‘Weeks of Action’ 2018
Exeter City Football Club; Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association; Exeter City Supporters Trust and One Game One Community Group fully supports Level Playing Field’s ‘weeks of action’ campaign.
This years ‘weeks of action’ runs from March 3rd to March 18th with this year’s theme focused on celebrating the matchday experience for fans with disabilities. You can join Level Playing Field for their 2018 Weeks of Action @ #OurMatchday @lpftweets or www.facebook.com/lpftweets
Level Playing Field believes as everyone at Exeter City does that fans are an important part of the game. By getting involved and by promoting access and inclusion we’re helping by making a big difference to supporters with disabilities everywhere enjoy their match day and the beautiful game that is football.
Football, as the nation’s favourite game has a key leadership role in promoting access, tackling discrimination and ensuring everyone has the opportunity and ability, to enjoy the game. It makes good sense to provide an inclusive environment with the clubs continued working partnership with our Disabled Supporters Association and One game, one community group as they both do great work in ensuring that supporters with disabilities can have an enjoyable match day experience and a voice at the club. To join us as members (membership is open to all). Please visit their join us webpage.
These are exciting times for our football club as redevelopments are taking place. With Exeter City working with us and our great ideas put to the club, the club will be making further improves to facilities for those with disabilities and there’ll be some additions in the form of more accessible wheelchair areas and a changing places room, just to name a few, so please keep a lookout for updates on the clubs website.
The club continues to work hard in making improvements to all their Policies which includes policies on disability. We’re leading the way with our Policy on Assistance Dogs, as a great deal of football clubs still don’t have this sort of policy and we encourage all clubs to really consider having one as it helps greatly with staff training and understanding how many different types of assistant dogs there are. Our Disability Policy has also been reviewed and updated to include changes to disability benefits.
Club Directors; Staff and members of other departments at the football club continue to take part in Equality and Diversity training, provided by the Football League and Level Playing Field.
For more details on the clubs facilities and football training for those with disabilities through the Exeter City Community Trust please visit the following websites @ https://www.exetercityfc.co.uk/tickets/disabled-ticket-information/ https://www.exetercitycommunitytrust.co.uk/
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