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Alex Iwobi surprises EITC disability teams

As part of our Weeks of Action campaign, Alex Iwobi jumped on a Zoom call with Everton in the Community as the forward helped kick off the club's celebrations.

Everton forward Alex Iwobi surprised fans from Everton in the Community’s Disability Programme, by joining them on a special Zoom call as part of our Weeks of Action campaign.

Everton In The Community (EITC) staff have been keeping in touch with players from the EITC disability teams throughout the pandemic, thanks to the Blues Family commitment.

Latif, Daniel, James, James, Mollie and Kelsey, who each play for one of EITC’s disability teams, launched Everton and hummel’s third strip in August, marking twenty years of EITC’s disability programme. The launch achieved the highest number of first day sales for a third kit in the Club’s history!

Recently, Iwobi caught up with a number of those who were involved in the club’s third kit launch on a Zoom call.

You can watch the video here.

Everton Disabled Supporter’s Association

Everton Disabled Supporter’s Association (EDSA), were the Toffees ‘Supporters’ Club of the match’ for the dedicated Weeks of Action fixture vs Southampton on 1 March.

EDSA appeared in the Club’s Everton Live matchday show, across LEDs at Goodison Park, and took in a pre-match Zoom call with Everton Ambassador Graham Stuart.

The EDSA flag was displayed in the stadium, and the Level Playing Field logo appeared on matchday screens.

Throughout Weeks of Action, Everton shared videos and articles featuring some of Everton’s disabled fans and highlighting Everton’s commitment to inclusivity and access.

The DSA has played a vital role in advising the Club on accessibility in the plans for Everton’s proposed new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock – plans which were recently approved by Liverpool City Council.

Working alongside the Club, EDSA has helped to ensure the Club’s proposals make the new stadium the most inclusive in the Premier League with the most wheelchair spaces in the country, at least one changing places facility in every stand and a sensory room.