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Level Playing Field

2017 - A year in review

Welcome to Level Playing Field

It has certainly been a momentous and busy year for Level Playing Field. In wishing you the compliments of the season and the very best for 2018, we thought we would just highlight some of the key events from the last twelve months

2017 - A Year in Review

2017 has seen the topic of access and inclusion for disabled spectators at the top of the agenda, gaining further exposure in Parliament and national media. We have also seen growth and development of our day to day work and projects, with 2018 promising to be another busy and exciting year for the charity.

If you are attending any fixtures over the New Year period, do please remember to have your say and leave us a fans comment on one of our club pages!

Highlights from the Year

Level Playing Field have had an exceptionally busy year - here are a few of the top stories from throughout the year

Premier League Pledge

Liverpool to meet Premier League pledge

Watford FC introduce Changing Places facility at Vicarage Road

Sensory Room opens at Southampton FC

Crystal Palace announce accessibility improvements at Selhurst Park

Arsenal open sensory room

Tracey Crouch backs EHRC’s work to enforce Premier League Pledge

LPF Response to Premier League Pledge (Accessible Stadia Guidelines Report)

West Bromwich Albion’s disability facilities praised by LPF

Man City disabled supporters now able to buy tickets online

Others news

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

Luton Town to introduce Audio Descriptive Commentary at Kenilworth Road

Mansfield Town to launch Audio Descriptive Commentary at first home game of the season

Level Playing Field joins the All-Party Parliamentary American Football Group

AFC Bournemouth and Autism Wessex launch campaign for fans with Autism

Level Playing Field (LPF) signs up to the ‘Disability Confident’ initiative

Things that made us smile

EFL Disability Conference - Bolton Wanderers fan Morgan Parry's story

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

Wembley Stadium unveils plaque in honour of Gary Deards

Disabled fan interviews Liverpool FC manager Jurgen Klopp

Yannick Bolasie plays FIFA 18 with young disabled fan Noah

Weeks of Action 2017

This year saw an increase on the number of Weeks of Action participants to 92, this includes football clubs, other sports clubs, Disabled Supporters Associations and other organisations. More information on this year's Weeks of Action can be found here.

Help us make next year's Weeks of Action bigger and better - help us to ensure we have at least 100 organisations supporting us! To really make a difference and ensure improved accessibility for disabled fans.

Next year's Weeks of Action will take place 3rd-18th March 2018. For more information, please contact us.

Working Together: Clubs and disabled fans

The Level Playing Field, Working Together project has continued to go from strength to strength.

Read more here.

Awareness Days in 2017

We have offered support to a range of Awareness Days in 2017 via our website and social media.

Christmas opening times

The office will be closed from lunchtime on Friday 22nd December and re-open on Tuesday 2nd January. We wish you all a happy festive season.

Our Works

Access Audits

LPF have continued to deliver professional access audits which are undertaken by NRAC auditors specialising in sporting venues and has completed audits at sports stadia 2017. 



This year has seen the continued implementation of our bespoke ‘Disability Inclusion & Etiquette Training’ service which aims to raise awareness around disability issues for staff, decision makers and stakeholders at sporting venues. We have delivered training to over 400 delegates this year and our training is CPD accredited.



Advice and expertise to clubs, Leagues, stakeholders, disabled fans themselves


Club Mediation

Our club mediation service for clubs, individuals and fan groups to help resolve issues affecting disabled supporters has proved more popular than ever. In 2017, we have dealt with numerous mediation enquiries covering a wide range of access issues at sports stadia.


Read about our services here.

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.

Follow us: Twitter

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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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