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Premier League, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC supports Level Playing Field “Weeks of Action”

On the first day of this year’s LPF Weeks of Action Wolves hosted Cardiff City for a 3pm kick off at the Molineux. Organised by Wolves Disability Access Officer, Laura Wright and the Wolves Foundation there were lots of activities to raise awareness and celebrate good access.
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Ruth Hopkins, LPF General Manager was delighted to attend the match on behalf of Level Playing Field.

The activities started early when the players came out to warm up at around 2.15pm wearing LPF Weeks of Action t-shirts.

A few days before the match disabled Wolves super fan, Jack Smith had appeared on BBC’s The One Show to demonstrate his new voice assisted technology that has a Black Country accent. As part of LPF Weeks of Action Jack was then invited pitch side to have his photo taken with Reuben Neves and to read out the team sheet in honour of his new voice.

At half time there was a brilliant five a side match between the Wolves and Cardiff Disability teams which brought the cheering home crowd to its feet when Wolves won 3:2.

With PA announcements in the stadium, digital graphics on the screens and plenty of social media activity, including @Wolves twitter feed with a reach of nearly 400k, it was a very successful day.

 

And the team did well too …. An exciting game finishing with a 2:0 win and maintaining their 7th place in the Premier League.

 

In response to the half time match, Laura Wright (Wolves DAO) tweeted “I’m glad the crowd were behind our event today. The whole day went really smoothly and highlighted disabilities within sport”

 

Ruth Hopkins, said, “We are very grateful to Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Wolves Foundation and Wolves DSA for all their support on Saturday 2nd March.

The Molineux was almost sold out with over 31,000 fans in attendance and this was a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness and to celebrate good access and inclusion.”

 

“Special thanks to DAO, Laura Wright for all her help and support in co-ordinating and arranging the activities.”

 

“The Wolves Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) set up 7 years ago with LPF’s help goes from strength to strength with growing membership and is one of the most successful DSAs in the country. They meet regularly with feedback to the club, have secured funding for accessible Away travel, have a popular match day accessible lounge and they run a number of very successful social events throughout the year.”

 

https://twitter.com/BBCTheOneShow/status/1098663430309916672 Jack Smith on BBC The One Show