Praise for Rovers over club’s treatment of disabled fans

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DONCASTER Rovers have been praised for the club’s efforts in providing disabled access to the fans.

Results from a mystery visit by the Football League to Doncaster Rovers concluded the Keepmoat Stadium shone in areas including club shop access and general ease of access to the football ground.

The assessment was based on a wheelchair-bound child – who was severely deaf with learning difficulties – visiting the ground at a Rovers fixture.

Individual assessments were carried out in ticket purchase, parking, refreshments, stadium vicinity and recommendations.

All the assessments in the survey scored between eight and 10 out of 10.

Staff were specifically praised for their work to help the disabled.

Direct praise was also given for the wheelchair access to the club shop, while food was deemed above average alongside the ground’s sound system and entertainment during half time.

Overall the experience was not thought to have been any different due to the child’s disability, said the report authors.

Shaun Lockwood, marketing manager at Doncaster Rovers, said he was delighted with the findings of the survey.

He said: “Doncaster Rovers are a community club and we are proud to be recognised for our efforts towards providing an equal gaming experience to our disabled fans.

“Since the assessment was carried out last year, we have continued to establish the club’s ground as a really excellent access point for home games.”

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