Leeds United disabled supporters association (LUDO) were lucky enough to host a special guest on one of their virtual video calls, none other than club captain, Liam Cooper.
In the lead up to United’s dedicated Weeks of Action fixture against Chelsea on Sunday 14 March, Liam joined the exclusive call to learn about Level Playing Field and the work we do alongside the Club and LUDO to help improve accessibility at Elland Road.
As you could imagine, the LUDO members alongside the Leed’s United Foundation participants had plenty of questions for the Club’s number 6, who was happy to answer some questions over Zoom about Leeds’ recent form, goals for 2020/21, and what it’s been like for a footballer during the Covid pandemic.
Since the Leed’s United disabled supporters association was introduced 30 years ago, the Club have worked closely with them to improve disabled areas in and around the ground. Notably, the increased number of wheelchair spaces means they’re now available in all stands, including a specific area for ambulant disabled supporters.
Other key improvements at Elland Road to improve the matchday experience for disabled supporters include the provision of more disabled toilets, lower level counters for wheelchair users and an exclusive lounge to be used on matchdays, before and after games.
If you would like to know more about LUDO, please contact the club’s Disabled Liaison Officer via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to take a look at the LUTV video from the Zoom call with Liam Cooper.