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A CARERS VIEW ON MATCHDAY

8 March 2022

"We simply allow disabled supporters like my husband to be able to watch the games"

As part of Level Playing Field's Weeks of Action, we spoke to Nina Battle, who is a carer for her husband on a matchday.

Nina cares for her husband Gary, who has bipolar, and they’ve been season ticket holders at the Club for the last five seasons.

Nina spoke to us about the role of a carer on a matchday and how important they are in terms of a disabled supporters’ matchday experience.

“Gary wouldn’t be able to attend matches without a carer,” explained Nina to the Club website.

“The role of the carer is very important. We simply allow disabled supporters like my husband to be able to watch the games.

“It’s great how inclusive and accessible the Club is for disabled supporters, they can really feel part of it.

“Lee Smith [the Club’s disability liaison officer] has been great, especially during the pandemic with different Facebook groups to ensure everyone is connected.”

Ipswich Town is proud to be an inclusive football club that strives to ensure football is accessible and all supporters have an enjoyable matchday experience.

To find out more about Level Playing Field Weeks of Action, please click here.

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