At The Wilf Ward Family Trust, we believe that inclusivity and accessibility should be at the heart of every community. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our exciting partnership with York City FC, a collaboration aimed at championing inclusivity in sports and beyond.

Our journey with York City FC kicked off with a spectacular match, and we couldn’t be more excited to share the highlights of this memorable day.

A Perfect Day for a Perfect Match

The sun was shining bright as we gathered for this special occasion on Saturday 9th September. The atmosphere was filled with excitement, and the smiles on everyone’s faces were simply heart-warming. It was evident that something remarkable was in the air.

One of the key highlights of the day was the overwhelming popularity of the accessibility tickets. These tickets, designed to ensure that everyone can enjoy the game to the fullest, were in high demand. We were delighted to see ear defenders being utilised, ensuring that the game was accessible to individuals with sensory sensitivities. The adapted pre-match day guidance document played a crucial role in making the day as enjoyable as possible for everyone.

Lewis: A Star on the Pitch

Lewis, one of the remarkable individuals we support, had the incredible opportunity to be the mascot for the game. The moment he walked onto the pitch with Ryan Fallowfield, the matchday captain, was nothing short of magical. Lewis’s infectious smile radiated joy, and he made us all incredibly proud.

Denis: A Special Moment as Man of the Match Presenter

Another heart-warming moment came when Denis, another extraordinary individual we support, was given the honour of choosing and presenting the Man of the Match award. Denis’s involvement added a layer of inclusivity and warmth to the match, showcasing the values that both The Wilf Ward Family Trust and York City FC hold dear.

This match was a true testament to what can be achieved when organisations come together to champion inclusivity. It was a day filled with joy, unity, and a shared commitment to making sports accessible to everyone.

For a detailed report of the match, you can visit the official York City FC website here.

We are grateful for the fantastic start to our partnership with York City FC and look forward to many more exciting endeavours together. Together, we are creating a place where everyone feels welcome, valued, and included.

Stay tuned for more updates and initiatives as we continue our journey towards a more inclusive and accessible community for all.