Vital Football

Extra allocation to disabled supporters at Fratton

Extra allocation to disabled supporters at Fratton

To be honest, as much as I love Portsmouth Football club we have been mentioned in the past as being among the clubs offering the least amount of space to our disabled supporters, so the news that we have increased this for the new season is fantastic news.

This is what the Pompey Site has said on this issue...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

==========

MORE SEATS FOR DISABLED SUPPORTERS

More disabled fans than ever will be able to enjoy watching Pompey at Fratton Park.

The club has created nine extra spaces for wheelchair users and their carers in the Fratton End.

But this couldn't have happened without the support of some very understanding season ticket holders, who agreed to be relocated to other areas of the stand.

This expansion of this area means Fratton Park can accommodate up to 50 disabled supporters, including five spaces for visiting fans.

Allison McNeil, Pompey's disabled liaison officer, said: 'It's great news for our fans.

'We want to make football at Fratton Park more accessible to all of our supporters, regardless of their physical condition.

'This is another sign of the continued progress that is being undertaken at Portsmouth Football Club.'

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday July 4 2008
Time: 3:14PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
This is good news. The facilities and Wembley for disabled were superb. A special area in mid stand with agreat view rather than ground level where fans have to duck to avoid the ball during the warm up.
eastneydave
04/07/2008 16:09:00
0
50 doesn't sound a lot but at least the number is going in the right direction. I wonder how we compare to other top premier league clubs
UKTony
04/07/2008 16:17:00
0
Well done to all concerned, very easy to forget those less fortunate than ourselves.
storagematt
04/07/2008 16:21:00
0
ummm...... Shall I be controversial.. yeah why not. I'll say just this. I sincerely hope that the extra 9 spaces go to people who are truly disabled and not those who claim an 'orange badge' just because they can... and before you berrate me i know of two ro three instances where people I know have been offered an 'orange badge' by their doctor because of their age.
Chix
04/07/2008 19:36:00
0
Are you suggesting that being old is not a disability Chix? lol Not what I heard.

In a more serious note though it is good to see Pompey doing something like this, lets hope that all the staff are DDA trained as well though!
sneakay
04/07/2008 19:44:00
0
Agree Sneakay it one thing providing the space another knowing how to deal with the disabled ... That said I spent a season just behind the disabled section at the Fratton End and they are well looked after,.. sounds patronising but not meant that way ..
Chix
04/07/2008 22:04:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

No Crawley return for Tubbs

Tubbs doesn't have a future at Pompey, he's on the transfer-list but offloading him could be difficult given his wages. These wouldn't be anywhere within Crawley's reach.

Pitfalls of Sheffield Wednesday loanee returning

As Catlin put it 'the gamble' of aiming sign Sheffield Wednesday loanee Lavery has to be one Pompey fans understand. It isn't as cut and dried as saying 'he's a free agent' sign him!

Lassie coming home...well sort of!

A-box-to-box player, capable of defensive duties, with ability to burst forward with intent to make things happen - Diarra is Pompey's man and wants an England return. I jest of course!

Will pair stay at Fratton?

It's been made (more than once) clear by Catlin Pompey want Davies & Hollands to stay. Both (also more than once) have said they want to this - deals have to be right for all concerned.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Editor email
Profile
eastneydave
Editor email
Profile
paultsmouth
no email
Profile
Chix
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

PO - Plymouth MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Allsop11%
Davies3%
Burgess18%
Barton52%
Stevens0%
Evans0%
Hollands3%
Doyle7%
Bennett0%
McNulty3%
Roberts0%
Sub - McGurk1%
Sub - Close1%
Sub - Chaplin1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Northampton 46 29 12 5 99 36
P Oxford 46 24 14 8 86 43
P Bristol Rovers 46 26 7 13 85 31
4 Accrington 46 24 13 9 85 26
5 Plymouth 46 24 9 13 81 26
6 Portsmouth 46 21 15 10 78 31
7 Wimbledon 46 21 12 13 75 14
8 Leyton Orient 46 19 12 15 69 -1
9 Cambridge 46 18 14 14 68 11
10 Carlisle 46 17 16 13 67 5
11 Luton 46 19 9 18 66 2
12 Mansfield 46 17 13 16 64 8
13 Wycombe 46 17 13 16 64 1
14 Exeter 46 17 13 16 64 -2
15 Barnet 46 17 11 18 62 -1
16 Hartlepool 46 15 6 25 51 -23
17 Notts County 46 14 9 23 51 -29
18 Stevenage 46 11 15 20 48 -15
19 Yeovil 46 11 15 20 48 -16
20 Crawley 46 13 8 25 47 -33
21 Morecambe 46 12 10 24 46 -22
22 Newport 46 10 13 23 43 -21
R Dag & Red 46 8 10 28 34 -35
R York 46 7 13 26 34 -36
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug76
2.storagematt30
3.FrattonBlue28
4.Copnor4324
5.mslorna4820
6.Emsworthianblue12
7.eastneydave12
8.Pompeyboosie8
9.Ronald Wilson7
10.Jimsmithswig7