The original date was snowed off but that did not stop AFC Wimbledon who celebrated Weeks of Action 2018 #OurMatchday at their home match against Scunthorpe on Saturday.
Level Playing Field were represented by Weeks of Action Campaign Coordinator, Helen Pownall and Projects Coordinator, Kieran Reynolds.
Kieran has worked closely with AFC Wimbledon this season and supported the club to help them establish their new Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) which works in partnership with the club, AFC Wimbledon Foundation, The Dons Trust and Level Playing Field. The DSA was represented on the day and available to speak to interested supporters.
The club displayed an LPF banner in view of the pitch and a number of players including Lyle Taylor, Andy Barcham and Joe McDonnell wore LPF T-Shirts during the match warm up. The club also showcased their partnership with local charity, the High Path Centre and invited supporter Warren Palmer onto the pitch at half time where he ran down the half way line and scored a goal in front of over 4,000 spectators. DSA Chair Paul Raymond, DSA Secretary Jess Barnes and fans from High Path Community Resource Centre also posed for a photograph with a LPF banner.
Projects Coordinator Kieran Reynolds said, “We would like to thank AFC Wimbledon for supporting Weeks of Action 2018. Helen and I had a wonderful time and it was great to see such a variety of different activities organised on the day. This is an exciting time for disabled supporters at AFC Wimbledon with a new DSA established and a clear commitment from the club to engage with disabled supporters. We are looking forward to continuing our positive relationship with the club and DSA ahead of their return home to Plough Lane”.
AFC Wimbledon Disability Officer, Mandy Bynon said, “Having recently set up our DSA, AFC Wimbledon were pleased to be able to show our support of Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action. As a club we are committed to trying to improve the matchday experience for all our disabled supporters especially with the view to moving to our new stadium”.