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Pulse lace up for worthy cause

The Pulse team showing their support of the Rainbow Laces campaign

June 25, 2018
Te Wānanga o Raukawa Pulse have linked up with the Rainbow Laces campaign and will highlight their support in tonight’s ANZ Premiership netball match against the Northern Stars in Porirua.

Instigated last year through the UK-based Stonewall organisation which promotes `Acceptance without Exception’, the Rainbow Laces campaign was launched as a way for everyone involved in sport to show their support for equality and inclusivity.

After following the campaign, it was Pulse shooter Ameliaranne Ekenasio who got the ball rolling with some follow-up research. Her team-mates were quick to embrace the initiative, each of the leadership group doing their bit to action the necessary procedures for it to happen.

Part of the campaign is the purchase of the multi-coloured laces, which now proudly adorn all pairs of shoes on the Pulse’s playing roster, the proceeds helping Stonewall’s on-going focus of an inclusive society.

The campaign has been embraced by a number of major sports in the UK with the England Premier League making a big splash with their participation last year.

``The Rainbow Laces campaign is focused on sports being inclusive and we thought it was a great social message, to remind people how great netball is as a game while providing opportunities for all,’’ Pulse coach Yvette McCausland-Durie said.

``The girls are looking forward to doing that tonight and having an opportunity, as role models, to promote a really positive message in the community.’’

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