Derby County is once again pleased to support the 2020 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action.
This annual initiative, now in its sixteenth 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%-20% of the population and this number is increasing year on year.
For the latest Weeks of Action, Derby have joined other sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales in celebrating the #WeeksOfAction to not only promote the positive experience had by disabled fans but also the message of access and inclusion for all.
Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and the Rams are pleased to take this opportunity to thank its own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to club.
For 2020, Derby are celebrating the matchday experience for disabled fans and want to shine a light on the positives of attending a live matchday and in turn help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport.
In support of Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action campaign, the club has provided work experience opportunities to some disabled supporters, offering employability skills and a unique and memorable experience for those taking part.
Derby County Community Trust invited two of their DS Active participants on work experience for a week and also invited one disabled supporter to work alongside club staff for the 3-0 home victory over Blackburn Rovers at the beginning of March.
In addition, the Derby County Disabled Supporters Club were outside the ground ahead of the Blackburn match as they sought to engage with disabled supporters and their families about what opportunities and support that they can provide and how to become a member.
Alternatively, you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction.