Matchday travel for supporters with disabilities will be amongst the best in the country following the donation of a brand new mini-bus to the Club.
The charity Children No.1 foundation has donated a specially tailored, wheelchair accessible mini-bus to help Tottenham Hotspur provide an even better service to its supporters with disabilities wishing to follow the team to away matches.
The minibus is fully specified and amongst its features are air conditioning, a foldout rear wheelchair ramp and an electric wheelchair winch. It can carry up to 15-seated passengers or up to four wheelchairs. As well as transporting supporters with disabilities to matches, the minibus will be used by Tottenham Hotspur’s thriving Community Scheme as part of its activities programme for people with disabilities.
Karen Murphy, ticket office manager commented: "We strive to offer the best possible service to our fans. This minibus, kindly donated by Children No.1 Foundation, will further improve the facilities that we offer to our supporters with disabilities by providing them with premium levels of transport to games."
Kathryn Robinson, Director of Community Development commented: "One of the primary objectives of the Tottenham Hotspur Community scheme is to increase access to and participation in football for the disabled. Use of this mini-bus will significantly help us to achieve this objective and to take the great work the scheme does to an even wider audience."
Phil Downs, MBE Chair of the National Association of Disabled Supporters commented: "NADS would like to offer their congratulations to Tottenham Hotspur for their hard work in providing their supporters with disabilities with adapted transport. Only a few clubs have taken this step so far but we would love to be in a position of offering the same congratulations to every club. The foresight Spurs have shown in providing this facility for their supporters with disabilities is something that is to be commended and, with the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), a very timely step. Most clubs should now realise that they should be in a position of offering the same facilities to their supporters with disabilities as non disabled supporters....now Spurs’ supporters with disabilities can avail themselves of a facility that non disabled people take for granted. Again, NADS would like to offer our sincere congratulations and wish the Club every success in operating the bus."
Michael Morris, Chairman of Children No.1 commented: "We are very proud to donate this bus to Tottenham Hotspur for use by their supporters with disabilities. I’m sure it will be well received by the fans and we look forward to seeing it in action."