Rotherham United are delighted to be supporting the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action at this Saturday’s game with Rochdale.
LPF’s Weeks of Action were established in 2005 to help highlight the positive initiatives undertaken by clubs, sporting venues and their governing bodies in partnership with disabled sports fans and disabled supporters associations (DSAs).
The Millers and the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have a host of activities planned for the weekend, whilst the club are also delighted to be launching our new Disabled Supporters’ Association.
Ability Counts Project
As part of our Game of Action, the Trust will be inviting members of our Ability Counts team to the AESSEAL New York Stadium. The Ability Counts project allows the Trust to provide regular inclusive football sessions for young people and adults with disabilities and impairments.
The sessions are put on for individuals with visual impairment, deaf or hearing impairment, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and physical disability. The teams play monthly fixtures against local teams in the Yorkshire region, and we also enter tournaments throughout the year.
Disabled Supporters' Associaton
As mentioned earlier, the club will be launching our new Disabled Supporters' Association. Our new chair will be introduced to the crowd in a special half-time presentation. More details to follow over the coming days and weeks.
Rotherham United are pleased to provide 120 wheelchair spaces with raised platforms in various locations of within the AESSEAL New York Stadium. The club also provide a commentary system for visually impaired supporters offering live coverage of every home game, waitress service for supporters situated in the upper wheelchair areas, 40 disabled car parking spaces which are sold on a seasonal basis, and easy access seating at the front of each stand welcoming all disabled fans along with their families and friends.
For more information on Level Playing Field visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk