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Seasiders Support Level Playing Field's Weeks of Action

AFC Wimbledon Game Dedicated To Disability Charity

5 March 2021

The Disability charity is celebrating its 17th ‘Weeks of Action’ campaign from Saturday 27 February to Sunday 14 March, which aims to showcase the good work being done by clubs and organisations to improve accessibility and inclusion across all sports.

As with fans, Level Playing Field will be absent from the terraces this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which means they will be taking their campaign virtual for the first time ever.

Though activities are affected by the on-going situation, the Seasiders and Blackpool FC Community Trust are supporting the campaign at Saturday’s home fixture against AFC Wimbledon, with the players wearing Level Playing Field t-shirts in the warm-up.

Who are ‘Level Playing Field’?

Level Playing Field is a sports charity that acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation for disabled sports fans.

The charity supports disabled sports fans through the following channels:

Membership programme

As a user led organisation, Level Playing Field’s members are always at the heart of what they do. Their shared passion for sport and equality really drives them to influence long-term change and improve the spectator experience for all disabled fans.

The Level Playing Field ‘Fan’ membership is free to join, and includes the following benefits:

  • Weekly ‘match day’ newsletter with general LPF updates.
  • Quarterly ‘Fan’ specific exclusive newsletter.
  • Invites to take part in annual events such as Weeks of Action and regional/national forums.
  • Official membership Certificate.
  • It’s free to become a member.

Other benefits include:

  • Access to independent, expert advice and guidance on access and inclusion issues.
  • Opportunity to feedback on Access and Inclusion through LPF’s annual survey.
  • Opportunity to network with other disabled fans, fan groups and disability/sports organisations.

To become a Level Playing Field member, click here or contact ben@levelplayingfield.org.uk.

Active Level Playing Field Initiatives

Level Playing Field run a range of initiatives for disabled sports fans, especially specific to the current climate of living through a global pandemic.

Active Level Playing Field initiatives:

  • Talking sport - Level Playing Field launched the Talking Sport initiative to help reduce loneliness and isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Match of the Day… Before – Every Monday the Fans Liaison Team host an open-invitation zoom call, where fans can come along and chat about all the weekend action. Email liam@levelplayingfield.org.uk for more information.
  • The Level Playing Field podcast – The latest Level Playing Field initiative, a monthly podcast series with guests from across the sporting community.

To find out more about the above, contact liam@levelplayingfield.org.uk.


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