Torquay United’s Disability Liaison Officer, Jo Harris has provided the following update, following her appointment earlier this month.
“Firstly, I would like to say thank you for all the comments and messages wishing me well in my new post as Disability Liaison Officer.
“Having been in correspondence with contacts at Devon FA and the South West Disabled Fans Experience Forum, I’m pleased to report that there is a lot of good work already going on around the club, and facilities that supporters can benefit from.
“For example, our TUFC Radio service provides all supporters with commentary of all home and away matches throughout the season, and this can also prove invaluable for blind or partially sighted supporters who are visiting Plainmoor, and is accessible via smartphones, tablets or laptops.
“I have also been in discussions with the Torquay United Community Sports Trust, who hold regular football session for both adults and children, with our Inspirations teams competing in monthly tournaments against other Devon sides in the Ability Counts league. Course details are available via the Community Trust website, however if anyone would like any further information please get in touch with me.
“Another positive aspect of my first fortnight in the role was helping to organise the 12-hour danceathon in Boots & Laces last Friday. Sponsorship from this event raised in the region of £750 for Mencap, which is brilliant news. Thank you to all the participants and sponsors for making it such a success!”
Anyone wishing to contact Jo can do so by calling 01803 328666 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org