Crawley Town backing Level Playing Field initiatives for disabled supporters on Saturday
Crawley Town is pleased to support the 2016 Level Playing Field (LPF) Week of Action by inviting some of our disabled supporters to escort the players onto the pitch at Saturday's game against Oxford United.
year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.thLPF, now in its 11
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 footballfans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to the club.
We also appreciate that many disabled people have yet to share the passion and pleasures of being a football fan.
Crawley TownMembers of the DSA work alongside the Club to improve facilities for disabled fans and welcome new ones, along with their families and friends. is pleased to provide an Audio Description Commentary to help visually impaired fans at every home game, which is free to use and available to both home and away supporters. It was set up as a result of the ongoing collaboration between the club and the Disabled Supporters’ Association (DSA).
.The club is also helping the Mayor of Crawley, Chris Cheshire who is also a DSA member, to promote her charities which support disabled youngsters and encourage volunteering
We are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales who are all #united4access and have chosen to share one common message - Access and Inclusion for All.
. Crawley Community & Voluntary ServiceOn Saturday please give generously to the Mayor's chosen charity, the Springboard Project, which is based in Crawley. Chris is also looking for supporters who have some time to spare who may want to consider helping
Alternatively, you may wish to send a message of support on Twitter to @lpftweets using the hashtag #united4access