Below is a sample of testimonials from key people who were actively involved in the Working Together project.
Chair of Bradford DSA (Bantams DO)
“Bantams DO launched in April 2015 with a very well attended launch party, including a guest speech from the manager. LPF has been instrumental in assisting the group to set up, particularly in its early stages, helping to develop a committee structure and constitution, and establish links with other DSA’s such as LUDO (Leeds United) and SUDS (Sheffield United). Bantams DO were pleased to build on this support by participating in LPF Weeks of Action 2015 with a pitch parade at Sheffield United’s ground (Bramall Lane) during the Bradford City fixture there last season. The support from LPF and Bradford City has enabled the group to raise issues with the club, and give them feedback on issues such as the ticketing system, and accessibility and lines of sight within Valley Parade”.
Chair of Newport DSA
“Since the inception of a Disabled Supporters Association for Newport County AFC, Level Playing Field have been supporting me and us (DSA) all the way. The Project Officer sent me guidelines on how to set up the group along with examples of what other similar groups have achieved and a template of a constitution for the group. When I prepared the presentation to give at the initial meeting to gauge interest, prior to the meeting the Project Officer read through the ideas and gave me some tips on how to improve it.
Without Level Playing Field we would not now be in a position to provide advice and work with the club in a positive way to improve the match day experience for disabled fans. In the space of six months since we started we have improved access and facilities for home and away fans, built a strong rapport with the club and our landlords at Rodney Parade, and we are now all looking to be inclusive with every issue or changes made at the ground and within the club’s policy”.
Secretary of Wrexham DSA
"Level Playing Field have been with us throughout every step we have taken, from start up to where we are today. The wonderful team they have there are a priceless source of support, information and advice as well as being a great medium through which to enhance our contacts and expand our own presence. They are the first port of call for us when we need an answer to any of the many questions we have. We look forward to working with them long into the future and sharing our progress together”.