Exeter City Football Club and Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association (ECDSA) are today fully supporting the ‘Level Playing Field’ campaign.
Level Playing Field is also the trading name of the National Association of Disabled Supporters and has organised weeks of action from 6th-21st April and are calling on all football clubs and fans to get behind their drive to make matchday experiences the same for everyone.
It is estimated that a minimum of 30,000 disabled football fans attend football on a regular basis. LPF campaigns to improve facilities/services so that all clubs offer the same kind of match day experience for disabled fans as non-disabled ones: “It can be as simple as an equitable access to tickets, a decent view, sitting under cover and with your own fans plus accessible toilets and bars.
LPF is keen to highlight that football plays a massive part in the everyday lives of disabled supporters: “Time and again we receive testimonials on how following football has had a positive effect on the life of disabled fans offering a sense of belonging, pride, passion and belief”.
Exeter City FC, with the fantastic help and support from ECDSA, ensure that supporters with disabilities can have an enjoyable match day experience and one facility we are all proud of is the provision of matchday commentary for visually impaired supporters and all the hard work put in by trained volunteer commentators. The club also has two wheelchairs for hire for those who are finding it difficult to get around because of a temporary disablement and waterproofs for those using Area 5. This is only a small amount what is provided here at Exeter City for all supporters with a disability.