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NEWS: Orient to interact with local community through Fans For Diversity hub

26 August 2016

The O’s have partnered with the Fans For Diversity campaign to launch a unique matchday hub to encourage people from the local community to support Orient. 

The Leyton Orient Fans For Diversity Hub has been supported by the Fans For Diversity fund, and will offer football enthusiasts from the local community the opportunity to learn more about the east London club as well as Kick It Out’s key messages of equality and inclusion. 

The Fans For Diversity campaign is run in partnership between Kick It Out and the Football Supporters’ Federation, to help target a number of fan initiatives which promote diversity and inclusion across the professional and amateur game.

Situated in the East Stand of the Matchroom Stadium, the hub will be available for use on Saturday league matches for the 2016/17 season, with the aim of creating a comfortable and enjoyable environment for supporters from all backgrounds. 

Kick It Out and Fans For Diversity will also use the hub during the 2016/17 season for campaigning activities through its ‘Call Full Time on Hate’ initiative.

Speaking ahead of the hub’s launch tomorrow before Orient’s League Two fixture against Mansfield Town, Anwar Uddin, lead on the Fans For Diversity campaign, highlighted the importance of local communities to professional clubs. 

“It’s fantastic that we’ve been able to partner with Leyton Orient to create this fantastic community hub. 

“Orient is a traditional family club and they continue to deliver a fantastic amount of work within the local community to promote equality.

“This hub will also allow football fans to get a different matchday experience which will hopefully create a new cohort of O’s supporters.”

To find out more about the Fans For Diversity campaign, visit www.kickitout.org/fansfordiversity/


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