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Huish Park Disabled Facilities
Facilities For Disabled People At Huish Park

Disabled parking bays are reserved for members of YTFC Disabled Supporters Association, who are allocated bays behind the AgustaWestland Community Stand and against the back of the Screwfix Community Stand. There are also a number of bays at the top of the slope behind the Screwfix Community Stand which are available on a first come first served basis. For help, look out for the GWSC Stadium Assistants in the red tabards. Any other Blue Badge holders are advised to contact Sharon Swain on 07790 375250. Access to the ground is generally flat from the reserved spaces.

Wheelchair users are accommodated in 4 bays set into the Screwfix Community Stand, all bays having room for around 5 wheelchairs and being at ground level. There is no provision for companions or assistants alongside the wheelchairs but there is a carer's row directly behind the bays. Visiting Disabled supporters are accommodated at the away end side of the Screwfix Community Stand. For help, look out for the GWSC Stadium Assistants in the red tabards. Access to both snack-bars in the Screwfix Community Stand is level and flat and there is a disabled toilet beside the snack-bar nearest to the home end terrace.

Supporters with ambulatory disabilities of a severe nature will qualify for the concessionary treatment and have access to seating nearest the entrances/exits. We advise you to contact the club for further details.

For visually-impaired supporters there is a dedicated audio described Soccer Sight commentary service, with 10 headsets available for use by Home & Away supporters. Supporters wishing to use this commentary service are advised to contact the nearest steward for the kit and then return the kit to the nearest steward after the match. There are no special arrangements for hearing-impaired people.

The club shop is situated underneath the AgustaWestland Community Stand opposite the Screwfix Community Stand and is accessible via a small step. Beware of the camber of the ground outside the AgustaWestland Community Stand; it tends to vary a bit. The club's bars and conference facilities are all situated on the first floor of the AgustaWestland Community Stand and are accessible via a purpose built lift situated next to the Green & White Supporters Club shop, at the far end of the stand. Otherwise for the thirsty wheelchair user the nearest pubs to the ground, The Arrow and The Bell, are both around a quarter-of a mile from Huish Park. Happily they are both wheelchair-friendly.

The club have a temporary Marquee bar on the far side of the all-weather pitch at Huish Park, opposite the corner of the Main and Blackthorn Stands. The Marquee is wheelchair accessible and away supporters are catered for before the match but not after the match. Some visiting club supporters are excluded upon advice from the police.

NOTE: The Bell pub in Preston Road is currently closed and is likely to remain so for the rest of 2013.

Getting Better?

UPDATE - 2009-10 Season
An officially-recognised organisation, the YTFC Disabled Supporters Association, which represents disabled supporters, has recently become active again, after a long period of being dormant - click here for a print-out application form. More information will be available on Ciderspace in the coming weeks.

Other DSA Links

Link: Disabled Supporters Association Membership Application Form.

Link: Disabled Supporters Association Contact Points.

Link: Huish Park Stadium Access and Facilities Guide.

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