The football club is proud to announce that, in line with its commitment to meeting all aspects of the Equality Act 2010, Jaimie Dorward is to take up a voluntary role with the Club as its Disability Liaison Officer.
In the past, this role has been covered by the Club’s Facilities Manager, David Dowse, but for operational reasons it is difficult for him to leave the Control Room and this makes it difficult for him to contact disabled supporters on a match-day.
In the future, Jaimie (pictured left in main article image) will work closely with David but will be able move freely around the stadium as the game is taking place. In addition, to the match day role, Jaimie will be involved fully in monitoring the needs of the supporters with disabilities who attend Bradford City matches and making sure that the Club can meet the many varied needs of individual supporters.
Jaimie said today, “I am delighted that Bradford City FC has invited me to take on this important role with the Club. I intend to build-on the good relationships and facilities here at the Club and enhance the match day experience for all supporters”.
The Club’s Chief Operating Officer, James Mason added, “The Club is doing a huge amount of work behind the scenes to make sure that football is affordable and accessible to all, this is another important measure that will help the Club to continue to reach out to supporters that need additional support to enjoy the full match day experience”.
Jaimie is no stranger to many of the Club’s disabled supporters as she already plays an active role in supporting the BCFC Disability team and headlines the Community Foundation’s Volunteer Project. She has also served in the recent past as a supporter representative on the Safety Advisory Group.
Away from the Club she also three years experience as an Ambassador for the National Autistic Society.
Any supporters can contact Jaimie on firstname.lastname@example.org .
She would welcome any offers of help, information on good practice and good service at the stadium as well as comments and queries where service could be improved.