Pompey For All event at Fratton Park
Portsmouth Football Club host their first disabled inclusion day at Fratton Park on Thursday.
Fans are encouraged to come along and find out about a wide range of initiatives and activities to make football more inclusive.
There will also be an appearance during the event by members of Paul Cook’s first team squad.
Organised by Pompey DSA – in partnership with the club and Pompey in the Community – ‘Pompey for All’ will be held in the Victory Lounge from 12pm-5pm.
The event is the club’s main contribution to Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action from April 2-17, which aim to highlight the issue of accessibility in sport.
Representatives from Pompey’s Amputee, Powerchair and Walking football teams will be on hand, as well as Special Olympics representatives, to guide you through their sports.
Attendees can even have a go with some taster sessions, including an introduction to Boccia.
The club have also been working the DSA to produce a virtual tour of Fratton Park and the fruits of this will be available to watch on the day.
Pompey Disabled Supporters’ Association, the Audio Descriptive Service commentators, Pompey in the Community, Life and Chimes and all participating sports will be providing staffed information stalls.
Steve Webb, chair of Pompey DSA, said: “The event is shaping up to be really exciting and we are expecting a large number of people to come along.
“The fact some of Paul Cook’s squad are making an appearance shows their commitment to the cause of making the club more inclusive.”
Colin Farmery, the club’s head of inclusion, added: “I'm really looking forward to the event. We want Portsmouth FC to be truly a club for everyone who wants to be involved.
“This is a chance to celebrate the positive things we have done as a Pompey family to make football as accessible as possible to all.”
For more details, please contact Pompey DSA by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or Michael Pink at Pompey in the Community by emailing email@example.com