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Proud Baggies

West Bromwich Albion FC's LGBT+ Supporters' Group

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Boing Boing!

Welcome to Proud Baggies, the Official West Bromwich Albion Supporters' Group for all LGBT+ fans, their families, friends and allies.

Membership is free and open to all. 

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Who we are

Officially launched in September 2017 at West Bromwich Albion's inaugral Diversity Day, our Proud Baggies' Members regularly meet for home and away matches, socials, club events, campaigning and fundraising.

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What we do

We want to bring the Football and LGBT+ community together to celebrate diversity and increase LGBT+ visibility at West Bromwich Albion FC, making our club a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

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Latest News

WBA Celebrate Rainbow Laces Campaign in Style!

This years' Stonewall Rainbow Laces fixture on Monday 3 December vs. Brentford. There were many activities taking place including a special Rainbow Laces Fan Zone by Blind Monkey Brewery, big screen graphics and videos, a Sky TV interview with 2 Proud Baggies members and first team players warming up in Proud Baggies T Shirts. See more of the campaign at the link below and on gallery pages.

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Proud Baggies at the FSF Awards!

On Monday 3 December, we joined our good friends Apna Albion and groups from around the country for the annual Football Supporters Federation awards having been nominated for the Fans for Diversity award. Congratulations to Proud Lilywhites who were winners on the night.

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WBA Women Help Make Sport Everyone's Game

On Sunday 25 November Proud Baggies met WBA Women as part of the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign at their game vs. Bedworth. An injury time winner saw us take all 3 points in a closely contested match.

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Proud Baggies Win at National Football Business Awards!

On 22 November, we were delighted to be awarded bronze for Best Supporter Group & Club relationship at the Football Business Awards. The only LGBT+ group to be nominated we are delighted to be recognised for our 1st years' work at such a prestigious event.

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Our Founder Talks All Things Proud Baggies on the BBC

Proud Baggies' founder Piero Zizzi joins BBC Sports reporter Jack Murley for his latest LGBT Sports Podcast sharing his personal experiences as well as talking about the work of Proud Baggies.

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Our Patron Wins at Royal Television Awards!

Richie Anderson, broadcaster and Proud Baggies Patron has won a prestigious RTS Midlands award for his short film on coming out to his football team. We're all delighted for him and incredibly proud to call him one of our own!

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West Bromwich Albion FC's LGBT+ Supporters' Group

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