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Complete survey as part of Level Playing Field's Weeks of Action

27 February 2021

AFC Wimbledon is pleased to support the 2021 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action.

This annual initiative, now in its 17th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.

The #WeeksOfAction is backed by all of our staff and Will Nightingale, Dan Csoka, and Nik Tzanev have shown their support for Level Playing Field ahead of today’s match versus Hull City. Our first-team coaching staff will also be wearing Level Playing Field badges at today's game.

Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15 per cent -20 per cent of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club. As part of this, we have launched a survey that aims to provide the best possible experience for you when fans are able to attend matches at Plough Lane (please see the bottom of this page for more information).

We want to shine a light on the positives of attending a live matchday and in turn help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport. Back in March 2021 when sport was suspended, it was not just a stop to live sport. It was a separation. The football community pro-actively carried out many positive initiatives, to raise awareness during this period of fan separation, with public displays of support for campaigns like ‘Rainbow Laces’, ‘No Room For Racism’ and ‘Heads Up’ campaign.

Level Playing Field are asking the football family to continue with their support, this time for disabled supporters who are desperately missing live sport, as highlighted in last year’s Level Playing Field COVID 19 Fan Survey. Visit the Level Playing Field website for more information. 

This campaign we are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales to celebrate the #WeeksOfAction. Not only to promote the positive experience had by disabled fans but also the message of access and inclusion for all.

For more information about Level Playing Field and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk, email info@levelplayingfield.org.uk or call 01923 545370.

Alternatively, you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction.

AFC Wimbledon is now registered as a Disability Confident employer. Through Disability Confident, we ensure that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Disability and additional needs survey

AFC Wimbledon is passionate about getting things right for all our fans. We want to understand how we could best help you at the new stadium to ensure your experiences are as positive as possible.

While this survey is aimed at fans with disabilities and additional needs, it is available to all fans. You may be a family member, a friend or a carer or you may be a fan who is concerned about the commute to Plough Lane and the potential lack of parking.

We appreciate that not all fans are able to complete this survey themselves online. For assistance, please contact Mandy in the club office by e-mail: amanda.bynon@afcwimbledon.ltd.uk .

At the end of this survey, you will have your chance to add your contact details so we can send you specialist information.

Complete the survey  


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