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Liverpool Game To Be Disability Awareness Day

28 October 2016


Tomorrow's game against Liverpool sees Crystal Palace, in conjunction with BT Sport, showcase some of the ways in which the club and its Foundation help their disabled fans play and enjoy the beautiful game.

From 2pm, the Selhurst Park fanzone will play host to a number of activities including a hardest shot competition and footpool, with Foundation’s DS Eagles FC team, adults from their Learning Difficulty Elite sessions, visually impaired players and pupils from St Nicholas for more of the club’s disabled players.

Palace and its Foundation have been praised for their work in the local community, and the hope is this will only improve in the future thanks to BT Sport’s financial pledge to all 20 Premier League clubs to help them provide more opportunities for disabled fans.

They will also be on hand at a number of games to produce short films on those involved in the initiative, which will run for an initial three years. School for disabled children showing off their footballing skills. During this time, there will also be a chance for able-bodied fans to find out what it is like to be visually impaired via some special goggles.

Before the kick-off a number of our Downs Syndrome team will be the flagbearers for the players’ arrivals, with the Palace side led out by two more members of that squad. At half-time there will also be a penalty shootout competition involving more of the club’s disabled players.

Palace and its Foundation have been praised for their work in the local community, and the hope is this will only improve in the future thanks to BT Sport’s financial pledge to all 20 Premier League clubs to help them provide more opportunities for disabled fans.

They will also be on hand at a number of games to produce short films on those involved in the initiative, which will run for an initial three years.Liverpool Game To Be Disability Awareness Day



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