RB Salzburg welcomes wheelchair users onto the pitch in celebration of #Morethanfootball

 

Disabled player escorts at Salzburg

RB Salzburg helped celebrate the EFDN’s #Morethanfootball Action Weeks last weekend by inviting twenty-four wheelchair users to act as player escorts prior to the kick-off of their match against FK Austria Wien.

 

The #Morethanfootball Action Weeks aim to highlight the impact of European football’s social responsibility and community activities.

 

The campaign also provides a global platform to engage and inform fans and stakeholders, and help raise awareness of the roles that football clubs can play in changing lives.

 

Wheelchair users accompanied players from both teams, as well as the referees and officials, onto the pitch at RB Salzburg’s pre-match ceremony.

 

The initiative provided a fantastic opportunity for the disabled fans in attendance to meet some of their idols, as well as a great opportunity for the club to promote its commitment to social responsibility.

 

It also helped raise awareness of access and inclusion, and celebrated some of the club’s most loyal supporters.

 

RB Salzburg went on to win the match 5-1, but for many the highlight of the evening was the pre-match celebrations of #Morethanfootball.

 

Congratulations to the club and all participants for such a great initiative.

 

For more information on the EFDN and the #Morethanfootball campaign, please visit their website here.

 

Photograph ©FC Red Bull Salzburg