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Albion to support Level Playing Field’s Unite for Access campaign against Middlesbrough

An image of Albion's new Sensory Room

Albion are proud to be supporting Level Playing Field’s Unite for Access campaign over the next two weeks, beginning with this Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship fixture against Middlesbrough (ko 3pm).

The players will be wearing special t-shirts in their pre-match warm up to raise awareness, while coaching staff will don badges on their coats.

Educational videos are also due to be show on the big screens at The Hawthorns across the afternoon, with information about Level Playing Field featuring heavily in the club’s matchday programme.

The disability charity’s campaign runs from Saturday, February 25 to Sunday, March 12 and aims to showcase the good work being done by clubs to improve accessibility and inclusion across sport.

Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of Albion’s focus, with a dedicated team working closely with the fanbase to help improve accessibility at The Hawthorns, and to ensure disabled supporters have the best possible matchday experience.

In 2017, the stadium was established as fully accessible for all physical disabilities, and in December last year the club proudly opened a new Sensory Room - which is located above the family corner in the West Stand.

The safe space, created in partnership with students and staff from the University of Worcester, has been designed to offer children on the autistic spectrum the opportunity to watch games from a suitable and comfortable environment.

Children and their chosen guest can attend up to two fixtures in the sensory room and help ease them into the matchday experience.

For more information about the sensory room, click here.

Level Playing Field are a sports charity that act as a campaigning and advisory organisation for disabled supporters.

They work behind the scenes with clubs to help improve accessibility at sports venues, and you can find out more information about them here.

If you would like to keep updated with Level Playing Field’s work, you can also follow them on social media.