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CITY'S DASH FOR DISABILITY!

30 March 2016

A disability dash will act as the launch event for Bradford City’s programme of activities during Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action. This annual initiative which celebrates and raises awareness of access and inclusion for disabled supporters is now in its eleventh year.

 

Level Playing Field (LPF) is a registered charity that believes that being a disabled person is a social issue and that an individual only becomes disabled because of the social, attitudinal and environmental barriers that the individual faces (known as the social model of disability).


Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club. 

 

We also appreciate that many disabled people have yet to share the passion and pleasures of being a football fan and our events will showcase some of our fantastic work we do year round with our disabled supporters - we hope you will join us!

 

Our Events in April

 

Sat 2 - ‘Disability Dash’

Starting at 1:00pm, a parade along Midland Road please bring your flags, banners and wear your colours with pride! (meet on the road near BEAP centre 12.45pm)

 

Sat 2 - Light it Up Blue! – Wear something blue in support of World Autism Awareness Day

 

Mon 4 - Members of Bradford Disability Football Club and Bantams Do are invited to watch youth & first team train

 

Thurs 7 - Bantams DO first AGM to be held in 1911 7pm

 

Sat 9 - ‘Being a Bantam’ disabled supporters photography project launch

 

Sat 9 - Half time on the pitch will be juniors from Bradford Disability Football Club and Swindon Town Community Foundation DSA

 

Mon 11 - The Football Supporters Federation have sponsored a disabled player to participate in ‘Play It Like A pro’ to raise awareness of the barriers for playing football with someone who has a disability.

 

If you want any further details or would like to get involved please email Jaimie Dorward, Disability Liaison Officer bradfordcityfcdlo@gmail.com or get in touch with your disabled supporter groups;


Bradford Disability Football Club - bradforddisabilityfc@gmail.com

Bradford Disabled Supporters Organisation - bantamsdo@gmail.com


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