Swans' support for Day of Disabilities

3rd December 2018

Swansea City are supporting the EFL’s Day of Disabilities with a special behind-the-scenes video of a match day at the Liberty Stadium.

Held in line with International Day of Disabled Persons, EFL Day of Disabilities aims to highlight the good work undertaken to ensure an inclusive environment for disabled supporters.

Here at Swansea City we want every fan to enjoy the best possible atmosphere and experience.

In a special SwansTV feature we go behind the scenes and speak to some of the people who ensure an accessible match day experience for disabled supporters.

The Swans continue to introduce new facilities and procedures to ensure that the Liberty Stadium remains one of the best accessible match day experiences for disabled supporters.

Over the last year following guidance and feedback from our Disabled Supporters Association and individual fans the club have introduced the following:

• A mobile changing place unit/accessible toilet (provided by Mobiloo)
• Introduced additional hearing loops
• ASD facilities - ASD guide/picture story and ear defenders
• Improved access – within our reception areas and Jack Zone
• New catering initiatives

“Attitude is everything, our DLO team and other supporting organisations like Mobiloo are fantastic,” said disability access officer Mark Phillips.

“They are a vital part of providing our facilities and assistance to disabled supporters on a match day, they also help raise awareness among our supporters of additional facilities that may help.

“As a club we are always looking to improve accessibility and we are excited to continue to do so over the rest of the season.”

Accessibility and inclusion are not exclusive to a match day and the club. Both the Swansea City Community Trust and the Disabled Supporters Association have been instrumental in promoting access and celebrating disability.

Swans DSA have been vital in ensuring additional facilities including online ticket purchasing, Mobiloo and ASD facilities. The DSA also runs numerous social events throughout the season.

The Community Trust Inclusion Project, meanwhile, holds over 21 activities each week involving over 150 disabled participants.

Activities range from Down Syndrome Adults and Junior football, Disability Tennis Festival, Cycling sessions with BikeAbility Wales, Disability Sports Camps and Physical Literacy Sessions.

For more information on facilities click HERE