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Level Playing Field

Summer 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.

Get in touch with Level Playing Field and have your say!

With the new football season soon to get underway, we are updating and verifying all of our club information in preparation for kick-off in August.

We are calling on disabled fans to continue to give us feedback on their matchday experiences. This is not just for football fans and we are increasingly keen on hearing from fans who visit other sporting venues in England & Wales. 

You can give us your feedback by using our Fans Comments facility here, or by email:, and by phone: 0208 621 2403

Our thanks to all who have got in touch with us last season - we greatly value your input and look forward to hearing from you in the future.

‘This is how it feels’ – Disability Hate Crime, Abuse & Discrimination

Level Playing Field is launching a campaign named ‘This is how it feels’ in August which aims to raise awareness and tackle the problem of disability hate crime, abuse and discrimination, as well as to educate and promote the use of the social model of disability.

As part of this campaign, we wish to tell the story of disabled fans and how disability hate crime and discrimination as well as outdated references to disability impacts upon them, how it makes them feel and the barriers this creates to full inclusion.

We are looking for disabled & non-disabled fans to provide us with fan stories, quotes, interviews and testimonies that will provide us with some really emotive and engaging content based on their own experience of this form of discrimination.  All too often, unpleasant and upsetting hate crimes are disregarded and go unreported – we aim to change that. 

This information can, of course, be on an entirely anonymous basis as we do recognise how difficult it can be to deal with these matters.

If you are interested in providing LPF with content to be used during this campaign, please do get in touch with us by email: or by phone: 0208 621 2403

Jo and Jeff Newall win MK Dons Fans of the Year Award

Disabled fans Jo and Jeff Newall have won the MK Dons Fans of the Year award for their contribution to improving the experience of disabled football supporters, as well as their commitment travelling to away matches with the Dons.

Read more here

Premier League Access Pledge

With the August 2017 Access Pledge looming, Premier League clubs have been making improvements to their stadia during the off season:

West Bromwich Albion to meet Accessible Stadia minimum standards in time for new season

Stoke City make improvements for disabled supporters

Watford & Manchester United make progress towards accessibility pledge 

Update on Manchester United accessibility plans


In the news...

LPF response to derogatory social media post in reference to mental health by Billericay Town Owner

Tranmere Rovers fans break world record in aid of Lee Knight Foundation

Newport County DSA members included as part of clubs inclusive kit launch

Changing Places Awareness Day 2017

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 an LPF Access Audit and how to commission one here

Disability Inclusion & Etiquette Training (DIET)

Disability Inclusion and Etiquette Training (D.I.E.T) is a bespoke and competitively priced training package. Accredited through ‘CPD’ the training looks to upskill customer facing staff at sports stadiums/venues and organisations that provide services for disabled sports fans. Find out more 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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