CAFE is looking to recruit locally based disabled football fans to become CAFE accessibility monitors at this season’s UEFA Nations League Finals in Enschede and Rotterdam, to evaluate accessible services, facilities and amenities in place for disabled spectators. 

CAFE is looking to recruit locally based, differently disabled football fans to become CAFE Accessibility Monitors and evaluate accessible services, facilities and amenities in place on both matchdays in the host cities during the tournament. The monitors will then provide detailed user-led feedback to CAFE on their experiences post-match. 

CAFE is looking for to recruit wheelchair users and disabled supporters who do not use a wheelchair but require easy access seating or to be located to accessible services to attend matches that are to be played at the Stadion Feijenoord and the FC Twente Stadion. 

The fixtures are as follows: 

  • Netherlands v Croatia, Wednesday 14 June, 20:45 (CET), Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam) 
  • Spain v Italy, Thursday 15 June, 20:45 (CET), FC Twente Stadion, (Enschede) 
  • Third place play-off, Sunday 18 June, 15:00 (CET), FC Twente Stadion, (Enschede) 
  • Final, Sunday 18 June, 20:45 (CET), Stadion Feijenoord (Rotterdam) 

CAFE is looking to receive applications from differently disabled people, who are passionate about accessibility, and can draw upon personal experiences to provide us with in-depth user-led feedback on the accessible services, facilities, and amenities available for disabled spectators at the Final. 

Apply to become a CAFE accessibility monitor at the UEFA Nations League Finals 2023. 

A complimentary companion ticket and accessible parking permit (subject to availability) will be provided to all Accessibility Monitors, if required. 

Successful applicants will need to submit valid proof of eligibility to CAFE. Acceptable proofs of eligibility for Dutch-based applicants include: 

  • Netherlands Medical Passport – showing details of disability 
  • Blue Badge style parking pass (both sides)
  • Signed and recently dated doctors / hospital letter stating access requirements / need for accessibility tickets. 

A short online training for accessibility monitors will be provided by CAFE (either by Zoom or Microsoft Teams). 

Applicants must be available to attend all nominated matches played in your host city. 

Accessibility Monitors must complete a CAFE Evaluation report and submit this alongside any photos and videos within 48 hours of the final whistle. Accessibility monitors must also be available to clarify responses or provide any additional information up to 48 hours after the end of the game. 

CAFE will share all reports, and any supplementary evidence, with UEFA and the host clubs to highlight any areas of concern or good practice. 

CAFE and UEFA hope that feedback received from our Accessibility Monitors will encourage long-term and sustainable improvements for locally based disabled spectators as a legacy of hosting the tournament 

The CAFE accessibility monitor programme information pack provides more information on the objectives and responsibilities of the role.  

To apply, please complete our online form. Alternative formats are available upon request. 

Please then email your proof of eligibility to [email protected]. Please ensure that your full name and “UEFA Nations League Finals – Enschede” or “UEFA Nations League Finals – Rotterdam” is stated in the subject line of your email.  

Please note: Without receiving valid proof of eligibility, your application can not be considered. 

The closing date for applications is 15:00 CET on Tuesday 13 June. CAFE will let you know if your application has been successful or not later that day. 

If you have any questions, or require an alternative format of the application form, please email CAFE Fan Liaison and Access Officer Amy Wilson at [email protected], or call / WhatsApp / text on +44 (0)7960 579 305 weekdays from 09:00 to 18:00 CET. 

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Published 8/6/2023