Altrincham FC Diversity and Inclusion Officer Jordan Tyms writes:
Altrincham FC are delighted to announce that this Saturday's Vanarama National League North fixture with Spennymoor Town at The J.Davidson Stadium is being dedicated to Level Playing Field Weeks of Action campaign.
The 16th annual Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action is set to get underway with clubs, disabled supporters associations (DSAs) and fans joining together to celebrate the matchday experience for disabled fans.
As part of an ongoing commitment to ensuring the club are inclusive and accessible to all, Alty are launching their first-ever disabled supporters‘ survey, which is being backed by Paralympics gold medalists and world champion cyclists Neil Fachie MBE and Lora Fachie MBE.
Neil and Lora will be in attendance at the match on Saturday, alongside guests from Stockdales and Better Things, two locally based learning disability charities, and Altrincham FC’s disability football team, who are currently top of the Cheshire Ability Counts League, East Championship.
The disabled supporters’ survey can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WCTNVXM,
Everyone who completes the survey and leaves their contact details will be entered into a free prize draw to win a pair of season tickets to Altrincham FC for the 2020-21 season, which starts in August this year. The survey will remain open until April 19th.
Alty director Bill Waterson said: 'As a club, we are fully committed to providing a great matchday experience for all our supporters, and that includes making The J.Davidson Stadium as accessible and inclusive as we can. Launching our first disabled supporters’ survey is another step to achieving that, and we welcome as many views as possible.'
Alty Inclusion and Diversity Officer Jordan Tyms added: 'We are joining sports clubs across the country that shine a light on the good work that is done to improve the enjoyment and experience of disabled sports fans. I am looking forward to seeing the outcome of the survey and using it to help plan future projects.'