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Oct 2, 2017

Countdown to the weekend

Streatham IHC face a busy weekend as the team travel to Bracknell Bees on Saturday 7 October and then host Milton Keynes Thunder on Sunday 8 October, when we will be displaying Pride Tape in support of the LGBTQ community.
More information: We are showing our support for the LGBTQ community at our game against Milton Keynes Thunder on Sunday 8th October.

Streatham will be the first team to use Pride Tape in a competitive fixture with the rainbow tape wrapped around parts of our player’s sticks. The club have had to seek special permission to do this as the colours ordinarily violate the rule book, hence this is a UK and possibly world first.

 The build up to the game will be used to show support for players, coaches and fans in the LGBTQ community, whilst also educating all groups about use of casual homophobia and transphobia in and around hockey. Streatham Head Coach Jeremy Cornish explained why the club are getting involved.

 “We had feedback from some of our supporters that we could help support the LGBTQ community. We have a diverse crowd of fans and we want everyone to feel welcome when they come to watch or play hockey.’

 “One of our sponsors Stefanie Reines, who is in the music industry helped us get hold of the Pride Tape from North America as it’s not available here in the UK. I'm really looking forward to the game against Milton Keynes and supporting such an important cause. Hockey players are creatures of habit and to see them using the tape in training last week was proof of the whole team’s willingness to support the LGBTQ community.”

 National Ice Hockey League Manager Richard Carpenter said:

 “I’m delighted to be able to approve the use of Pride Tape for Streatham IHC’s fixture against Milton Keynes Thunder. It’s superb to see NIHL sides and Streatham in particular taking a pro-active approach in showing support to the LGBTQ community and showing first hand that ice hockey is for everyone.”

Buying Pride Tape helps support LGBTQ youth outreach initiatives, such as You Can Play and the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services based over in the US, however a number of UK retailers are currently looking at ways to stock it ​and promote UK based outreach programmes.

More information about Pride Tape can be found here:

Tickets for the game can be bought online by clicking HERE

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