COMMUNITY | Wrexham AFC celebrating Level Playing Field’s Access Week

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Wed 04 Mar 2020

This Saturday we play at home against Eastleigh and we are celebrating Level Playing Field’s Access Week.

It is an annual period of inspiration and celebration, of good access and inclusion at sporting venues.

We are proud at Wrexham AFC to highlight and showcase all the good work being done around accessibility and inclusion at our club.

Over recent years a great deal of work has gone into making improvements at Wrexham AFC to make the match day experience even better for disabled fans.

Our DLO Kerry has headed the celebrations at Wrexham AFC this year for this week's game against Eastleigh, and we are delighted to have two very special mascots for the day, both of whom have a disability, so were very happy to be part of these celebrations.

Erin, who is 9, is our youngest blind supporter and what a little star she is.

She's the happiest young girl, who comes to every home game and loves listening to the audio descriptive commentary.

Harry is 10 and has only started attending live football matches at Wrexham AFC since we launched the quiet zone in the ground, as he has autism and finds it easier to sit in this area. He is a complete football mad little boy and loves his afternoon's at The Racecourse.

They are both so excited to be our joint mascots for the day.

Kerry said: "I have also got the first team involved in the day's celebrations, as last week I met up with them to do a team picture with the Level Playing Field T-shirts, to show our support for this important event. Also delighted that our manager was also happy to get involved in supporting and highlighting such a great cause.

"The first team will also be supporting the cause on Saturday, as they will be warming up in the level playing field T-shirts before kick off."

We also have a very special addition to the day's celebrations:

The Sign of the Times choir from St Christopher's School are going to be in attendance, and they will be doing a 15 minute set before kick off, showing the talents of the children signing the songs, whilst Libby sings for you all. They will also be fulfilling another small set for you again at half time.

We are so excited to welcome this amazing choir into our stadium on a match day and could't think of a more perfect way to celebrate, than by having the largest special needs school in Wales with us. We are very lucky and proud to have them in Wrexham and part of our community.

At Wrexham AFC we are very committed to making the very best match day experience for all our fans. We are continually looking at ways to improve and want Wrexham AFC to be a welcoming environment, that is fully inclusive to all, regardless of a disability. We want our club to hold no barriers.

So we are delighted, as a club, to be taking part in Level Playing Field's Access Week, here at the Racecourse Ground.

LPF 2020

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