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TOWN HELP CELEBRATE LEVEL PLAYING FIELD’S WEEK OF ACTION

5 March 2020

Huddersfield Town held special Level Playing Field's game against Charlton

- Town embrace Level Playing Field’s Week of Action
- Celebrated through Level Playing Field game against Charlton
- Find out what Huddersfield Town do to assist supporters with disabilities

Huddersfield Town celebrated Level Playing Field’s Week of Action during the Charlton Athletic game last Saturday as we continue to try and make the Club accessible to everyone.

The fixture was the Club’s Level Playing Field game, with the occasion marked in multiple ways throughout the day to help highlight the work of the charity.

Level Playing Field is a registered charity in England and Wales, and acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation to its membership and other parties across all sports.

This season’s Week of Action was part of its 16th annual Weeks of Action campaign, celebrating good access and inclusion at sporting venues.

In attendance on Saturday was LPF’s Disability Action Officer Nicky Baker, who was met by Club Ambassador Andy Booth!

As well as that, videos showcasing the work of Level Playing Field were played on the big screen inside the Stadium both prior to kick-off and at half-time.

The work of the charity was also featured in The Terrier; Huddersfield Town’s official matchday programme.

At the game, the Huddersfield Town Disabled Supporters Club (HTDSC) were also on location before kick-off, letting supporters know how they can get involved with the group.

The Club works closely with the HTDSC to promote inclusivity and football for all. For example, three First Team players surprised members of the HTDSC in March 2019 at one of their monthly social events and took part in the special question and answer session.

There are also several other things that the Club are also actively doing to become more accessible for everyone.

A new scheme to support fans with disabilities on match days was introduced at the beginning of the current season.

The scheme helps those with hidden disabilities to easily identify themselves to Club and Stadium staff should they need assistance, without being required to explain their disability.

This was launched with the hope that it would make it easier for fans with disabilities such as Crohn’s disease, Autism or other hidden conditions to come and enjoy the game.

As well as that, in the last year, First Team players and staff were joined by local deaf and hard of hearing children from Newsome High School at PPG Canalside to learn Basic Sign Language.

Level Playing Field themselves also trained staff members in Disability Awareness and Etiquette earlier in the season, as Huddersfield Town continue to be committed to promoting inclusion and accessibility.

To find out more about the work we do or to raise any queries, feel free to contact the Ticket Office via dlo@htafc.com or 01484 960 606.


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