This year’s Weeks Of Action is coming along thick and fast and some of the EFL’s League 1 clubs have some brilliant plans to champion disabled supporters. We have 10 of the 24 clubs signed up this year to take part. Our clubs are promoting this year’s campaign with initiatives like social media stories, pennant swapping between DSA’s, and DSA recruitment drives.
We have clubs like Charlton who are joining up with their DSA to champion the message of inclusion. This weekends fixture between Charlton and Portsmouth sees the DSA’s come together from both clubs before kick off to exchange their clubs pennants. The DSA’s are being invited into the circle lounge before the game to acknowledge the great work they do for disabled supporters. Make sure to keep an eye on social media as we are hoping both clubs, ourselves, and the DSA will do a lot of brilliant work to help promote this initiative.
Similarly, we have Bristol Rovers who are a stalwart of our Weeks Of Action campaign. This year they are doing a recruitment drive with their DSA to get more members involved with the DSA. The clubs community trust will have a pan disability game at half time and their players will also be escorting the players on to the pitch before the game. Similarly, keep an eye out on social media for this one. The club and DSA will be actively promoting what is going on at the Memorial Ground.
Another clever idea will be on display at Scunthorpe United. They are going to have their players warm up in the new Level Playing Field tee shirts and will be handing out Level Playing Field badges to their disabled supporters throughout the game.
“Weeks of Action is a brilliant time to show off the fantastic work that the clubs do throughout the season and in the off season. It’s a testament to the great work that the League 1 clubs do all year that there has been such a fantastic appetite” said Development Officer Neal Hickey.
If you are looking at getting involved in this years campaign please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 923 545 370.
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