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Level Playing Field

January 2017 E-Newsletter

Welcome to Level Playing Field

LPF is a registered Charity in England and Wales which acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports. .

Brighton & Hove Albion FC receives Level Playing Field Centre of Excellence Award

Level Playing Field was delighted to present Brighton & Hove Albion with a 'Centre of Excellence' award in recognition of the club's accessible services and facilities.

Presented by LPF Vice President David Davies, an LPF statement noted the 'can do' culture throughout the club when it comes to access and inclusion for disabled fans.

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Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee publish report on access to sports stadia

The Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee has published a report on access to sports stadia including supporting legal action to be taken against clubs who continue to break the law.

Level Playing Field welcomed the report with Chair, Tony Taylor saying, "“This hard hitting report confirms what we as an organisation have been saying for many years - that all too often, disabled sports fans have an inequality of matchday experience". 

Read the Select Committee report Conclusions & Recommendations

Read Level Playing Field's response to the report

Level Playing Field response to Manchester United access pledge statement

Level Playing Field express disappointment at the news that Manchester United are set to miss the Premier League pledge to achieve Accessible Stadia minimum standards by August 2017.

The club have confirmed that whilst Old Trafford will have the infrastructure in place to achieve the minimum standards required by the deadline, they will be using a phased approach to minimise the disruption caused by relocating existing season ticket holders. It is anticipated that all planned wheelchair user spaces will be in full use by the 2020/21 season.

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Level Playing Field appoint Owain Davies as Development Officer

LPF is delighted to announce the appointment of Owain Davies as our new Development Officer.

Owain will support rugby clubs, county cricket clubs and other sports clubs across England and Wales to improve access and inclusion for disabled sports fans. Owain will also deliver LPF’s Disability Inclusion and Etiquette Training programme.

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Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2017 - Celebrating the 'Game Changers'

Level Playing Field are delighted to announce the 12th Weeks of Action campaign, taking place from the 4th – 19th March 2017.

This year’s Weeks of Action theme is all about leading and inspiring change. We are celebrating the ‘Game Changers’ who make a difference to the enjoyment and experience of disabled sports fans.

More details here

Working Together: Disabled Supporters Association News

Catch up with the latest news from Disabled Supporters Associations this month...

Agenda confirmed for inaugural North West Regional Forum

Newport County DSA seek new committee members

Wrexham AFC to host second Welsh Regional Forum

Fan Comments

Fans Comments are a great opportunity for fans provide feedback on their matchday experience - find out more here.

Here are a selection of this month's fans comments:

Swansea City

Preston North End

AFC Bournemouth


Wigan Athletic

Follow us on Social Media

Are you following us on Social Media yet? Stay up to date with all the latest news and developments at Level Playing Field by following us on Social Media. We update these regularly with new content and is a great way to keep up to speed with all that is happening in the world of access and inclusion.

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LPF Access Audits

LPF provides a professional programme of audits carried out by NRAC accredited Access Auditors with an increasing number of clubs and venue owners commissioning an LPF audit. Read more information on a LPF Access Audit and how to commission one here

Just Giving

Make a Charity donation online to support Level Playing Field's works. Every donation (small and large) is very much appreciated. 

Our Sponsors

LPF would like to thank the following Sponsors for their support:

The Football Foundation

Contact Us:

Address: Level Playing Field c/o CAFE, No.1 Olympic Way, Wembley, London, HA9 0NP

Helpline: 020 8621 2403


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