Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Community

COMMUNITY | Wrexham AFC team-up with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower for 2023/24 season

Wrexham AFC join Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

30 November 2023

Community

COMMUNITY | Wrexham AFC team-up with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower for 2023/24 season

Wrexham AFC join Hidden Disabilities Sunflower network

30 November 2023

Wrexham AFC is pleased to announce that we have become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower for the 2023/24 season.

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower work with many high-profile organisations, aiming to raise awareness of disabilities and conditions that may not be immediately apparent.

Wrexham AFC staff and stewards have received training in order to raise awareness of invisible disabilities and to give them the support to know how to approach a fan wearing a Sunflower lanyard - in order to offer help and assistance if it’s required.

The green lanyard shows discreetly that the wearer has a non-visible disability, while the white ‘I Support’ lanyards, which have been given out to Club Staff and stewards, to show their support for the Sunflower and that they fully understand the meaning and feel able to assist.

Staff around the STōK Cae Ras have been offered ‘I Support’ lanyards to indicate they have completed the training and are ready to support Sunflower wearers. 

If fans wish to receive a Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard to wear at the STōK Cae Ras on matchdays, then please contact DLO Kerry Evans at kerry.evans@wrexhamafc.co.uk.

Speaking about joining the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, Evans said: “We’re extremely proud to become a member of the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower at Wrexham AFC.

“This enables people who feel they want to show they have a hidden disability the opportunity to do so, and by wearing their lanyard, our staff and stewards are aware that they may need further assistance.

“I was delighted with the response from staff and stewards when we undertook the training, they were all very enthusiastic and wanting to be involved and support the Sunflower as much as possible to support those with hidden disabilities."

Paul White, CEO, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower said: “Wrexham AFC has catapulted football and the ‘everyday fan’ worldwide in recent years. The documentaries have offered people globally an insight into the importance and sense of belonging that being part of a football club brings, whether as a player, supporter, or member of staff.

“In the same way, the Sunflower sits in the heart of communities and creates access for people with non-visible disabilities.

"Becoming a Sunflower-friendly club, Wrexham AFC is announcing that fans, visitors, and staff with invisible disabilities will receive a warm welcome at STōK Cae Ras all year round.”

To find out more about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower, you can visit their website


Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account