Norwich City are proud to be supporting Level Playing Field’s Weeks of Action for today’s match against Luton Town.
Level Playing Field is the leading disability access charity for sports fans across England and Wales. The Weeks of Action runs from February 27 to March 14 and aims to highlight the importance of good accessibility for disabled sports fans and also celebrate those who make access and inclusion for disabled sports fans a reality, while also recognising that there is much work still left to do.
Norwich City is proud to run a matchday buddy programme at Carrow Road, which is designed to assist supporters with disabilities or mobility issues during every home game. Matchday buddies are available to help those that need assistance to their seats, assist with pre-match and half-time food/beverage orders and handing our ponchos in bad weather.
Speaking about her role as a matchday buddy, Sue said: “I have always volunteered in the community and I also love football, so when this opportunity arose, I couldn’t wait to get involved and help out.
“I would say that you need to be very mindful of the individual’s needs, and also convey patience and kindness to the people you help.”
Riki, also a matchday buddy, added: “I get great pleasure from helping others – giving something back – and I enjoy meeting new people and being helpful. It is lovely getting to see some of the matches, but the priority is the people you are helping, and you need to be prepared to put them before you.”
You can get involved in the Weeks of Action campaign by posting your messages of support on social media (@lpftweets).