Bradford City Football Club is pleased to support the 2017 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action. This annual initiative, now in its 12th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
This period of celebration and awareness begins this Saturday (4 March 2017) through to Sunday 19 March.
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.
This year we are celebrating the ‘Game Changers’ that make a big difference to the match day experience of our disabled fans. We want to shine a light on those who lead and pioneer change that improves access and inclusion, and in many cases changing the lives of disabled people.
Bradford City has many active disabled supporters and #gamechangers we have an article every home game in the programme about the activities we do to showcase our work within the community from active attendance of matches, participation in playing the game, education, volunteering and employment opportunities through our Community Foundation profiles of our disabled volunteers, football players, fans.
Over the next few weeks we will headline some these stories on our website just to remind you of what we have been up to!
Other activities we have include “FIFA 2017” tournament and following our short breaks trip to Swindon earlier in the season, our junior disabled football players will host the return leg on the pitch against Swindon on March 18th.
Please showcase your stories and activities #gamechangers @officialbantams @lpftweets