Ipswich Town support Level Playing Field campaign
Ipswich Town’s Community Trust welcomed eight disabled youngsters to Portman Road for a special match-day experience.
Town were supporting the Level Playing Field scheme, organised by the National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS).
The group were treated to a behind the scenes tour of the stadium prior to the Championship clash against Scunthorpe United.
They were given the chance to hone their football skills in the club’s practice facility, and then formed a Guard of Honour to welcome the teams onto the pitch.
Ipswich Town Community Trust Disability Development Officer Tom Nicholas said: “All the youngsters really seemed to enjoy themselves, especially when they got the chance to cheer the players on to the pitch.
“We are always keen to show our support for any NADS initiative and we work hard to offer the best possible football opportunities for children, young people and adults with learning difficulties, physical disabilities or mental health issues within Suffolk.”
NADS estimate that around 30,000 disabled football fans attend matches across the country each season.
For more information, please visit www.nads.org.uk