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Football Supporter Surveys on a National Picture

By Bradford City Supporters Trust, Aug 25 2021 07:56AM

We have a wide variety of surveys to assess how you watch the game, which include, ‘Women at the match’, findings from disabled supporters accessing the game, and a policing survey finding out how you view the policing of fixtures.

Women at the match

A new study has recently been launched – an FSA survey about women’s fan attitudes on attending football, and are looking for women fans from both the men’s and women’s games to give us their insight.

The survey builds on the report of the first FSA ‘Women at the Match‘ survey back in 2015, one of the largest ever pieces of research into women fans’ experiences of attending professional football.

Take part in the Women at the match survey here.

Findings from disabled supporters accessing the game

Around a third of disabled supporters say they have been put off going to the match according to a new national survey of disabled fans.

More than 1,400 disabled fans took part in a survey conducted by Level Playing Field,

a national disability access campaign group, and the results show a large number still feel excluded from live football.

The survey found that 30% of supporters felt unable to attend sporting venues due to poor access for disabled supporters. Additionally, 25% of respondents said that ‘anxiety or lack of confidence’ was a barrier when attending live sport. Following lengthy restrictions on attending live sport due to the pandemic, 73% of the supporters surveyed said they would want to attend a match ‘right away’ once permitted.

The top three COVID-19 measures that fans wanted in place when returning were hand sanitising stations, hand washing facilities, and mask wearing (bar exemptions).

Read the Level Playing Field Survey report here.

Policing survey

The UK Football Policing Unit (UKFPU) are after supporters' views on policing at football fixtures. Bantams Supporters Trust is involved in the West Yorkshire Football Supporters Police Independent Advisory Board (IAG) along with other football supporters groups and would be interested in the findings of this survey and how many Bradford City fans take part in it.

You can take part in the UK Football Policing Unit survey here.

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