Bradford City sign up to Level Playing Field Access Audit Programme
Bradford City Football Club have signed up to the Level Playing Field (LPF) Access Audit Programme and will undergo an audit on Tuesday (26 July) to update the previous one carried out in 2010.
The League One club will aim to achieve the standards of the audit, but also plan to show commitment to working towards improving access and inclusion standards at the ground. The two-day audit includes review of the stadium and services for accessibility and will be followed up with a match-day visit.
Following successful completion of the audit, Bradford will be able display the ‘LPF audited’ accreditation and have both a benchmark of where it is and an action plan to target improvement.
David Dowse, Bradford City’s Stadium & Facilities Manager, said: “The ground has undergone many changes in the last six years in terms of its structure and with the club changing ownership we felt now was the right time to complete the audit.”
As a part of the audit the disabled fans’ views are vital and as such the Bantams Disabled Organisation July meeting will host the LPF auditor, Nicky Baker, in a fans forum.
Nicky will deliver a presentation on the role of LPF, how the audit is conducted and the work the organisation can do together with the club going forward.
The disabled supporters group are also privileged to be the first community group to benefit from the club’s Centurion Group sponsorship and will have an exclusive pre-season appearance from the new goalkeeper, Rouven Sattelmaier.
Jaimie Dorward, Disability Liaison Officer for the club, said: “If you are a disabled supporter or affected by the issues or feel there are areas the club needs work, this is the time to raise them so they can be captured during this audit process and form part of the action plan to improve.”
The disabled fans forum is this Tuesday evening at 6.45pm in the 1911 club at the Northern Commercials Stadium. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com.
For further information about LPF access audits, visit www.levelplayingfield.org.uk.