Crystal Palace FC & the DSA support Level Playing Field’s action day

EberecheEze & Joel Ward with the CPFC DSA and the CPFC DLO
EberecheEze & Joel Ward with the CPFC DSA and the CPFC DLO

The CPFC DSA were proud to be part of the Level Playing Field’s Unite For Access campaign as Crystal Palace FC dedicated their Premier League match day against Manchester City to the annual campaign.

Disability charity Level Playing Field ran the ‘Unite for Access' campaign from Saturday 25 February to Sunday 12 March as it showcased the good work being done by clubs to improve accessibility and inclusion across in sport.

Crystal Palace FC supported the campaign and got involved to help its disabled supporters learn about Level Playing Field, understand what they do, what their aims are to improve accessibility and inclusion, and how they can assist disabled fans in the future.

The CPFC players took to the pitch for their warm up wearing Unite for Access T-shirts and Ebere Eze and Joel Ward posed for a photo with the Level Playing Field Chief Executive, Owain Davies, the CPFC DSA and the clubs Disability Liaison Team.

Michael Olise wearing a Unite for Access Tshirt during the warm up

The club also featured the Unite for Access campaign in a double page spread in the Matchday programme and showed the LPF campaign video on the big screen during half time.

Before the match the CPFC DSA, Owain from Level Playing Field and two of the DS Eagles football team were interviewed in the Selhurst Park Fanzone.

Unite for Access Day Photo Gallery

Who is ‘Level Playing Field’?

Level Playing Field is a sports charity that acts as a campaigning and advisory organisation for disabled sports fans. 

The charity supports disabled sports fans through the following channels:

Membership programme

As a user-led organisation, Level Playing Field members are at the heart of what the charity does. Their shared passion for sport and equality drives them to influence long-term change and improve the spectator experience for all disabled fans.

The Level Playing Field ‘fan’ membership is free to join, and includes the following benefits:

  • Weekly ‘match day’ newsletter 
  • Quarterly ‘fan’-specific exclusive newsletter
  • Invites to take part in events including forums and focus groups
  • Official Membership Certificate
  • It’s free to become a member

Other benefits include:

  • Access to independent, expert advice and guidance on access and inclusion issues.
  • Opportunity to feedback on access and Inclusion through LPF’s annual survey.
  • Opportunity to network with other disabled fans, fan groups, and disability/sports organisations.

To become a Level Playing Field member, click here or contact

Active Level Playing Field initiatives

Level Playing Field runs a range of active initiatives and services for disabled sports fans., which include:

  • The Level Playing Field podcast – A monthly podcast series with exclusive guests from across the sporting community.

  • Have Your Say – We ask disabled fans for their feedback, whether it’s positive or negative, from their experience at live sports events

  • Club Pages – Level Playing Field offers accessibility information for all clubs from the Premier League, EFL, and National League to help disabled supporters plan and enjoy their matchday.

Level Playing Field’s work

Level Playing Field works behind the scenes with clubs to help improve accessibility at sports venues to ensure disabled supporters can experience the best possible match day. 

Common areas of improvement are sensory rooms, accessible toilets, audio commentary, and accessible club shops and food concession stands that include drop-down counters.

Areas of improvement can be highlighted by clubs through Level Playing Field services such as:

  • Access Audits by NRAC (National Register of Access Consultants)
  • Club staff training

  • Expert advice and guidance


If you would like to keep updated with Level Playing Field’s work, follow them on social media.


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