I have praised the excellent work of Wrexham’s Disabled Supporters Association in the Commons.
I also asked Sports Minister Tracy Crouch about progress in persuading Premiership Clubs to improve access for disabled fans.
In reply, the Minister said she was expecting a report on the progress in the Premier League towards the end of August.
Wrexham Football Club and its Disabled Supporters’ Association really have put much larger clubs to shame with the work they have carried out.
Wrexham is a fan-owned club which truly values all its supporters, work hard to make sure the Racecourse is an inclusive ground and that fans with disabilities can follow their team.
Sadly, the same can not be said for far too many of our Premiership clubs. Despite being multi-million pounds businesses, they fail to return the support that their fans with disabilities show them – with many clubs having a very poor record indeed on providing accessible facilities. They must change those attitudes.
I’ve worked to change this, highlighting the issue in Parliamentary committees and bringing Wrexham’s DSA to the Commons to talk about the work they do and how larger clubs can learn from it.
Like the Minister, I will be waiting to see what the report says when it is released this summer – and I expect to see action from the Premier League.