Bolton Wanderers are pleased to support the 2018 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action.
This annual initiative, now in its 13th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15% 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.
With this year, we are focusing on ‘Our Matchday’ which specifically looks at the positive experience for disabled fans in attending a matchday, with clubs sharing what they do to make their games as accessible and inclusive possible.
One such fan who is a regular attendee at Macron Stadium is 20-year-old Morgan Parry. A season-ticket holder at Macron Stadium for 13 years having started coming to games when he was just seven, he shows his support for Wanderers home and away with his father Stephen.
Currently studying BTEC for Business at Bolton College meanwhile, one of his assignments last year was to develop the idea of a new business and he decided to be a consultant for sports clubs in regards to their provisions for access for people with disabilities.
He collected research from various grounds around the country, with his efforts in his studies leading him to the door of the EFL.
Aneel Javed, Specialist Advisor for Inclusion at the Football League, was so impressed with Morgan’s work that he was asked to feature in a special documentary by the league’s governing body and attend a special disability conference at Derby County last year.
This Weeks of Action campaign meanwhile, Bolton Wanderers are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales to promote a message of access and inclusion for all.
Alternatively you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #OurMatchday.