Queens Park Rangers have officially launched their Disabled Supporters’ Association to coincide with Level Playing Field’s ‘Weeks of Action’ 2018 campaign
The supporters group was launched during the half-time interval of QPR’s recent 1-1 draw against Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship, with Sports Minister Tracey Crouch in attendance to show her support.
The Disabled Supporters’ Association, also known as the QPR DSA, represents and provides all disabled supporters with a voice, highlighting the club’s commitment to accessibility and inclusion.
Upon helping the launch of the QPR DSA, Crouch said: “I’m delighted to be at QPR to help launch the club’s Disabled Supporters Association.
“A disability should not be a barrier to attending sporting events at QPR or anywhere else. We expect all owners of sports facilities and stadia to take the necessary action to fulfil their legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010 so that disabled people are not placed at a substantial disadvantage when accessing sports venues.
“It’s important that clubs work with their disabled supporters to effect meaningful change. I’m delighted that so many clubs, including QPR, have now set up formal links with disabled supporters, and that they are already having an impact including enabling wheelchair using away supporters to sit with the rest of the away support here.”