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Barnsley FC is proud to support the Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action 2015. The initiative is aimed at promoting awareness of access and inclusion at sports venues and to improve the fan experience for all disabled supporters. This year’s event runs from Saturday 18th April to Sunday 3rd May.
Did you know that there are estimated to be 12 million disabled people in the UK? As a club we believe that football has the power to send a strong message that there is no place for disability discrimination in our sport. The Level Playing Field Weeks of Action gives us the opportunity to celebrate our disabled fans, showcase the work we are doing to make our sport more inclusive and ensuring disability is not a barrier to enjoying sport.
Level Playing Field is a charity with a remit for England and Wales. They are a campaigning and advisory organisation working on behalf of all disabled supporters to raise awareness, share good practice and promote ‘good access for all fans’. LPF works with sports governing bodies, Clubs and Leagues across all sports to improve access and inclusion for disabled people and believes sport can lead the way in ensuring equality for all in wider society.
Before today’s match both Barnsley FC Community Trust disability football team and Barnsley Tykes FC played in a football festival on the 3G pitch. Both clubs offer a fantastic opportunity for people with a disability to play football on a regular basis.
For more information please see below:
Barnsley FC Community Trust Disability Football Club
Every Saturday term time
Barnsley FC – 4G Pitch
Contact Hannah Philips on 01226 211333
Barnsley Tykes Football Club
Barnsley FC Academy – 3G pitch
Contact Molly Walker on 01226 747313
For information on all of Barnsley FC Community Trust activities for people with a disability please call Hannah Philips 0n 01226 211333.
You can get involved by tweeting your support to @lpftweets using the hashtag #united4access
Level Playing Field would like to thank Barnsley FC for supporting the Weeks of Action 2015.
For more information about Level Playing Field, who we are and what we do including how to become a member, visit our website www.levelplayingfield.org.uk, email us at [email protected] or call us on 0208 621 2403.