Level Playing Field, the access and inclusion campaigning charity for disabled sports fans in England and Wales, is delighted to announce today its new Ambassador to the charity – Stephen Miller MBE.
Stephen was a founding member of the Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association, also known as NUDSA, an association that is now in its 22nd year of continuous service to represent the views improve the matchday experience of disabled supporters visiting St James Park.
It is this passion the key reason for Stephen wanting to work with Level Playing Field as an ambassador in supporting the charity in its work and vision: A world in which all disabled fans can freely access and enjoy live sporting events.
Stephen said “As a founding member of NUDSA, we’ve always worked with Level Playing Field and always had a good working relationship and the work the charity do sits with what we do at NUDSA, To help to improve access, improve equality, to help more disabled people enjoy football and enjoy watching sport. The rights of disabled people must be put forward to the football club and take it seriously. The opportunity to be the new Ambassador is one I’m very excited by and I’m looking forward to supporting Level Playing Field as it continues to move forward to bring about better access and inclusion.”
Tony Taylor, Chair of Level Playing Field, added:
“It is with the greatest of pleasure that we can announce that Stephen Miller MBE has accepted our invitation to be an Ambassador for Level Playing Field.”
“Stephen epitomizes everything that we would look for in someone to represent us. It’s not just the gold medals that he has collected over the years in Paralympic competitions, but also the fact that he is a huge football fan and has done so much to promote good access through his active involvement with the Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association.”
“No one who has had the privilege of meeting Stephen and hearing him speak could ever doubt his passion and commitment to achieving success. I know that he will bring that very same passion to Level Playing Field and we are all delighted to welcome him to our team”.
You can watch Stephen talk more about his new role as Ambassador as well as discuss his work with NUDSA and his life as a Paralympian by watching his chat with Level Playing Field Fans Liaison Officer, Liam via this link.