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Level Playing Field Disabled Fans Survey

June 15, 2023

The disability campaign group Level Playing Field has launched its third annual survey – and disabled Rugby League fans are being asked for their views on matchday experiences at the sports’ stadia.  

Level Playing Field aims to gather valuable insight on the matchday experiences of disabled sports fans across England and Wales. Results are shared with governing bodies such as the Rugby Football League and with professional clubs who will receive reports providing a clearer picture of their specific areas of improvement and weakness alongside wider trends. 

Chair of Level Playing Field, Tony Taylor, says: “Each Level Playing Field annual fan survey provides vital insight into the matchday experiences of disabled sports fans. It helps us see the direct impact of new initiatives and this third set of results will assist us to develop our understanding of any significant changes for accessibility and inclusion across the three-year period. 

“The results inform our key areas of focus, but are also an important resource for clubs and governing bodies. I would like to thank everyone who has filled in our previous surveys and encourage them to share this one with their fellow supporters when doing so again.” 

The RFL’s inclusion lead, Ben Abberstein, adds:  “I would encourage all disabled rugby league fans to have their say, and to help create the most reflective possible picture of matchday experiences at sports stadia. Last year’s survey showed a significant increase in the number of disabled sports fans who said they are unable to attend certain sports or sporting venues due to lack of accessibility, so it’s important that Rugby League plays its part in creating a better experience for everyone.”  

The 2023 Level Playing Field survey is available online at here. Fans have until June 25 to complete the survey.