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Liverpool DSA celebrate Weeks of Action #OurMatchday

Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association celebrated Weeks of Action 2018 #OurMatchday on Sunday 11th March by organising a free family sports day for members and their families.

The event was organised alongside Greenbank Sports Academy in Liverpool. Greenbank specialise in providing rehabilitation and wheelchair accessible equipment and facilities for disabled people.

Liverpool FC offered their support for the day. They donated a signed ball, and Ian Callaghan, legend and former player of the club, with the record held for most appearances, was busy joining in the various sports. He proved an expert in New Age Curling with one of, if not the most accurate shot of the day.

Greenbank staff worked tirelessly with not only their own members, but the many LDSA members and families. Helping and supporting them in the many sports arranged especially for the day. Of course, Greenbank are used to doing this most days, but for many of the LDSA, this was a first time event.

The sports and events on the day included, Boccia, New Age Kurling, Hand Ball, Table-Tennis, Short Tennis, Gymnasium, Rebound Therapy, Wheelchair tri-cycling and Wheelchair Basketball. Also arranged were Holistic Therapy sessions in a quiet area. A much needed light lunch was also provided.

The LDSA also used the occasion to celebrate Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action. A banner was displayed and t-shirts worn by some members. An awareness table was set up with information leaflets and Steve Evans of the LDSA and LPF was on hand to answer questions and explain what Weeks of Action is all about. The event perfectly portrayed everything that LPF stand for, creating access for all and sport for all, particularly disabled people.

A fantastic day was had by all. Many commented on how good it was to participate and they are already looking forward to another similar event later in the year.

Liverpool FC and Liverpool DSA will also be hosting the second North West Regional Forum on 22nd March. This is a great opportunity for DSAs, fans and club representatives to exchange views, policies and practices concerning their respective clubs and associations. You can read more and download an invite here.

David Higham, the Chairman of the LDSA went on to say afterwards “I never learn, taking part in sport with disabled people, myself as a non-disabled member seemed easy, trust me, it’s not, I’ve never been as tired!”.

Steve Evans, LDSA committee member and LPF Management Trustee and Secretary said “I never realised how much fun it is to take part in these sports, only having watched previously. It was also heartening to see so many of our members bonding and enjoying themselves without any fear or inhibitions about their disability. This was new ground for the LDSA and can only make a strong DSA even stronger.”

More photos of the day can be viewed below.