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Bringing critical debate to our game


Disability and Football

More than (playing) a game. Engaging disabled people through football.

Accessible stadia at FC Bate Borisov in Belarus, photo courtesy of FC Bate By Dr Paul Kitchin In striving for best practice organisations require benchmarks to improve their performance. Many National Associations and Clubs offer Football for All programmes and... Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Fans

By Paul Kitchin Ulster University On the 16th of January the Culture, Media and Sports Committee published their 5th report in this sitting on the Accessibility of Sport Stadia.  In this post this report is briefly summarised and the implications... Continue Reading →

….this months forgotten news

By Paul Kitchin Amid the furore over greed in the beautiful game, the fact that nearly 1/3 of Premier League clubs are expected to fail to meet a ‘Pledge’ they made to disabled fans gets lost in the old news... Continue Reading →

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