Bury College has shown their support to the local community by sponsoring a Bury football club with brand new rainbow-coloured kits.

Players of Westbury Sports Club Under 9s have kicked off the new season proudly wearing their kits after receiving a generous donation from Bury College. The Bury based club, who are located at The Barracks Playing Fields, welcome young people from the age of 3 to 18 years. The community amateur sports club is run entirely by volunteers and provides an opportunity for individuals from Bury and the surrounding area to get involved in football and rounders’.

The rainbow-coloured football kit mirrors the same colours that appear on the Pride flag, which is now recognised internationally. The football club wanted to incorporate this theme into the kit to help recognise, highlight and celebrate inclusivity. The kit was worn and showcased during Bury Pride 2019 where the players proudly walked through the town centre.

Westbury FC Under 9s Manager Josh Barlow is delighted with the support. Josh said, “We are extremely grateful to Bury College and their generous donation. The team is proud to wear their rainbow-coloured kits and to show our support towards inclusivity.”

Joanne McKenzie, Bury College Curriculum Director of Health, Care, Foundation and Learner Support said, “The whole Bury College community believes strongly in equality, diversity and inclusion and we incorporate these principles into everything we do. As an organisation, we were proud to support Westbury FC and help make a positive difference within our local community and to the people that we serve.”