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10 April 2016

Gillingham FC is proud to support the 2016 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action and our home match against Walsall will be dedicated to raising awareness for the campaign.

Level Playing Field Weeks of Action (2nd to 17th April 2016) – celebrating access and inclusion 

This annual initiative, now in its 11th 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% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are football fans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club. 

But we also appreciate that many disabled people have yet to share the passion and pleasures of being a football fan. Gillingham FC is pleased to provide access for wheelchair users in select seats in the front rows of the Medway Stand, Rainham End and Brian Moore Stand. For visually impaired supporters the club are able to provide radio headsets, which can be reserved in advance. Disabled supporters are also entitled to bring a personal assistant or carer to matches free of charge to games and we welcome disabled fans along with their families and friends.

As such Gillingham FC is pleased to support the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2016 and we are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales who are all #united4access and have chosen to share one common message - access and inclusion for all. 

For more information regarding any of our facilities and access please contact Disability Liaison Officer Ben Reeves, or 01634 300000 or click here.

For more information about Level Playing Field (LPF) and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit email or call 0208 621 2403

Alternatively you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets using the hashtag #united4access

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