We can confirm that we will be participating in a new campaign called ‘Unite For Access’ at our home game against Rochdale tomorrow (kick off 3pm).
The campaign, which celebrates disabled fans, accessibility, and inclusion at sports venues, has been devised by Level Playing Field, the leading charity in England and Wales campaigning and advocating on behalf of disabled sports fans.
The club will be welcoming a representative from Level Playing Field to our fixture to meet with supporters, club officials and see first-hand the work that’s been going on behind the scenes at Blundell Park.
Speaking ahead of the game, Town Director Dave Roberts said: “As a football club we are committed to improving both the matchday experience and our facilities at Blundell Park for our disabled supporters.”
“We know from the research undertaken by Level Playing Field that approximately 22% of the UK population are disabled, so that means that many of our supporters either have or know of someone with a disability.
“Last season we spent some time consulting with our disabled supporters about potential improvements and have committed to incorporating these plans into the wider piece of work we are doing, hoping to upgrade the whole stadium over a period of time, to ensure we arrive at the best possible outcome for all.
“We are proud of the work we are doing for our disabled fans and proud to support the ‘Unite For Access’ initiative.”
To help raise awareness of the campaign, the players will warm up in promotional T-shirts, club officials will wear pin badges and the big screen will display key messages throughout the afternoon.
For more information about the campaign visit levelplayingfield.org.uk or search the hashtag #UniteForAccess on social media.