In December 2021, CAFE announced the launch of FC #TotalAccess - a concept designed to promote good practice examples amongst sports clubs and stadiums.

Nominations were opened to the public in twelve categories. A panel discussed each of the nominations, and we are delighted to announce the first FC #TotalAccess winners.

  • Pre-match information and accessible ticketing - VfL Wolfsburg
  • Accessible parking, pick-up and drop-off points - Beşiktaş J.K.
  • Accessible entrance, exit and security points - FC Porto
  • Accessible toilets - Baku Olympic Stadium, AFFA
  • Accessible refreshments kiosks and concourses - PGE Narodowy Stadium, Polish FA
  • Wheelchair user spaces and companion seating - Atlético de Madrid
  • Easy access seats and companion seating - KAA Gent
  • Sensory viewing rooms and packs, or other services for non-visibly disabled people - Broxi's Den, Rangers
  • ADC or other accessible matchday services - Bohemian FC
  • Trained stewards and volunteers - Hamburger S.V.
  • Hospitality, VIP or media area accessibility - Stade de France, FFF
  • The 12th player – the fans: those going the extra mile - Ted Morris, Liverpool DSA

Over the coming weeks, CAFE will be publishing interviews with each of the successful nominees to further discuss their works. They will then be presented on a dedicated section of the CAFE website, to be used as a resource for other clubs, venues and national associations in finding good practice solutions.

In congratulating the successful nominees, CAFE Media and Communications Manager Michael Rice said, "FC #TotalAccess is all about showcasing the clubs, national associations, venues and people who really stand out as shining lights with their works and commitment to the topic. We know there are so many champions of access and inclusion working within the industry, and we want to show stakeholders across sport that they can achieve great things through shared knowledge and ideas".

"We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a nomination. We received information on so many great initiatives and incredible people going above and beyond, and it is wonderful to be able to celebrate some of those today", added Michael.

Winners' good practices will be highlighted on the CAFE website for two years, before the nominations process opens again in 2023 and the next winners announced during that season's CAFE Week of Action.

Keep tuned to the CAFE website and social media channels for more information on each of the successful nominees works.

Published 18/3/2022