Blackpool Football Club is pleased to support the 2020 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action.
This annual initiative, now in its 16th 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%-20% 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.
This year we are celebrating the matchday experience for disabled fans. We want to shine a light on the positives of attending a live matchday and in turn help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport.
The first-team squad will be supporting the Weeks of Action by warming up in Level Playing Field t-shirts at tomorrow’s game against Ipswich Town. The Community Trust will also have programme participants form a guard of honour when the teams enter the field of play.
This campaign we are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales to celebrate the #WeeksOfAction to not only promote the positive experience had by disabled fans but also the message of access and inclusion for all.
Alternatively, you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction.