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Level Playing Field’s Tony Taylor is included in the Disability Power List 100 – 2019

Tony Taylor, Chairman of Level Playing Field was announced as one of the most influential people with a disability in the UK at a reception at the House of Lords on Tuesday afternoon.

The Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 is an annual publication of the 100 most influential disabled people in the UK. Nearly 200 nominations were received for the 100 places. The Disability Power List 100 is compiled by an independent judging panel, chaired by Kate Nash OBE. Kate is the world’s leading authority in ‘Networkology’ – the science behind the growth of workplace networks and resource groups. In 2007 she was awarded an OBE for services to disabled people. In 2013 she was appointed Ambassador to Disability Rights UK.

Tony has worked tirelessly as a management Trustee of Level Playing Field for a number of years, having been Secretary prior to taking on his present responsibilities. He is also a director of partners CAFE (the Centre for Access to Football in Europe).

Tony, said:

“It’s an honour to be named on the Shaw Trust Power List 2019 as one of Britain’s most influential disabled people, in the company of some of the country’s most influential names that are making positive movements as we all tackle discrimination.

I know from personal experience as a disabled person  just what a difference attending sporting events really makes. I chair the charity ‘Level Playing Field’, and we hear so many positive stories from people whose lives have been changed for the good through being able to follow their team. Level Playing Field is a campaigning and advisory organisation for disabled supporters, governing bodies and other stakeholders across a variety of sports.

We are delighted at the progress that continues to be made ensuring that attending sports events is inclusive and it’s incredibly important to see the tremendous work of our staff – and volunteers around the country – isn’t going unnoticed.  Access for all is not aspirational – it’s a fundamental right  and our work continues.”

The full Shaw Trust Disability Power List 100 can be found on