CAFE is aiming to recruit disabled football fans to become CAFE accessibility monitors and evaluate accessible services, facilities and amenities available at this year’s UEFA Super Cup in Belfast.

CAFE works with UEFA to improve the matchday experience for disabled supporters at all of its club competition Finals and international competitions including the UEFA European Championships and UEFA Nations League Finals.

To support these works, we are looking to recruit locally-based disabled fans to attend the UEFA Super Cup, being hosted at Windsor Park on Wednesday 11 August, as volunteers to provide detailed user-led feedback to CAFE post-match.

CAFE is looking for applications from differently disabled people, who are passionate about accessibility, and can draw upon their personal experience to evaluate matchday services, facilities and amenities.

Apply to become a CAFE accessibility monitor at the UEFA Super Cup 2021.

Successful applicants will need to submit valid proof of disability to CAFE. Valid proofs of disability for Northern Ireland-based applicants include:

  • Copy of Personal Independence Payment benefit award letter (dated within the last 18 months;
  • Copy of Disability Living Allowance benefit award letter (dated within the last 18 months);
  • Signed and dated doctors / hospital letter

Blue badge parking passes are not an acceptable form of proof.

If required, a complimentary companion ticket and accessible parking permit will be provided to all Accessibility Monitors.

A short online training for CAFE accessibility monitors will be provided via video conference tool (Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

Applicants must be available to attend the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday 11 August, kick off at 20:00 local time.

Successful candidates must complete a CAFE Evaluation report and submit this alongside any photos and videos within 24 hours of the final whistle of the match.

Appointed accessibility monitors must also be available to clarify responses and provide additional information up to 48 hours after the end of the match.

CAFE will share all reports and supplementary evidence with UEFA and the host venue, so that any areas of concern can be highlighted.

CAFE and UEFA hope that feedback received from accessibility monitors will encourage long-term and sustainable improvements for locally-based disabled spectators as a legacy of hosting the UEFA Super Cup 2021.

The CAFE accessibility monitor programme information pack provides further details on the aims and responsibilities of the role. 

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

Please then send your proof of disability to [email protected]. Ensure that you add your full name and ‘UEFA Super Cup 2021’ in the subject line of your email. 

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

The closing date for applications is 12:00 on Monday 9 August 2021. CAFE will let you know if your application has been successful later that day.

The CAFE accessibility monitor project may be amended at short notice, due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions on stadium capacity and attendance.

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 +44 (0)7960 579 305 weekdays from 09:00 to 17:00 BST.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

Published 6/8/2021