CAFE was established with the objective of enabling more disabled fans to attend live football matches across the UEFA region. CAFE aims to support the improvement of accessible facilities and services at stadiums, raise further awareness around access and inclusion within the game, offer advice to disabled football fans and establish a network of disabled supporter groups.
Owain Davies, Level Playing Field Chief Executive said:
“CAFE’s website offers information for clubs and disabled football fans not only in the UK but all over Europe.
Here at Level Playing Field we’re pleased to be able to support fans traveling throughout England and Wales to support their team, however CAFE provide accessibility information to those fans that wish to travel abroad for European Club or International fixtures. They cover a huge part of the game with over 500 detailed stadium pages available for fans on their website.
We’re looking forward to see them continue the great work they’ve been doing over the last 10 years.”
The new CAFE website has launched today which has had plenty of new features added to support disabled football fans across Europe.
- The #ShareYourSightlines initiative, where CAFE look to show the real-life matchday experiences of disabled fans across Europe.
- Updated DAO Portal, bringing together vital resources to support Disability Access Officers in their roles.
- CAFE Guidance Notes section, where CAFE will regularly upload new information and reference documents.
- Share Your Story, where CAFE invite disabled fans and other stakeholders within the game to upload blogs about what makes football so special to them.
CAFE Managing Director Joanna Deagle said:
“The launch of the new CAFE website is a hugely exciting time, and comes after months of hard work, planning and preparation. We hope that stakeholders from across the game will find the new CAFE website to be a hugely useful resource and point of reference”.
Michael Rice, Media and Communications Manager at CAFE also commented:
“The new CAFE website has been designed in cooperation with various partners, stakeholders and experts, to ensure that disabled fans, DAOs and other users can quickly and easily find the information most relevant to them. We are delighted to launch the new CAFE website today, and we hope that it serves a valuable purpose in promoting a game that is accessible, inclusive and welcoming for all”.