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'The UEFA Executive Board is delighted to be able to support this year's Monaco Award winner. The CAFE project highlights the importance of social inclusion for all fans including disabled fans. We wish the Centre for Access to Football in Europe every success in its ambition to see equal access to all football stadia across Europe.'
Senes Erzik, 1st Vice President and Chairman of the UEFA Fair Play and CSR Committee.
'Football is for all to enjoy and I fully commend the newly formed CAFE for taking forward the excellent works of Level Playing Field in the UK. In working with Level Playing Field, we have been able to deliver excellent disabled supporter facilities at Wembley Stadium. I now wish CAFE every success in their efforts to achieve equal access at stadia throughout Europe. All of us at the FA will continue to support our friends at both Level Playing Field and CAFE.'
Lord David Triesman, Former Chairman, English Football Association.
'I am very pleased to hear that Level Playing Field excellent works are now to be extended into Europe with the new charitable organisation, the Centre for Access to Football in Europe. Along with everyone at the Professional Footballers Association, I wish CAFE every success in its endeavours to improved access for disabled fans who are among the most passionate followers of our beautiful game.'
Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive, PFA.
'The English Football Association looks forward to working with CAFE as the organisation builds on the excellent works already undertaken in England by Level Playing Field. We are proud that the home of the FA, Wembley National Stadium, is welcoming to disabled fans and believe that football should be accessible to all. On behalf of the FA, I wish CAFE every success for the future.'
Ian Watmore, Former Chief Executive of the English Football Association.
'The setting up of CAFE is a welcome development for disabled supporters across Europe. Accessibility for all fans is crucial to the ideal of a sport that appeals everyone regardless of background or whether you are able bodied or have a disability. Kick It Out will continue to work closely with Level Playing Field and CAFE to ensure that we continue the progress to equality of accessibility for all.'
Lord Herman Ouseley, founder and Chair of Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion campaign.
'We are both delighted to support the Centre for Access to Football in Europe in its important work to improve facilities for disabled fans. Football must ensure that it is inclusive and accessible to all. We wish the new charity every success.'
Garth Crooks and Paul Elliot Ambassadors to Football, UK Equality and Human Rights Commission
'I am so pleased to be a part of CAFE (and Level Playing Field in the UK). Since being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 14 years ago, I've discovered firsthand how difficult access can be. I firmly believe that disabled supporters should have equal rights to everything in a football ground and should be able to sit and mix with their own fans. Basically they should be able to watch a game in a more positive and comfortable way. We're going to be busy at CAFE and I can't wait to get started.'
Danny Wallace, CAFE Ambassador and ex-player Manchester United and England.
'Disabled people have as much right as non-disabled people to follow and enjoy watching their favourite sports. CAFE, with the welcome support of UEFA, will work to ensure that the requirements of disabled football supporters receive equal priority to those of non-disabled supporters, and that this becomes the accepted norm across Europe'.
Lord Richard Rosser, Vice President Ryman League and CAFE Trustee.
'The Scottish Football League is delighted to support CAFE’s objectives in raising disability awareness and improving facilities for supporters with disabilities at football grounds'.
David Longmuir, Scottish Football League Chief Executive.
'Ensuring that as many supporters as possible are able to enjoy safe access to watch their team play, is right at the heart of what the SPL stands for. We look forward to working with the Scottish Disabled Supporters Association and CAFE to help achieve this'.
Neil Doncaster CEO, The Scottish Premier League.
'One of the priorities of the Football Association of Ireland once we moved to Aviva stadium was the founding of a supporters’ club for people with disabilities. We now have this fantastic home and it is important for it to be accessible to everyone and for everyone to have a positive experience on match days. CAFE have been very helpful to us in this area.'
John Delaney, Chief Executive of Football Association of Ireland.
'As part of our commitment to Football For All we are delighted to work in partnership with CAFE to develop Northern Ireland’s first ever Disabled Football Supporters Club. Football For All is all about creating a fun, safe and inclusive culture throughout all levels of the game.'
Patrick Nelson, Chief Executive of Irish Football Association.
'The Scottish FA are proud to support CAFE's disability awareness programmes and their commitment to ensuring fans with disabilities enjoy the highest standards of comfort and safety at football grounds across the country.'
Stewart M Regan, Chief Executive of Scottish FA.