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Important message on match security

Helpful tips on how to keep yourself and others safe on a game day.

26 October 2018

Deji Oshilaja has called for everyone connected with AFC Wimbledon to play their part in ensuring that supporters get home safe and sound on match days.

AFC Wimbledon are working closely with the police and the EFL to review security at the Cherry Red Records Stadium during the 2018/19 season.

In a combined effort to support this important club cause, our captain wants players, staff and supporters to remain vigilant on match days and report any concerns to stewards, staff members or police.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s home match against Luton Town, our captain said: “On and off the pitch this club is built on everyone working together as a team for one cause. We all need to do our bit to ensure that the match day experience is a safe one for all supporters. All of us have friends and family attending the games and you could make a difference in keeping them safe by reporting any concerns to stewards, staff members, or police.”

Attacks might be rare, and the chance of you being caught up in one unlikely, but the message is #ActionCountersTerrorism:

  • Run – run to a place of safety.
  • Hide – it’s better to hide than to confront.
  • Tell – tell the police by calling 999.

Here's a quick reminder of what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe on a match day:

  • Arrive early, allowing more time for security checks
  • Minimise what you carry, fewer bag searches will speed up entry to the ground
  • Be vigilant at all times and if you see anything suspicious, tell a steward right away
  • If you see anything that could pose an immediate threat to safety, call 999
  • In an emergency, listen to the Public-Address instructions and follow them
  • If told to evacuate, do so immediately, do not wait around to film events on your mobile
  • Move right away from the stadium as quickly as possible for your safety and to allow clear access for any emergency vehicles
  • Once you are safe, follow the local police force's advice. If you have access, follow local police on Twitter for important updates

To find out more, visit gov.uk/ACT or @TerrorismPolice


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