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ALBION SUPPORT LPF WEEKS OF ACTION

9 March 2017

The club is backing the charity's annual initiative.


Brighton and Hove Albion is pleased to support the 2017 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action.

This annual initiative, now in its 12th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.

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 football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club.

It has been a big year for Brighton and Hove Albion with regards to access and inclusion. 

We released our access statement, a document giving disabled fans all the information regarding the accessibility of the Amex, and gave our disabled supporters the chance to give their own feedback in our disabled supporters' survey. 

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Subsequently we were awarded the Level Playing Field Centre of Excellence Award, and are one of only four stadiums that currently hold the status. To celebrate the Weeks of Action, we have invited our amputee football team to the Derby match.

We have also selected a number of disabled fans to trial our online booking system, with a view to launch online disabled ticketing for the start of the 2017/18 season.

In addition, Dan Coppard and Freddie Ireland  will be our guests of honour, carrying out the match ball ahead of the teams. Dan is part of our amputee side, which competes in the national league and Freddie has been attending our programmes for over five years and is now part of our FA Regional Talent Centre programme for Blind Football.

This Weeks of Action campaign allows sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales to come together to celebrate the #GameChangers, who make a difference for disabled football fans and to promote a message of access and inclusion for all.

For more information about Level Playing Field (LPF) and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk email info@levelplayingfield.org.uk or call 0208 621 2403.

Alternatively you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #GameChangers.

UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES

ALBION V DERBY COUNTY

FRIDAY 10TH MARCH, KICK-OFF 7.45PM


ALBION V BLACKBURN ROVERS

SATURDAY 1ST APRIL, KICK-OFF 3PM



ALBION V BIRMINGHAM CITY

TUESDAY 4TH APRIL, KICK-OFF 7.45PM


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