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Football is for everyone | Proud Salopians

21 June 2021

Club News

Football is for everyone | Proud Salopians

21 June 2021

Proud Salopians founder Andy Garden sat down with Shrewsbury Town to discus their activities within the football community.

Proud Salopians founder Andy Garden sat down with Shrewsbury Town to discuss Proud Salopians' activities within the football community.

Andy is pleased to see the football world making strides with LGBTQ+ communities and is delighted that Town are able to support.

What is Proud Salopians?

"Proud Salopians is an LGBT supporters group and we are there for those fans and potential fans. We are there for the people who are potential fans who might want to watch football but might be afraid to. We are also there for our allies as well and anyone who supports Town.

"There are a number of supporter groups up and down the country. Iy started off with the larger football clubs who have bigger followings. Arsenal and Man City were amongst the first founded but it's something that has filtered down the leagues.

"There hasn't been anything like us here at Shrewsbury previously and we want to be welcoming and accessible to everyone. There was absolutely no reason to not start a group up. It's not just for LGBT fans, it's for anyone who wants an inclusive atmosphere. We set up in October 2019.

"It's great that the Club are on board with us. We've had some great feedback from Brian the CEO and a lot f the staff here - it's wonderful to see that everyone has embraced it."

Follow Proud Salopians on social media:

Twitter: @SalopianPride

Facebook: Proud Salopians

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