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Premier League clubs able to apply for funding to install sensory facilities

Premier League clubs will be able to apply for funding to install sensory facilities for supporters with sensory requirements thanks to BT and the Premier League partnering with the Shippey Campaign and disability sports charity the Lord’s Taverners.

The initiative forms part of the Premier League and BT Disability programme which launched this month, and will allow fans with sensory requirements to enjoy the experience of a live football match in a calm and suitable environment.

The Shippey Campaign have campaigned for sensory rooms to be installed in sports stadia with Sunderland becoming the first Premier League club to have a designated sensory facility back in 2015.

Kate and Peter Shippey, founders of The Shippey Foundation, said: 

“We’re delighted that our work with Sunderland AFC has proved so successful and that BT and the Premier League are generously funding and encouraging other football clubs to make practical steps to make sport more inclusive.”

Read more: The Shippey Campaign