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Swansea City Celebrate Day of Disabilities

Swansea City have created a fantastic video championing everything they do to support disabled supporters.
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Held in line with International Day of Disabled Persons, EFL Day of Disabilities aims to highlight the good work undertaken to ensure an inclusive environment for disabled supporters.

Swansea City want every fan to enjoy the best possible atmosphere and experience at the Liberty Stadium.

SwansTV go behind the scenes and speak to some of the people who ensure an accessible match day experience for disabled supporters.

The Swans continue to introduce new facilities and procedures to ensure that the Liberty Stadium remains one of the best accessible match day experiences for disabled supporters.

Over the last year following guidance and feedback from Swansea’s Disabled Supporters Association and individual fans the club have introduced the following:

• A mobile changing place unit/accessible toilet (provided by Mobiloo)

• Introduced additional hearing loops

• ASD facilities – ASD guide/picture story and ear defenders

• Improved access – within our reception areas and Jack Zone

• New catering initiatives

“Attitude is everything, our DLO team and other supporting organisations like Mobiloo are fantastic,” said disability access officer Mark Phillips.

“They are a vital part of providing our facilities and assistance to disabled supporters on a match day, they also help raise awareness among our supporters of additional facilities that may help.

“As a club we are always looking to improve accessibility and we are excited to continue to do so over the rest of the season.”

Level Playing Field’s Development Officer Neal Hickey had a lot of good things to say about what’s going on at Swansea:

We are delighted to see great clubs like Swansea City do everything they can to support disabled people in their match day and making the Liberty Stadium an open and inclusive place for everyone”

“Spearheaded by Disability Access Officer Mark Phillips, we have seen innovative and exciting new solutions developed to make the match day accessible for everyone.”

Accessibility and inclusion are not exclusive to a match day and the club. Both the Swansea City Community Trust and the Disabled Supporters Association have been instrumental in promoting access and celebrating disability.

Swans DSA have been vital in ensuring additional facilities including online ticket purchasing, Mobiloo and ASD facilities. The DSA also runs numerous social events throughout the season.

The Community Trust Inclusion Project, meanwhile, holds over 21 activities each week involving over 150 disabled participants.

Activities range from Down Syndrome Adults and Junior football, Disability Tennis Festival, Cycling sessions with BikeAbility Wales, Disability Sports Camps and Physical Literacy Sessions.

Click here if you want to watch the video that Swansea have put together.