Stonewall Cymru Director Andrew White said:
'By wearing Rainbow Laces at the tournament, the Wales Men’s Open Touch Rugby team will be sending a strong message that a player's sexual orientation or gender identity should not be a barrier to taking part and that sport is open to all.
Everyone has a part to play in challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia at all levels of sport, and we are excited that the national touch rugby team will be standing by our side to ensure that all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people are accepted without exception, on and off the pitch.’
“The team are pleased to be supporting Stonewall by setting an example and sending a message that discrimination has no place in touch or any other sport. New players are always welcome irrelevant of their sexual orientation, gender identity, race and beliefs.” – Dan Rees, Capten Dynion Agored Cymru (Captain of Wales Men’s Open).
“The Wales Mens open touch team is proud to support Stonewall with their Rainbow Laces campaign. Touch is an inclusive sport open to anyone to participate at all levels. Hopefully by standing together as a team against discrimination we can help breakdown barriers that exist for people who feel discriminated in the sporting world.” – Martyn Seymour, Prif Hyfforddwr Dynion Agored Cymru (Head Coach of Wales Men’s Open)