Young Iron supporters Kyle Hernon and Dylan Storey were given the opportunity to lead out the teams on Saturday to help highlight the club’s support of the Level Playing Field and EFL week of action.
The pair enjoy their football and were put forward to have the opportunity to lead out the teams by the Scunthorpe United Community Sport & Education Trust who provide football sessions during the week.
The first team players warmed up in Level Playing Field branded t-shirts before giving them to spectators ahead of Saturday’s game while Scunny Bunny, the Iron’s mascot, also showed support wearing a t-shirt and scarf during his pre-match routine.
Scunthorpe United is pleased to support the 2019 Level Playing Field (LPF) Weeks of Action. This annual initiative, now in its 15th year, aims to celebrate access and inclusion for disabled sports fans across England and Wales.
Disabled people constitute the largest minority group at around 15%-20% of the population and this number is increasing year on year. Naturally, a large number of disabled people are footballfans too and we are pleased to take this opportunity to thank our own disabled fans for their continued loyalty and dedication to this great club.
This year we are celebrating the matchday experience for disabled fans. We want to shine a light on the positives of attending a live matchday and in turn help remove those barriers and promote a culture of accessibility and inclusiveness within sport.
This campaign we are joining together with sports clubs, fans and organisations across England and Wales to celebrate the #WeeksOfAction to not only promote the positive experience had by disabled fans but also the message of access and inclusion for all.
Alternatively, you may wish to send a message of support to @lpftweets on Twitter using the hashtag #WeeksOfAction.