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CHAPPERS BECOMES AMBASSADOR FOR RAINBOW TRACTORS

8 February 2022

"Everyone should be able to come to a match, support their team and feel comfortable"

Conor Chaplin has become an ambassador for the Club’s LGBTQ+ supporters group, Rainbow Tractors.

The Town forward will take on the role alongside being on the board of trustees for the Community Trust.

February marks LGBTQ+ history month as well as Football vs Homophobia, with representatives from Rainbow Tractors attending the home game with Gillingham on Saturday, raising awareness and showcasing their merchandise in the FanZone at Portman Road.

In November, to celebrate Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, Conor met with Rainbow Tractors members Francine Flisher and Robson Trench, which raised vital awareness around such an important subject. 

Conor spoke to the Club website on becoming an ambassador and the importance of Rainbow Tractors: "When I had my chat with Francine and Robson, it really opened my eyes.

"Everyone should be able to come to a match, support their team and feel comfortable. The work the Club and the group are doing is great, and I’m happy to be part of raising awareness."

"It means an awful lot and it's so important for us," Rainbow Tractors' Francine added. 

"It’s a big statement of support and shows that there really is a desire for inclusivity and an understanding for how important this group is. 

"When someone who is a first-team player says that they stand up and support us, it shows to other people how important it is."

You can watch Conor's conversation with Francine and Robson below:

For more information on Rainbow Tractors and how you can get involved, please click here.


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