Leicester City Football Club & LCFC Disabled Supporters Association are proud to announce Audio Descriptive Commentary will be making its debut at the home game against AFC Bournemouth on Saturday 26 October (3pm kick-off).
The AD Commentary was trialled over the first 3 matches of the season and has proved to be a huge success and is now set to become an integral part of match-days here at King Power Stadium.
LCFC & the DSA are hoping to become a flagship club working in partnership for the betterment of disabled supporters and this provision will improve the experience for its blind and partially sighted supporters.
LCFC & the DSA would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Alan March Sport Ltd for their support and for making this possible. Alan has also provided in-ear stadium commentary for The FA, Football League & Wembley Stadium plc. It is estimated that since re-opening of Wembley stadium to the end of 2013 Alan will have given over 100 live in-ear commentaries on various sports, including football, rugby union, World Series NFL & motor racing. He is also part of British swimming’s talent pool of commentators & hosts and has worked on various competitions, across the disciplines; swimming, diving and synchronized swimming, often asked to combine the commentary & hosting roles. Alan commented “In 2013 I was asked to voice the ‘How to’ and action replay segments of ITV’s live Saturday night show, SPLASH, with Tom Daley.
After being inundated with applicants two training sessions were held to find a team of AD commentators to provide this free to use service.
The two training day’s gave 30+ hopeful’s the opportunity to show their commentary skill’s and it wasn’t easy picking the team. Some real commentary talent was unearthed in Leicester.”
The headsets should ideally be booked in advance of match day by contacting Leicester City Football Club’s Disability Liaison Officer Jim Donnelly by telephone on 0116 2294555 or by email at email@example.com.
The headsets can be made available for supporters wishing to use them on the day of a game and can be collected from the Matchday Staff Entrance, situated at the South Stand area of King Power Stadium from 12.30pm until 2.30pm for 3pm kick off and 5.15pm until 7.15pm on evening kick offs
Supporters can also contact the Secretary of the Disabled Supporters Association by telephone on 07596 376 872 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org up to the day before a game
Please note that supporters will be asked to leave their payment card details and should you fail to return the headsets, there will be a charge of £80 to cover the cost of replacement headsets.