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Sensory packs hit the 200 mark

Swindon Town continuing to ensure football at The County Ground can be enjoyed by all...

3 October 2022

Club News

Sensory packs hit the 200 mark

Swindon Town continuing to ensure football at The County Ground can be enjoyed by all...

3 October 2022

We’re proud to confirm we have now issued more than 200 sensory packs to young supporters with autism as part of our quest to ensure The County Ground is an accessible, comfortable and friendly environment for everyone.

We partnered up with First City Care Group and the Supporters Trust back in March last year to launch the initiative, just in time for our home fixture against Oldham Athletic.

The packs, which are offered completely free of charge by the football club, include a lanyard, fidget spinner, ear defenders, stress ball, and a pop-it tray inside a branded drawstring bag.

Fans have been able to pick them up from our club shop at different times throughout this season and last, and we’ve now issued more than 200.

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Upon reaching the milestone, our Club Disability Liaison Officer, Caroline Lane, said: “I’m really pleased we’ve been able to offer these packs to so many families and young people who need them.

“They’ve proved really popular and the initiative has really transformed the matchday experience for many children who may have found the football environment anxious or stressful.

“Through these simple steps, and with help from First City and the STFC Supporters Trust, we’ve been able to ensure that everybody can come to the stadium and embrace the game of football whenever they want.”   

We aren’t finished yet though and plan to provide more packs moving forward, with several still available now.

If you’d like to collect one, simply head to main reception at The County Ground where we’ll be happy to assist.

Also, if any of you with existing packs have any damaged items, we have some free replacements available too.

Simply visit Caroline on reception or email her with your request via reception@swindontownfc.co.uk


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