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Level Playing Field provides training to EFL Disability Access Officers

A couple of weeks ago was "International Day of People with Disabilities", and as part of our ongoing work to support disabled sports fans, we have been delivering training to Disability Access Officers (DAOs) of EFL clubs.

It’s vital for clubs to have a good understanding of what access requirements their disabled supporters may have and to be able to meet those requirements.

This training isn’t a one-off, but part of our regular work to help clubs feel confident in engaging with their disabled supporters and providing them with the best support and appropriate access.

As well as DAO training, we also offer Disability and Inclusion training to clubs, which is suitable for any and all club staff. We believe that everyone who works at a sports stadium should have a baseline understanding of disability access and inclusion, including some of the barriers that disabled people may face when attending live sport.

Our training sessions cover an overview of disability; a deeper look into the importance of inclusion, including the Equality Act; disability etiquette, including terminology; disability abuse and complaints; the role of a Disability Access/Liaison Officer; and plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion.

An attendee of one of our training sessions, Zoe Tyler from Bath Rugby said: “Really useful session. Only three participants meant we could talk really openly with Daniel and he tailored it to just us.

“It gives me great confidence that we have such approachable people to contact at Level Playing Field for advice and guidance. Daniel was really helpful today and did well to engage with everyone, keeping us interested & enthusiastic. Thank you!”

If you’d like more information about Level Playing Field’s different training options, you can read more here on our website or get in touch –