Throughout March, Walsall FC DSA and Walsall FC have showed their support of the Level Playing Field 2018 'Weeks of Action' Campaign (#OurMatchday) which has been held at clubs all over the UK to raise awareness of the work that clubs do to provide a positive match day, whist also sharing the match day experiences of disabled supporters.
Weeks of Action which is now in its 13th year, looks to inspire and encourage more disabled people to attend live football matches and other sports events in order for them to become supporters.
The campaign comes off the back of the recent UEFA and CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) publications that state that only 50% of disabled people have participated in a leisure or sporting activity and Level Playing Field intend to support and change that statistic.
LPF Chief Executive Owain Davies said "We are delighted to launch the 2018 'Weeks of Action' #OurMatchday. The theme allows fans and clubs to share the good experiences they have and the positive work being carried out by clubs and DSA's (Disabled Supporters Associations) to ensure that match days are accessible, inclusive and for the whole community. Weeks of Action is all about celebrating and championing good access and inclusive match days for disabled fans".
For more information on Level Playing Field and the work they do, please visit their website at www.levelplayingfield.org.uk.
Walsall FC DSA took part in the campaign during two matches in March and before the Rochdale game at the Banks's Stadium, some of the DSA Committee along with some of its members had their photos taken with the LPF banner, club mascot 'Swifty' and DSA mascot 'Derrick the Minion' and before the Wigan game, met up with Saddlers star Nicky Devlin for another photo opportunity.
Students from the Walsall College Learning Department were also invited to the Wigan match by the Walsall FC Community Programme and they also had the photo taken with the LPF banner and scarves in support of the Weeks of Action Campaign.
To see photos of Walsall FC DSA support of the 'Weeks of Action' campaign, please CLICK HERE.