CAFE announces international conference: ‘Total Football, Total Access’ at the Stade de France, 30-31 October 2015


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PRESS RELEASE - 9 July 2015


The Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) has today announced its second conference, to be held at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on 30 and 31 October 2015.


The conference, entitled ‘Total Football, Total Access’, will see key stakeholders in the fields of football, disability, equality and stadium architecture come together to promote improved access and the inclusion of disabled people in the sport.


CAFE’s principal aim is to make European football accessible to all disabled people. This includes improved stadium facilities and services for disabled spectators, as well as promoting the employability of disabled people within football and raising wider disability awareness in society.


Speaking today, CAFE managing director Joyce Cook said, “Our 2011 conference at Wembley Stadium in London was an overwhelming success, and we are delighted to invite our friends and colleagues to join us again in Saint-Denis.


“The conference will look back over the many great strides taken since 2011, as well as focussing on our activities around UEFA EURO 2016. It is therefore most fitting that the conference will take place at the Stade de France, where the final will be played on 10 July 2016”.


Attendance at the conference is free of charge, and a limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries will be made available. For further information, and to register your interest in attending the conference, please email or call +44(0)20 8621 2405.


- Pre-registration form

- Travel bursary application form


A further press release with information on some of the high-profile speakers attending the conference will be published in due course.


For more information about CAFE, visit


Media enquiries should be addressed to Michael Rice, CAFE media and communications manager, at or +44 (0)20 8621 2407.


Editor’s notes


Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) is a European wide charity established to achieve equal access to football - Total Football Total Access. CAFE is working with key stakeholders towards one clear aim; a more accessible and inclusive sport for disabled people across Europe.


CAFE has been funded by UEFA since its inception in 2009 when it was awarded the UEFA Monaco prize. In 2012, UEFA made a further commitment to access and inclusion for disabled fans by appointing CAFE as its CSR associate partner until 2017. CAFE is offering its support and working with UEFA on improving accessibility around UEFA EURO 2016 in France.


"Together we can help to improve the lives of many disabled people around Europe through football and its fans".