WTDSA receive sponsorship for an audio descriptive system

posted on 21 October 2010

The Wakefield Trinity Disabled Supporter’s Association have received sponsorship for a new audio descriptive system.

Hearwell Direct, a partner of the Club, have provided The Wildcats with ten receiver units that will allow our visually impaired fans to listen to a live commentary of the game. The fans will be able to have the game described to them from a transmitter at the ground. There are only a small number of stadiums that have this facility available and we are following firmly in their footsteps as we see this as being a vital development.

There will also be a training scheme available that will allow us to educate volunteers on commentating and prepare them with the right skills for the job. A number of supporters have already come forward and offered their services, which is not only much appreciated, but also very encouraging.

This is a fantastic development at the club as we are always keen to improve our facilities for disabled fans.

Francis Stephenson, Wildcats Director of Operations said, “The hard work and commitment from the WTDSA does not go unrecognised.”

“This new system will provide our disabled fans with a great opportunity to enhance their matchday experience. It’s another example of the Club striving to meet all our supporters’ needs and I must thank Hearwell Direct for their continued support.”

Jason Wilsher-Mills, a WTDSA spokesperson, told us, “We are very grateful for Hearwell Direct’s contribution. This is just the start of many positive developments that we have planned, as we go from strength to strength in all aspects.”

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