On May 28, a group of French disabled football fans travelled to Wembley with YOOLA who provided disabled friendly packages to sport events. After the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final in South Africa it was really fantastic to provide a fully accessible trip to the Champions League Final.

Malik Badsi recounts their trip in the article below:

A group of 4 disabled peoples and their companions travelled together to London. All real fans of football, it was unbelievable for them to watch a Champions League Final in at Wembley.

We left Paris in the morning and arrived in London around 1pm. After a short refreshment at our accessible hotel we decided to drive to Wembley to avoid the London road traffic and experience the Wembley atmosphere.

We enjoyed a very nice stadium and a fantastic atmosphere around it. After taking some pictures of the stadium and eating a real English burger around the stadium, we walked to the H Gate.

Wembley Stadium looks like most other brand new stadium, really accessible with a large ramp from the ground floor to reach the stadium entrance level. Once we reached our gate there was a dedicated accessible entrance with very easy access to our seats.

We enjoyed a very nice game and our seats were just the best of the stadium! Lower lever in the centre of the pitch, just amazing for us and the best player in the world just 50 meters from us.

After the game we enjoyed some dance and song with Barcelona fans, we all enjoyed the fantastic song of "socios" may be the best supporters in Europe.

We drove to Piccadilly Circus like most of the Barcelona fans after the closing ceremony. There were a lot of people in the street singing Barcelona anthems with their flags.

A very short sleep for us on this May 28 but the best football souvenirs of a lifetime...

We drove back to Paris on Sunday all sleeping in the bus, dreaming of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta ...

Published 21/06/2011