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📝 Club to support Level Playing Field's Week of Action

Dedicated match to take place against Salford on 12th March

9 March 2022

Exeter City are proud to support Level Playing Field's Weeks of Action when we host Salford City on Saturday.

Exeter City Football Club; Disabled Supporters Association; Supporters Trust; All Supporters Group’s; One Game One Community Group and the Community Trust all fully support Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’ campaign.

At the Salford fixture, players will wear dediated LPF t-shirts, there will be social media and programme coverage of the campaign, and you will also see more information on the LED boards and new big screen at the Tracks Suzuki away terrace.

In its 18th season, Level Playing Field’s annual Weeks of Action campaign looks to shine a light on the positive work being done by clubs, DSAs, fans and other organisations towards access and inclusion.

The main aim is to drive a greater matchday experience to encourage more disabled fans to watch the ‘beautiful game’. The key objective of Weeks of Action is to raise awareness of good access and inclusion and how it benefits disabled fans and the wider community.

The Club will be welcoming a team from the Deaf Academy in Exeter to the game, which will also be the teams first visit to St James Park.

Nick Saunders, Disabled Liaison Officer at City, has recently stepped down and Jeanne Jones, who will now take up the role, has thanked him for his service.

"I would like to pay a massive thank you to Nick after many years of hard work putting in place many facilities for disabled supporters. I have stepped into his shoes. I have worked with Nick for many years on the committee of ECDSA and, with his support hope to follow in his footsteps. "

Level Playing Field believes that disabled fans are an important part of the game. Everyone here at Exeter City and the Supporters Trust echoes that sentiment. By getting involved and by promoting access and inclusion we are helping make a big difference to supporters with disabilities everywhere enjoying their match day experience 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 the Disabled Supporters Association and the One game, One Community group who do great work in ensuring that supporters with disabilities as well as other minority groups, can have an enjoyable match day experience and ’a voice to be heard’ at the club.

You can join Level Playing Field for their 2022 Weeks of Action @ #OurMatchday @lpftweets or www.facebook.com/lpftweets.

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.exetercitycommunitytrust.co.uk/

or email: disability@exetercityfc.co.uk


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