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Matchday Sensory Packs now available

Town announce new matchday package for fans living with autism

11 March 2022

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Swindon Town is delighted to announce, in collaboration with TrustSTFC and TheFSA, that Matchday Sensory Packs are now available for young supporters living with autism.

The packs include a lanyard, a fidget spinner, ear defenders, a stress ball, and a pop-it tray inside a branded drawstring bag, and will be available from this Saturday’s home fixture (12th March) against Oldham via the Club Shop at The County Ground.

These packs have been designed to improve the matchday experience, and are part of
both the club and the Trust’s commitment to making STFC more accessible, comfortable and friendly to all.

We would ask the parent or guardian of any fan requiring a sensory pack to get in touch
with the club store to pre-book theirs and to collect at least one hour before kick-off.
The club has also agreed that fans living with autism can now enter the stadium via
disabled access points.

TrustSTFC Membership Secretary, Keith Coatsworth, commented: “It's been great for
the Trust to be involved in delivering this project to support greater inclusivity at the
County Ground. Sensory Packs were first raised and recommended by one of our
members earlier this season, and just goes to show what working effectively and
collaboratively with members and the club can achieve. Our thanks also to The FSA
who have made a financial contribution towards these packs.”

Once supporters have received their pack, they are encouraged to continue to bring it
back with them to all future games they attend. There are a limited number of packs
available, which will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swindon Town would like to thank TrustSTFC for organising the assembly of these packs. 

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