Exeter City FC and Exeter City DSA work together to improve disabled fans’ experience.
To help with accessibility and safety, both the IP Office Stand and the new Stagecoach Family Stand have been fitted with new and improved end of seat hand rails, this followed a successful trial in IP Office stand last season.
This has been made possible thanks to supporter groups including the Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association (ECDSA), who donated £1,000 to this cause.
Martin Robertson (pictured) said ‘I have difficulty getting to my seat near the top of the IP Office Stand because of mobility and balance problems but these hand rails will make a huge difference in giving me support, confidence and increased safety when I go up and down the steps’
The hand rails were in place for the Cheltenham Town game on 22nd September and are ergonomically shaped to help with grip.
Nick Saunders (ECDSA Chairman) said ‘the new hand rails are a big step forward in improving accessibility and safety to the stands and it’s pleasing that ECDSA has been able to support such a worthwhile improvement thanks to the generosity of the club’s supporters and other supporter groups’
ECDSA to date have raised over £21,000 since forming in 2007 and have donated over £12,000 towards many projects at Exeter City FC for the benefit of those with disabilities, which adds better facilities for a better match day experience.
For more information about ECDSA please visit http://ecfcdsa.co.uk – Membership available for just £5.00 per season. We are an ECFC Priority Group for tickets etc.