Alliance welcomes creation of Inclusive Supporters Association NI

Alliance MLA Chris Lyttle, a qualified IFA disability football coach, has welcomed the creation of the Inclusive Supporters Association NI. ISA-NI will work closely with the Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) to; enable people with a disability to follow football, increase disability awareness, establish a network of disabled football supporters and seek the involvement of people with a disability in the redevelopment of Windsor Park.

Chris Lyttle MLA, who is also a member of the Assembly Working Group on Learning Disability, said: “This is an important development which will help the IFA to continue its good work to deliver football for all in Northern Ireland.

“We must work to deliver equal access to support and participation in football and this group is good news for achieving this task. Alliance is leading change in tackling all forms of prejudice in sport and society and we are pleased to see the creation of another project that will help to ensure even greater access to football for all in Northern Ireland.”


Information on the organisation from their press release:

The INCLUSIVE SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION – NORTHERN IRELAND (ISA -NI) is now up and running to ensure equal access and inclusion for all disabled supporters across Northern Ireland. Working closely with CAFE the Inclusive Supporters Association – Northern Ireland aims and objectives are as follows;

– Enable disabled people to follow football

– Achieve equal access for all football supporters

– Increase disability awareness and improve the lives of disabled people using the special influence of football

– Establish a network of disabled football supporters

– To stake a claim in being involved in the redevelopment of Windsor Park and any other new/redevelopment projects

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