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Level Playing Field is a UK based sporting disability charity that focuses on improving access and inclusion at all sporting stadia in England and Wales. This new monthly podcast will bring a variety of voices from the sporting community to discuss disability subject matters regarding sport.
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 In episode 13 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast,' we turn our attention inwards!The Level Playing Field team answers your questions.Questions such as... How are Level Playing Field funded?Is it a mandate that all stewards be trained in disability?and what is Level Playing Field doing to help me attend match day tickets?If you would like to keep up to date with all the work that Level Playing Field is doing, why not sign up to be a free member via this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. 
Matchday Travel

Matchday Travel

2021-10-2739:49

In episode 12 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast,' we turn our attention to Travel. Disabled people travel up to a third less than non-disabled people, according to disability charity Scope. This has an impact on access to social activities like attending live sporting events. In Greater Manchester, Less than 60% of train stations have step-free access. We speak to Manchester United supporter and Accessibility rights campaigner Nathaniel Yates who is trying to change that one step-free access at a time. You can sign Nathaniel petition via this link. From train to buses, we also speak with Richard Field, the Vice Chairman of the Jumbulance Trust.  Lastly, we talk to Jo and Jeff Newall, who have travelled up and down the country watching their beloved Mk Dons. They are both joined by former Disability Access Officer for Swansea's City and Swans super fan Mark Phillips to give an insight into the problems clubs can have trying to source accessible Travel for their disabled supporters.  If you would like to keep up to date with all the work that Level Playing Field are doing, why not sign up to be a free member via this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.   Nathaniel  and  Andy Burnham video JumbulanceSCOPE Transport for disabled people
Episode 11 of ‘The Level Playing Field Podcast' focuses on what went on behind the scenes at football clubs in England to welcome back supporters at the start of a chaotic season due to COVID.Level Playing Field Fans Liaison Officer, Liam Bird, sat down with Rachel Brophy, the Disability Liaison Officer at Middlesbrough Football Club, and Luke Cassidy, the Disability Liaison Officer at Port Vale. If you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go to rate and review on apple podcasts; it helps more people find the podcast. 
Welcome to Episode 10 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast' In this episode, we look back to the distressing scenes witnessed and experienced by disabled supporters who attended the Euro 2020 final on the 11th of July at Wembley Stadium.  Our guests on this month's episode are: Graham and Tim Hiley. Both attended the game.Tony Taylor, Chair of Level Playing FieldNick Glynn Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundation. Specialising in Policing and Justice (Nick spent 30 years in the police force) If you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go to rate and review on apple podcasts; it helps more people find the podcast.All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.  Metropolitan Police statement The F.A statementUEFA statement
Welcome to Episode 9 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast'Seeing as football is not coming home, we thought we would focus our attention away from football.  Our guests on this month’s episode are: Team Brit Racing Driver, Andy Tucker. Globetrotting Cricket superfan, Anthony Joy Community Integrated Care's 'Director of Partnerships and Communities', John HughesIf you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go to rate and review on apple podcasts; it helps more people find the podcast.All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.  Team Brit Community Integrated Care 
Welcome to Episode 8 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast'In this episode, we focus on the very real, sometimes challenging and almost always a personal subject matter of disability abuse. Our guests on this month’s episode are The Baroness Tanni Gray-ThompsonSwansea City supporters Diane and CallumPC Stewart Bladen and PC Stuart Ward from the West Midlands Police Force Football UnitIf you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go to rate and review on apple podcasts; it helps more people find the podcast. All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.   What is disability hate crime? https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/law-and-courts/discrimination/hate-crime/disability-hate-crime/ How to report disability hate crime https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/hate-crime/ Online disability hate crimes soar 33% - https://www.leonardcheshire.org/about-us/our-news/press-releases/online-disability-hate-crimes-soar-33 Over 7,300 disability hate crimes were reported to the police across England and Wales in 2019/20, yet only 1 in 62 cases actually received a charge. - https://www.leonardcheshire.org/about-us/our-news/press-releases/reports-violent-disability-hate-crime-continue-rise-number-police 
Welcome to Episode 7 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast'In this episode, we bring you a round table discussion on the sometimes contentious subject matter of disability language and how it's used.On the virtual round table, we have:Nicky Baker -  Level Playing Field Warren Kirwan - Scope  Izi Robins - Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE)Stephen Miller - Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association's (NUDSA)If you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go rate and review on apple podcasts; it helps more people find the podcast. All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.    Scope: Feeling Awkward Leonard Cheshire: Words Hurt
Welcome to Episode 6 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast'In this episode, we bring you a round table discussion between several football fans to discuss the possibility of COVID Passports/Certificate and what the return of fans might look like. We also turn our attention to this month's actions from The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to originally exclude and then strongly advise Clinically Extreamley Vulnerable people not to attend any government-led events research programs. On the virtual round table areMark Davis, the Chair of the Fulham Disabled Supporters Association ChairPeter Lerner, member of the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters TrustAmy Wilson, who is the Fans Liaison, Access and Administration Officer| Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE)Alan Colley, a committee member at Leeds United Disabled Organisation, also know as LUDO.Kristine Green, who is the Supporters Liaison Officer (SLO) at Grimsby Town as well as the chair of Grimsby Town Supporters Trust -  Mariners TrustIf you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go rate and review on apple podcasts; it helps more people find the podcast. All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.    Level Playing Field is very disappointed that ‘vulnerable’ people are once again exclude from attending live sport.Level Playing Field response to World Snooker Championship excluding ‘vulnerable’ people from attending
 Welcome to Episode 5 of 'The Level Playing Field Podcast'In this episode, we turn our attention to the viewpoint of non disabled supporters.To be exact, how non-disabled supporters' trusts can support better access and inclusion for disabled supporters fans and how disability is viewed by clubs and non-disabled supporters. Our guests for this month's podcast are Nottingham Forest Supporters Trust board members Lindsay Knott and Paul Severn, and the creator of the Fan Engagement Index and the Fan Engagement Podcast, Kevin Rye .If you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go rate and review on apple podcasts, it helps more people find the podcast. All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.    Kevin Rye TwitterNFST TwitterIriss Digital inclusion, exclusion report
Welcome to Episode 4 of the new monthly 'The Level Playing Field Podcast'.In this episode, we turn our attention inwards, because this month sees the start of Level Playing Field's 'Weeks of Action'.You can be part of this year's celebrations from your home! We are asking all supporters to take a selfie of themselves in their team colours and to let us know, via social media, what you are missing about attending live sport. Simple! Dont forget to use #AccsessForAll and tag in Level Playing Field into your image. Our guests for this month's podcast are Middlesbrough supporter, Owen Swift, Tottenham Hotspurs DSA Chair, Jo McNicol, Former Minister for Sport and Member of Parliament for Chatham and Aylesford, Tracey Crouch, Wolverhampton Wanderers Disability Access Officer, Laura Wright and Notts County's Commercial and Fan Engagement Executive, Alice Kelk. If you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go rate and review on apple podcasts, it helps more people find the podcast. All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.   Spurs DSAMiddlesbrough DSA
Welcome to Episode 3 of the new monthly 'The Level Playing Field Podcast'.In this episode, we turn our attention to the stigma attached to disabled sports fans attending live events as well as the stigma surrounding disability in general.In this month's episode, our guests are Paul Glover, Disability Development Manager at the Albion Foundation, Marc Powell, Strategic Accessibility Lead at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Anne Hyde, Chairperson of Arsenal Disabled Supporters Association and Nicky Baker, Disability Access Officer at Level Playing Field.If you would like to know more about Level Playing Field's work, please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Please also go rate and review on apple podcasts, it helps more people find the podcast.All links referenced in the podcast can be found below.   The Albion Foundation Arsenal Disabled Supporters AssociationRNIB
Welcome to the new monthly 'The Level Playing Field Podcast.' In episode 2, we focus on the return of fans to stadia,   We speak to Rick Riding an inspector for the Sports Ground Safety Authority (SGSA) who have been working with the UK Government's to bring about guidance and guidelines for sporting clubs in England to open up to fans. Rick talks to us about the work that has been happing behind the scenes as well as what guidance has been given regarding disabled supporters. The Fans Liaison Officer heads over to Norwich City where he witnessed what the return of fans looks like as he speaks to the 'Head of Operations & Projects' at Norwich City, Greg Pillinger about what fans can expect and a few hours before kick-off, Liam sits down with two disabled supporters about their thoughts of returning to Carrow Road.  If you would like to know more about the work that Level Playing Field are doing, then please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  All links referenced in the podcast can be found below. SG02: Planning for Social Distancing at Sports GroundsFan Guide: Information for fans returning to Carrow Road
Welcome to the new monthly 'The Level Playing Field Podcast.'In episode 1, we focus on the subject matter of the COVID Pandemic and how it has affected the sporting community on and off the field.We speak to Dave Messenger, who is the Supporter Liaison & Disability Access Officer at Watford Football Club about the work the club has been doing to support disabled people and the broader community during this period of isolation. Hayley Jarvis is Head of Physical Activity at the mental health charity MIND. We discuss how the suspension of attending live sport might have impacted our mental health and how we can all support each other during lockdown two and moving forward. Finely, we speak to the Chair of Luton Town Disabled Supporter Association (DSA) Richard Hill and Vice-Chair of Charlton Athletic DSA, Tony Farrell about the impact that the COVID pandemic has had on them, their respective DSA and football as a whole. If you would like to know more about the work that Level Playing Field are doing, then please click this link. You can also follow the charity on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. All links referenced in the podcast can be found below. Level Playing Field COVID Fan SurveyEFL & MIND: Have Your Mate's Back ProjectMIND, Mental Health Emergency Report Hornets At HomeCharlton Athletic Existence "Under ThreatLuton Town Fight For The Future
Preview episode

Preview episode

2020-11-1109:52

Welcome to this preview episode of the new Level Playing Field podcast. This monthly podcast will bring a variety of voices from all over the sporting community to discuss disability subject matters regarding sport in England and Wales. In this preview episode, we feature Level Playing Field Chairperson, Tony Taylor, Chief Executive, Owain Davies and Fans Liaison Officer, Liam Bird.  All three will discuss why the organisation has decided to create a new podcast and what you, the listener, can expect to come over the coming months. If you would like to submit a subject matter that you would like the podcast to feature, then please email liam@levelplayingfield.org.uk.
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