On Thursday 15th October, Cardiff City FC hosted the fifth South West Disabled Fans Experience Forum (SWDFEF).
Co-founded by Yeovil Town fan David Munn and Exeter City fan Nick Saunders, the regional forum was established to provide a platform for disabled fans to share information and best practise. On the day a good turnout of delegates provided a great opportunity to network and discuss the successes and challenges faced at each of their clubs, in what is proving to be a pivotal time in access and inclusion for disabled fans.
David Munn was positive about the effect of the forum and said, “Regional Forums only work with everyone working together. We were delighted that the forum was so well attended and would like to thank Cardiff City football club for hosting the event. We are already looking forward to our next forum in 2016”.
Level Playing Field Project Coordinator Kieran Reynolds attended the forum and took the opportunity to present on our successful Working Together project, as well as taking questions from the delegates.
Kieran reflected on the success of the forum by saying, “It was a pleasure to attend the fifth South West Disabled Fans Experience Forum and it was great to see so many clubs and DSA’s get together to share information and best practise. We are looking to establish forums in other regions as we believe they will help improve the match day experience for all disabled fans”.
Recently Level Playing Field played a part in establishing the South Coast Regional Forum, the second of its kind after the SWDFEF, with the intention of more forums being formed to represent disabled fans in the future. If you are interested in setting up a regional forum in your area, please get in touch with us by emailing email@example.com
Read a summary report of the forum here