Pompey are delighted to be supporting the 2019 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action at our home game with Scunthorpe today.
This annual initiative – now in its 14th 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 per cent of the population and this number is increasing year on year.
Naturally, a large number of them are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled supporters for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club.
But we also appreciate that many disabled people have yet to share the passion and pleasures of being a football fan.
Pompey are pleased to provide a range of services to support our fans, including accessible away coach travel, an audio-described commentary service and ear defenders for people with autism. We welcome disabled fans along with their families and friends.
As such, the Blues are happy to provide support the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2019 by welcoming ambulant disabled season ticket holder James Clowes as our matchday banner holder for the LPF campaign.
Members of the Pompey Disabled Supporters’ Association visited the training ground on Friday and Omar Bogle took time out from preparing for the game to give his backing for the campaign.
Head of inclusion Colin Farmery said: “The club have backed the LPF campaign for several years now and we are delighted to do so again. Ensuring Fratton Park is accessible as possible is a high priority for the club.”
LPF are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales who have chosen to share one common message – access and inclusion for all.
Alternatively, you can send a message of support to @lpftweets, using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction