Stephenson meets with Disabled Supporters Association

posted on 13 September 2010

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Disabled Supporters Association met with the club’s Director of Operations Francis Stephenson as well as representatives from both WiSCA (Wakefield independent Supporters Club Association) and SWAG (Stadium Wakefield Action Group) at Belle Vue Stadium last Saturday.

The Disabled Supporters Association members (DSA) were brought up-to-date with progress concerning the proposed stadium at Newmarket and had an opportunity to discuss with Francis the current quality of life for disabled fans at Belle Vue Stadium.

Francis Stephenson said: “It was a very positive meeting with the Disabled Supporters Association. Every Wildcats fan is very much appreciated by the club and it’s important that we listen to what every member of the Wakefield Trinity family has to say about the club, its accommodation and the future.

“The DSA also had an opportunity to discuss what they had in common with two of the club’s support groups and that was also a very useful experience not only for them but also for the club’s administration team too.

“This meeting as a follow-up to a very successful meeting I had with the Association last year. Several issues were raised then and the Disabled Supports told me that for the most part the work we had done since met their needs.

“At last Saturday’s meeting we discussed several issues being experienced by disabled fans at Belle Vue and I’m sure we can also do something to alleviate some of those problems in the short term.

“Next year will be our last Belle Vue Stadium but we still want our fans to be as comfortable and as safe as possible during our remaining months in this famous old stadium.”

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