Blackpool FC Community Trust is pleased to support the 2018 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action. This annual initiative, now in its 13th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club.
This year we are celebrating the matchday experience for disabled fans. We want to shine a light on the positives of attending a live matchday and in turn help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport. This Saturday,
The Trust will welcome a number of our Junior & Adult PAN Ability participants to celebrate access and inclusion prior to the Southend United game. The participants will meet Blackpool FC’s first team squad and manager before walking out with the players prior to kick off.
Trust’s Inclusion Officer Owen Coyle is looking forward to what should be a fantastic day. Owen said, “We are looking forward to having our Junior & Adult PAN Ability team with us on Saturday. The Level Playing Field is a fantastic opportunity to highlight inclusion and accessibility for disabled fans. It should be a great moment for our PAN Ability team to meet Blackpool FC’s first team squad.
For more information on PAN Ability or Level Playing Field, contact us on 01253 348691.