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Level Playing Fields initiative highlighted this weekend

28 February 2019

Fleetwood Town are pleased to support the 2019 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action. This annual initiative, now in its 14th 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. 

As such, Fleetwood Town is pleased to support the Level Playing Field Weeks of Action 2019 by highlighting the great work done at this Saturday’s Sky Bet League One match against Gillingham. We are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales who are all #WeeksOfAction2019 and have chosen to share one common message - access and inclusion for all.

Teenage Jamie Oakley and his footballing colleagues will be guests of honour at Fleetwood Town’s game with Gillingham on Saturday which is part of the club’s Level Playing Field campaign.

The Blackpool teenager has recently been named in the England Amputee FA’s Under-23 squad.

Jamie – who was born without a right foot and a short right leg – and his teammates are using the Cod Army’s state-of-the-art £9m Poolfoot Farm training base for preparations and have been given funding by chairman Andy Pilley to assist their quest for success.

All national squads are supported by the England Amputee Football Association (EAFA), a registered charity, and the annual European training camp is co-ordinated by the European Amputee Football Federation (EAFF).

The EFL has, once again, offered its support to the ‘Weeks of Action’ initiative organised by Level Playing Field, the representative body of disabled football supporters.

 

For more information about Level Playing Field (LPF) and this year’s Weeks of Action, please visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk email info@levelplayingfield.org.uk or call 01923 545 370.

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


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