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Fratton faithful provide poncho protection

Wycombe Wanderers will be forever associated with the abandoned game at Fratton Park in 2013 when the heavens opened.So it was apt that Pompey’s Disabled Supporters Association used the same fixture this year to distribute rain protection to disabled fans.As it was, the weather was fine for the game this time around. But more than 100 ponchos were still given out to fans and their carers to ensure that in future, the worst of the weather can be kept at bay as they follow the Blues from the front of the Fratton End.Sam Piggott, Chair of the association said “A priority for the Disabled Supporters association when formed was to provide rain protection for wheelchair users and ambulant disabled fans situated at the front of the Fratton End. We’re thrilled we are now able to do this.We would like to send a special thank you for the kind donation of £200 from Northern Blues supporters which has helped towards the cost of providing free ponchos to all wheelchair users and ambulant disabled supporters who have no choice on where they sit due to restrictions with steps.We would also like to thank Pompey for allowing the usage of the official PFC crest and their continued support”.A Limited number of the smart navy blue ponchos complete with the clubs crest on the back are available for any fan to purchase for £5All profits raised are to go to improving facilities at Fratton Park for All Disabled Fans. For more information please

Photo: Back row, left to right; Allison McNeil – PFC D.L.O, Alan Knight MBE ~ PFC Ambassador and Sam Piggott ~ Chair of PFCDSA 

Front row, left to right; Pete Andrew ~ PFCDSA Committee member and life long fan Pete Morley

Article originally appeared in the Sports Mail on 27 September 2014