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Disabled Supporters Association planned

27 February 2014

Club praised by visiting disabled supporters

Shrewsbury Town are always pleased to receive feedback from supporters and this season we have attracted a number of favourable comments from disabled away supporters.

The charity Level Playing Fields represents the disabled supporters associations of sports clubs around the country. 

They have a facility for supporters to report back on their experiences at visiting sports stadiums and Shrewsbury Town has received a number of very positive responses through the LPF website.

http://www.levelplayingfield.org.uk/clubs/shrewsbury-town

Praise is given to the warmth of the welcome afforded by the club's stewards and staff, ticket and parking enquiries, the areas where wheelchair supporters can view the game and the 'waitress' service provided by Jenny’s caterers from the buffet bars.

Martin James, head of community development at the club, is delighted with the positive feedback received and stressed the need for greater feedback from disabled home fans too.

"There is a need for us to establish our own Disabled Supporters Association so that we can consult with our supporters and ensure their needs are fully met," he said.

"My initial conversations with a few disabled supporters about setting up a DSA met with approval and now I am looking to move this on and get disabled supporters engaged in deciding how such an association should be set up and managed.

"This will link in with the Fans' Parliament when it is formed."

Martin has asked any interested supporters who would be interested in helping to set up a Disabled Supporters Association to contact him at the club.

The Level Playing Fields organisation have offered help in setting this up - www.levelplayingfield.org.uk

Contact Martin on (01743) 289177 or via email at martin.james@shrewsburytown.co.uk

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