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Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2019 – Premier League Round Up

With less than two weeks to go until the Weeks of Action starts, we are delighted to report that 18 of the 20 Premier League clubs have already told us about their plans.
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Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2019 runs from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 17th March and is an ideal opportunity for clubs to share all the good work they are doing for their disabled fans and visitors.

 

We see it as, “A period of celebration and inspiration” when clubs can share best practice and innovative ideas and hopefully inspire more disabled people to attend matches.

 

There have been more improvements at Premier League clubs for disabled fans in the past three years than at any other time in the Premier League’s history. Since September 2015 there has been an increase of more than 1,000 wheelchair user spaces across the League, more easy access seats for ambulant disabled people, 16 of the 20 clubs now provide a Changing Places toilet facility on match days, more stewards than ever have received disability awareness training and all Premier League clubs have a designated Disability Access Officer. Many Premier League clubs have opened Sensory Rooms and have forged links with local disability groups in their communities.

 

Clubs are planning a wide range of activities in support of #WeeksOfAction including, flag bearers, a disabled fan’s match day experience video, launching their Equality Diversity and Inclusion project, players and club mascots wearing LPF t shirts, social media content and linking up with their Disabled Supporters Associations.

Ruth Hopkins, General Manager and Head of Access and Development at Level Playing Field said, “We are delighted that so many Premier League clubs are supporting our Weeks of Action this year. An increased number of clubs are linking up with their Disabled Supporters Associations which is great and it demonstrates their close bond.”

 

“This is an extremely important event for Level Playing Field and we are very grateful for all the support we receive. We look forward to sharing some of the activities over the next few weeks.”

If you are looking at getting involved in this year’s campaign please email info@levelplayingfield.org.uk or call 01923 545370.

 

If you haven’t seen it yet check out our launch video by clicking here.