonewall & Rainbow Laces

A three-year partnership between Stonewall and the Premier League was announced in November 2017 - Stonewall is Britain’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, and works to create a world where every single person can be accepted without exception.

Premier League Executive Director Bill Bush said: "Stonewall is an excellent partner for us and we value their ongoing work to support the League and our clubs in promoting diversity across the sport.

“Our clubs do fantastic work in this area to reinforce the message that football is for everyone. We are proud to be playing our part and to use our reach to celebrate the Rainbow Laces campaign.”

Kirsty Clarke, Director of Sport at Stonewall, said: “We always knew it would take more than a simple shoelace for sport to become a place where every lesbian, gay, bi and trans person can be themselves. There’s no pledge or charter that can guarantee everyone is accepted within sport. That kind of change comes from concentrated work, careful attention and a thought-through strategy.

“We’ve worked in partnership over the past year with the Premier League, creating transformative programmes across key areas of its operations. We are excited and proud of this partnership and we want it to inspire other sports organisations and national governing bodies.

“It is only through the dedication and commitment of powerful allies that sport will become everyone’s game.”

Under-18's 03/12/2018

U18 Report: Coventry City 0-3 Watford

Watford's Under-18 side continued their fine run of form by running out 3-0 winners away to Coventry City.

Sonny Blu-Lo Everton showed why he is so highly-rated by those inside the club as he opened the scoring after 26 minutes, and completed his brace in the 72nd minute.

Dom Hutchinson completed the scoring 12 minutes later to ensure their third consecutive win.

HORNETS | Hoskins (GK); Mullings, Suckling, Matthews, Gordon (Tricker, 60); Hutchinson, Sankoh, Maclean, Blu-Lo Everton; Adebiyi (Sesay, 60), Campbell (Sanders, 78).

Subs not used | Baptiste (GK), Horsewood.