In 2009, UEFA funded the creation of a new, independent organisation to advise them on the greater integration of disabled people in football.

The Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) was established with the objective of enabling more disabled fans to attend live football matches across the UEFA region. CAFE aims to support the improvement of accessible facilities and services at stadiums, raise further awareness around access and inclusion within the game, offer advice to disabled football fans and establish a network of disabled supporter groups.

Since 2009, CAFE has continued to change the lives of disabled people across Europe through the unique power of football - the world's most popular sport.

There are over one billion disabled people alive today, and football continues to recognise why the topic is so important. On matchdays, experiences of disabled people continue to improve with the creation and development of accessible seating, as well as the implementation of dedicated matchday services such as audio-descriptive commentary.

More disabled fans than ever are now able to enjoy live football alongside their friends and family. Clubs, leagues and national associations are increasingly aware of the importance of access and inclusion, and governing bodies have outlined their commitment to a game that is accessible, inclusive and welcoming for all.

Football as an industry is also becoming more accessible and inclusive. Disabled people have many important roles to play across the game - not just as fans and players but also as coaches, employees, administrators, decision makers and leaders.

CAFE has established itself as the leading voice on access and inclusion within football. We work closely with stakeholders right across the game - from the grassroots to the boardrooms - to spread our message of Total Football #TotalAccess.

We have also continued to develop a strong relationship and understanding with UEFA, as Corporate Social Responsibility core partners. We are continuing to change society through football, across Europe and beyond.