Carlisle United's fans are set to get on board with a national project that aims to portray and celebrate diversity at the football club.

My Club, My Shirt, a project by Fans for Diversity, will see photographs of a variety of Carlisle United supporters - including LGBTQ+, disabled, and ethnic minority supporters - taken, collected and exhibited.

Various clubs have already taken part in the project, including Cardiff City, AFC Wimbledon, and Bristol Rovers.

In Carlisle, the aim is to have the project completed by the end of September, after which the photographs will be collected and exhibited online before moving to a permanent gallery at Brunton Park.

Carlisle United Official Supporters Club (CUOSC) vice chairman, Nigel Davidson, is leading the project at Carlisle.

He said it was an opportunity for the club to grow it's supporter base in different communities across the city, Cumbria, and further afield. 

Nigel, added: "I think it [My Club, My Shirt] will send a message to people in the area that Brunton Park is a welcoming place and that Carlisle United wants you to come and attend games.

"There's a wealth of diversity out there, and it's something the football club and supporters trust would like to extend a welcome to."

Carlisle United and Carlisle United supporters groups have taken to the idea, and conversations are taking place with community groups across the city to encourage them to get involved.

Even the London branch of the Carlisle United Supporters Club were keen to get involved, with photographer Matt McPake agreeing to take some of the photographs.

Nigel said he is in conversation with Tullie House to have the pictures exhibited there as well.

He added: "Getting involved with something like this is just excellent.

"It's a way of showcasing our supporter base and the diversity within that supporter base.

My Club, My Shirt first started off at Cardiff City with 'My City, My Shirt'.

The aim is to compile photographs of between 20 and 30 people at different locations around Carlisle, inclduing Brinton Park; west Cumbria, and even London.