Albion are delighted to confirm the launch of a new disabled accessibility fan group – with club captain Jed Wallace signed-up as a men’s first-team ambassador.
All Access Albion was established by a dedicated army of supporters earlier this year following an invitation from the club to represent the needs of disabled fans.
The supporters group regularly meets with the club to raise important issues effecting disabled fans and has already shaped club policy on accessibility, as well as helping to implement improvements at The Hawthorns.
In a statement All Access Albion, said: “Our aim is to provide a platform where fans with accessibility needs can raise concerns and issues based on their experiences at home or away games.”
“We are also happy to be contacted with accessibility concerns, not just those related to a match day experience, but anything ranging from purchasing disabled tickets, attending a game for the first time, and queries relating to facilities and public transport. We want to help disabled fans and their families enjoy attending games in a safe environment.
“We plan to use our own experiences of attending fixtures both at home and away to help others and we will endeavour to answer all questions. We will be in regular contact with club officials and will use that relationship to assist disabled supporters, hopefully enabling them to have the best and most inclusive accessible experience supporting the Baggies.”
Skipper Jed Wallace added: “I am passionate about all supporters having the access they require to attend football matches.
“During my time at the club I have been blown away by its community work through The Albion Foundation, and teaming up with All Access Albion is another important step in ensuring the needs of all supporters are considered.
“All Access Albion is an important group which will hopefully work with the club to improve the experiences of disabled supporters following the Baggies both at The Hawthorns and away from home.
“As a proud ambassador for the group I will make myself available to help support it in any way I can.”