Rochdale AFC have proudly supported this year’s Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action.
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).
This year’s theme is all about celebrating the matchday experience for disabled fans.
Dale have been delighted to welcome Future Directions to nearly every home match this season, as part of the Community Season Ticket initiative, which has proved extremely popular with local charities and community groups this campaign.
Future Directions are a north-west based high quality social care provider, and support people with complex needs, such as wheelchair users.
They were again present at Dale’s home game against AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Also showcased during this year’s Weeks of Action were Dale In the Community Sports Trust’s Ability Counts teams.
The Open Age and Under-16 teams both play in the Greater Manchester Ability Counts League, and at half-time of last Tuesday’s match against Southend United at the Crown Oil Arena, they were both presented with awards.
The Under-16s won the Fair Play Award last season for their sportsmanship and commitment, whilst the Open Age side recently won a North-West based tournament.
Both teams were presented with their trophies by Dale striker Calvin Andrew on the pitch during the half-time interval.
For more information on Level Playing Field, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk.