Level Playing Field is a registered charity operating in England and Wales that advises and promotes disability inclusion and accessibility at sporting venues. Weeks of Action is an event organised by Level Playing Field which takes place at sporting clubs across the country, with the aim of promoting disability inclusion, at all levels. From making the ground accessible to everyone, to encouraging people with disabilities to get involved with activities.
This year’s Weeks of Action at Blackpool FC, saw us using the event as a platform to promote the Trust’s new pan ability football session which takes place on a Monday evening, 5:30pm – 6:30pm at PlayFootball Blackpool.
In addition to the players wearing LPF t-shirts during their warmup, we also had a number of participants from our other disability programmes attending on match day. They were involved in a guard of honour when the players ran on to the field and then stayed to enjoy the game.
Paul, Disability Inclusion Officer at Blackpool FC Community Trust, said:
“This is a great event, as it helps to bring back into public awareness that sporting grounds need to be accessible to all. It’s also a good platform to showcase some of the Trust’s fantastic community work, that wouldn’t be possible, if not for the funding we receive of the EFL and Wembley National Trust.
“For us, the event helped us to promote our new pan ability football session, with the added benefit of having some of our new, Monday pan football participants involved in the match day event. I know all of them were really excited to be part of the guard of honour for the players and to watch the match.”
For more information on Blackpool FC Community Trust please; Call: 01253 348 691, visit: www.BFCCT.co.ukor follow BFCCT on social media.