Level Playing Field’s Chief Executive Stephanie Gadd and Working Together Project Co-ordinator Kieran Reynolds visited Selhurst Park stadium last month to promote the setup of a new Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) at Crystal Palace Football Club.
The club invited a group of disabled fans to a forum where they were able to talk to club staff about their match day experience, followed by a presentation led by Kieran outlining the benefits of setting up a DSA. The presentation was positively received by the clubs disabled fans and Level Playing Field will now support the formation of a steering group who will be tasked with setting up the new DSA.
The new DSA is set to be the tenth DSA to be established during Level Playing Field’s Working Together project. The initiative has also been backed by Crystal Palace FC and the Crystal Palace Football Club Foundation who do excellent work in the local community around engaging disabled people.
A committee election for the steering group will take place at Tuesday 11th August at Selhurst Park. All disabled supporters and relevant stakeholders are invited to attend the meeting which will start at 5:30pm. Supporters are invited to stand for three committee positions. These are Chair, Vice Chair and Social Secretary.
If you would like to stand for election please send an email to email@example.com with a brief outline of why you want to stand and what you can bring to the respective role.
Working Together Project Coordinator Kieran Reynolds said, “I would like to thank the team at Crystal Palace Football Club for organising the day and look forward to building on this relationship in the future. We were delighted that the DSA presentation was well received by the fans present and believe that this is positive news for all disabled fans at the club in terms of improving the disabled fans experience at Selhurst Park.”