Preston North End Football Club is proud to be supporting Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’ campaign with today’s themed matchday.
Level Playing Field is a sports charity that acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation for disabled sports fans, currently supporting disabled fans through a free membership programme and providing virtual offers, including weekly Zoom calls and a podcast.
Level Playing Field also supports clubs with training for staff, access audits and expert advice and guidance on making football a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans.
Preston North End is getting involved once in the charity’s 17th annual ‘Weeks of Action’ campaign by helping supporters to learn about the work of Level Playing Field by understanding what they do, how they aim to improve accessibility and inclusion, and how they can assist disabled fans.
The club is marking this year's Weeks of Action with its designated Level Playing Field matchday against Huddersfield Town on Saturday 27th February. Preston North End Community and Education Trust secondary school provision student Saphena will be virtual mascot for the day as part of this year's themed celebrations.
Supporter and Disability Liaison Officer Hannah Woodburn said: “We’re proud to once again be supporting Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’ with our themed matchday to promote access and inclusion for all supporters attending matches at Deepdale.
“We are of course disappointed that supporters cannot be with us for matches during this challenging time. However, it remains important to promote the work of Level Playing Field, as well as our own message that all supporters with a disability are welcome at Deepdale, and that we hope to have them back cheering on the team as soon as possible.
“While we can’t have the same themed activities around the stadium today as we have had for previous Level Playing Field matchdays, we will be promoting the charity’s great work with players wearing specialist warm-up tee shirts and sharing other themed assets and graphics around the stadium and on social media.”