Level Playing Field Vice-President, Lord Faulkner of Worcester was on hand to officially open the first of 3 planned wheelchair user viewing platforms at Wrexham FC. The platform, delivered in partnership between Wrexham DSA, the club and Glyndwr University, is the result of a tremendous fundraising effort which has transformed the matchday experience for wheelchair users at the Racecourse Ground.
Lord Faulkner, who recently introduced the Accessible Sports Grounds Bill in the House of Lords, was invited by Wrexham Disabled Supporters Association to officially open the viewing platform as Wrexham hosted Halifax Town on the 29th August.
Praising the efforts of all involved in delivering the platform, Lord Faulkner said, “Wrexham FC has shown just what is possible when a club and its supporters come together with a shared determination to make meaningful progress. Everyone involved in this project should be commended for their commitment and continuing efforts to raise additional funds to ensure further access improvements for local disabled fans and for visiting supporters. The club has set a benchmark of best practice and we very much hope that this project will inspire many other clubs to follow suit. It is precisely this sort of facility that I had in mind when I introduced my Accessible Sports Grounds Bill in Parliament. Wrexham demonstrates that it’s perfectly possible to create excellent access arrangements for disabled supporters in an old football ground.”