Sheffield United will support the 2019 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action at Tuesday evening's game against Brentford.
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% of the population, and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and United are pleased to take this opportunity to thank the club's own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication.
But the club also appreciate that many disabled people have yet to share the passion and pleasures of being a football fan. United continues to work with the Sheffield United Disabled Supporters (SUDS) group and the Community Foundation to engage with fans with a wide range of disabilities and welcomes disabled fans along with their families and friends. The work done in this area contributes towards the club's Equality Code of Practice.
Kay Adkins, United's disabled liaison officer, said: "This match as part of the Week of Action is a great opportunity for us all in football and specifically here at United, to look both backwards to celebrate what we have done in the past year and forwards to how we can provide even better services in the future."
The club's inclusion advisory group have assisted to format the celebration activity for the game against Brentford. There will be Sheffield United Disabled Supporters pennant exchange before the game, a guard of honour for when the players enter the field of play performed by members of SUDS, the traditional circuit of the pitch at half-time and activity on the pitch involving disabled groups.
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