Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’, which help highlight the positive initiatives undertaken by clubs, sporting venues and their governing bodies to improve access for disabled fans, will run from Saturday 29th February to Sunday 15th March.
We have teamed up with leading disability charity Level Playing Field (LPF) to help non-league clubs improve access and facilities for disabled fans. We’re delighted that the idea is being supported by both the National League, which has required all clubs to complete the disability access survey, and the Northern Premier League.
While the excitement and celebration of this weekend's Football United event has been attracting the attention of the LGBT+ community and the media, it may perplex some football fans about why events like this are needed, and why they are important.
It can sometimes feel as if the top tier of football is just engaged in debate in the media or in meeting rooms about what to do about discrimination in every aspect of the game; but there are thousands of active supporters and clubs at all levels trying to make a difference. That includes sparks of activity in the National Game too, thanks to the Fans for Diversity campaign.
On Friday 8th March the Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative in Liverpool attended the Penny Lane mosque in Liverpool to receive a set of food and other donations that had been made over the past eight weeks.
When Football Unites is a short documentary by film-maker Liam Sullivan and the Fans for Diversity campaign charting the new relationship, and cultural exchange, between the Lady Imps Supporters Association and the Bangla Bantams. Here Fans for Diversity campaigns officer Maria Horner tells us more about the project…