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Sunshine and smiles for Level Playing Field

22 April 2015

Sheffield United was delighted to be able to promote Level Playing Field's "Weeks of Action" at the game against Bradford City.


The Level Playing Field organisation seeks to ensure equal access to all sports for all individuals regardless of their disabilities or needs and to mark the day United invited the newly formed Bantams Disabled Organisation to join with them.


Before kick-off Sheffield United Disabled Supporters took part in a pennant exchange with Bantams Disabled Organisation, supported by United Managing Director Malachy Brannigan.


At half-time a certificate presentation was made to participants of the Sheffield United Community Foundation's DS Active Programme by Vice President David Green. Their excitement was easy to see by the smiles on their faces.


This was followed by a pitch parade by disabled supporters from both United and Bradford City, where they received a fantastic reception from both sets of fans, with applause rippling around the stadium as they made their way around the pitch.


"The Bradford City fixture was one of our Level Playing Field designated matches," said Malachy Brannigan, "And we were really pleased that disabled fans from Bradford City could join us. We continue to work hard to be an all-inclusive Club and days like this give out a very positive message."


Chair of Bantams DO, Kate Eveleigh said: "As a new group, we are always looking for opportunities to interact with other similar groups and support campaigns such as LPF Weeks of Action. We were very pleased to be invited to participate in the events at Bramall Lane on Saturday, and all our members enjoyed themselves."


The Level Playing Fields week of action is an annual programme of events that aims to promote inclusion and raise awareness of issues. Full details of the national campaign can be found online at http://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/lpf-weeks-action


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