Celebrating the ‘Game Changers’...
Walsall FC are pleased to support the 2017 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action. This annual initiative, now in its 12th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club.
This year we are celebrating the ‘Game Changers’ that make a big difference to the matchday experience of our disabled fans. We want to shine a light on those who lead and pioneer change that improves access and inclusion, and in many cases changing the lives of disabled people.
Laura Greenhouse, Walsall FC’s Disabled Supporters’ Liaison Officer, attended a training session at Birmingham City in February to gain a better understanding of the challenges disabled supporters face. This enabled her to see what adjustments could still be made here to ensure disabled supporters have the best possible matchday experience. Laura is to attend another Disabled Supporter Liaison meeting in April and also has plans to meet with representatives of Level Playing Field to see how the club can improve further.
This Weeks of Action campaign we are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales to celebrate the #GameChangers who make a difference for disabled football fans and to promote a message of access and inclusion for all.
For more information about Level Playing Field (LPF) and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 621 2403.
Alternatively you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #GameChangers