The 15th annual Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action is set to get underway with clubs, disabled supporters associations (DSAs) and fans joining together to celebrate the matchday experience for disabled fans.
From the 2 to 17 March there will be an array of matchday and non-matchday activities hosted by sports clubs that shine a light on the good work that is done to improve the enjoyment and experience of disabled sports fans.
Disabled people are the largest minority group in any population, and with sport having such a unique capacity to bring people together, accessible and inclusive stadia are essential for disabled people to take their rightful places and to participate fully within our society.
For this to be possible, it is important to remove stereotypes and for all barriers to inclusion to be removed whether they be societal, physical, sensory, intellectual or attitudinal.
Weeks of Action is a celebration of those who make access and inclusion for disabled sports fans a reality, whilst also recognising that there is much work still left to do. This is a chance to celebrate the matchday experience for disabled fans.
We hope shining a light on the positives of attending a live matchday will help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport.
Put simply, changing the game for disabled people changes lives.
Carlisle United are looking forward to welcoming our Community Sports Trust Football4All group to Brunton Park this weekend as our match day guard of honour. The group take part in training sessions at Carlisle Youth Zone and have players who feature regularly in local leagues and competitions. Please give them a rousing welcome as they take to the pitch.
You can get involved in the Weeks of Action campaign by posting your messages of support on Twitter (@lpftweets) and Facebook (/lpftweets) using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction
For more information on Weeks of Action, click HERE.