The 15th annual Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action is set to get underway with EFL Cubs, disabled supporters associations (DSAs) and fans joining together to celebrate the matchday experience.
Launched at the Sky Bet Championship fixture between Rotherham United and Wigan Athletic, LPF worked alongside the Millers’ Disabled Supporters Association to create a film to showcase the importance of good access and inclusion, supported by Chairman, Tony Stewart OBE.
From the 2 – 17 March, there will be an array of matchday and non-matchday activities hosted by Clubs that shine a light on the good work that is done to improve the enjoyment and experience of disabled sports fans.
Disabled people are the largest minority group in any population. With sport having such a unique capacity to bring people together, accessible and inclusive stadia are essential for disabled people to participate fully within our society.
In 2016, the EFL announced the launch of ‘Every Player Counts’, an EFL Trust project funded by Wembley National Stadium Trust, designed to attract almost 10,000 new participants into disability football.
Covering a wide range of disabilities, including wheelchair football, amputees and autism, many disabled people gained access to football for the first time.