CAFE has published a survey for disabled supporters associations (DSAs) to better understand the work that disabled fans and their groups are carrying out across Europe.

The survey aims to identify areas where DSAs require additional support and guidance to continue their crucial works, and to further empower DSAs in representing disabled fans and their interests to clubs and national associations.

DSAs play an invaluable role in developing constructive relationships with their clubs and national associations, to help to improve experiences for all disabled fans and share disabled fans experiences. They are ideally placed to offer their clubs advice on wider inclusion matters, whilst also working collaboratively with clubs on activities that promote accessibility for all.

The survey is available online in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish and Ukrainian. An English easy-to-read version is also available.

If you require a downloadable Word document version in any of the above languages, please email [email protected].  

Please note: we kindly ask DSAs in England and Wales to instead complete the Level Playing Field DSA survey. Findings from this survey will be incorporated into CAFE's report covering experiences of disabled fans across all of UEFA's national associations.

Amy Wilson, CAFE's Fans Liaison, Access and Administration Officer, said, "We are proud today to launch the first survey of its kind, specifically aimed at disabled supporters associations to find out more about the everyday challenges that they face. Through this research project, we aim to find how we can help pan-disability groups across Europe to further develop their works, whilst also helping to show stakeholders across the game the many valuable ways that a DSA can support their wider objectives".

The survey will remain open throughout the current season, and we encourage all DSAs to have their say.

If you have any questions, need assistance to complete this survey, or would like to request an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call +44 (0)203 355 9867.

Published 12/12/2022