Disabled fans were invited to join the FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk squad at a recent training session to celebrate Total Football Total Access.

Ahead of their upcoming match with Oleksandriia, Dnipro's players met with a number of disabled fans to talk about their experiences in following the side.

The club and its disabled fans were keen to celebrate this season's CAFE Week of Action, which they have participated in every year since 2013.

Club captain Ruslan Rotan was one of the players to meet with disabled fans. He said, "We were very pleased with the meeting, and it is touching how much our disabled fans are ready to support us. We thank them for supporting, and we wish them all the best".

Alexander Uskov, the head of the Dnipro Parafan Club, said, "We wanted to tell the guys that we are continue to be with them. Many disabled fans wanted to travel to the training camp to show the players our support, and tell them that we will always be supporting them".

Team manager Dmytro Mykhaylenko also attended the meeting, and he said, "It is important that our players meet with and understand our fans. Such meetings show the players how powerful our fanbase is.

Dmytro added, "Even though our results have not been great, the fans are still there with us. This motivates the players and helps them to understand the club that they play for".

A video from the meeting, including interviews with players and disabled fans, can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AJ0iwqZlLY.

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CAFE would like to thank FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk and Dnipro Parafan Club for their continued support and commitment to access and inclusion, and thank you for joining us again in celebrating Total Football Total Access.

Published 14/03/2017