Included in National Inclusion Week, Sky Sports News followed Jack Holloway-Bartle and Brighton & Hove Albion Lovers George Due to their matchday experience in Falmer in the Amex.
George is a wheelchair user and both he and his brother Jack are now autistic.
Watching Brighton is a massive portion of George’s life and participate in game has helped him. “I have difficulty walking across the scene. My wheelchair is helpful to me and that means a lot. The stadium is fantastic and the staff are very brilliant. Just being at the games makes me, the air is just brilliant.”
There are lifts and corridors to allow for wheelchair accessibility. So that he could find a wheelchair of his very own, brighton’s official charity, Albion in the Community, held a fundraiser for George back in 2015.
George added,”They’ve done brilliantly, they’ve done very good. Donating that chair to me was fantastic.”
He is taken by george’s dad Matthew Bartle and brother Jack into Brighton’s home matches.
“I requires quite a lot of time to get the boys ready for a game because they have extra demands. With my youngest Jack, he requires a serene atmosphere for a period and receives a lot of anxiety.
“When we get there we have a disabled parking space within the floor. There is also a lift to get us up into the area where Jack and George sitit’s wonderful.
“The bar gets the balance right. Between having the facilities and making individuals feel included. They’re not assessed and feel a part of the team. For me personally as a parent that is crucial.”
Staff at the stadium are especially trained to assist fans who do not possess needs. Millie Crowhurst is Brighton & Hove Albion’s disability liaison officer and would like to make every fan texture included.
“Within the ground we’ve got a hidden disability wristband scheme for our supporters that need it. That this wristband can be shown by them to some member of steward or safety and they will help.
“All employees receive special training for this. We have also got an addition room. We are the first in the Premier League to own this. It’s for fans who might struggle to sit in the primary arena to begin with.”