It was a busy day for the club’s Community Trust on Saturday afternoon as they hosted multiple initiatives, and showed their support for accessibility, women in sport as a whole, and the NHS Quit Squad.
Their schedule started off 30 minutes before kick-off at Town’s game against Port Vale as the stadium announcer, Rod Allsworth, spoke through the PA system at Highbury about the dangers of smoking.
The NHS Quit Squad were in attendance and helped hand out flyers to supporters about the smoking initiative and preached that if you are wanting to quit, it’s much easier to do it with a support network.
If you would like to get in touch with them, you can either head to their website HERE, or call them by ringing 0800 328 6297.
Next up was an appreciation post about the female idols we all have in our lives as the club continued to promote International Women’s Day, which was on Wednesday last week, by having the Wrens Ladies attend the game and it was great to see so many female supporters in the stands on the day as well!
Last, but definitely not least, was Level Playing Field’s Unite for Access campaign as the Trust, and the club as a whole, dedicated the matchday to supporting accessibility for all in sport.
Level Playing Field is constantly celebrating good accessibility and inclusion for disabled sports fans at sports venues across the country and we had some amazing feedback from the Cod Army on the day.
Stephen Whittle, a long-time supporter of the Cods, posted on our Twitter about his boy who struggles with autism, but he said that the players and staff were amazing with him throughout the day and he’s now asking when he can come back to Highbury and do it all over again – this is great for everyone to see!
Fleetwood Town and the Fylde Coast are all together with the local community and would like to continue support important initiatives like these three from the weekend in the near future.
If you have something like what we supported on Saturday, please get in touch with our Trust today by calling Poolfoot Farm on 01253 208442.