There was a range of activities and events around the grounds celebrating access and inclusion throughout all levels of the football pyramid.
Backed by the FA, the campaign gained significant coverage on social media with many clubs, fans and partners posting messages supporting #WeeksOfAction and its aim to gain exposure of our topic.
- Peterborough United teamed up with the actor Warwick Davies to celebrate the campaign.
- Newport County hosted the inaugural Welsh Regional forum during the WOA. We have gone on to host 3 similar events in Wales.
- Manchester United supported the campaign by donating banners and other campaign materialT
- The first CAFÉ Weeks of Action which took place in Poland and Ukraine –
Ruth Hopkins, Level Playing Field General Manager said, “During 2016 we saw a significant increase in the number of clubs and DSAs supporting our Weeks of Action. We are constantly amazed by the initiatives being used to help raise awareness and to celebrate good access for disabled fans. This is a hugely important time for Level Playing Field and all the people we represent and campaign for. It’s an opportunity for everyone to demonstrate what’s being done well.”
We are now 16 Days away from #WeeksOfAction 2019 and there is still an opportunity to take part. You can run a matchday or non-matchday activity, do an interview with disabled fans, your DSA or DAO/DLO and post online or social media or you can tweet and post your support for our campaign remembering to tag us in (@LPFtweets) and using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction.
If you or your club haven’t signed up to this years #WeeksOfAction there is still time. Just get in touch and we can help. Click here (https://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/contact/) for contact details.
If you want to read more please click the link: https://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/news-item/weeks-of-action-2016-round-up/