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Airdrieonians Supporters’ Trust (AST) and the Shippey Campaign are proud to announce the first ever Sensory Cup, to be held between teams from Airdrie FC, Rangers FC, Middlesbrough FC and Sunderland FC. The contest will take place on Saturday 10 June at the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie, who are sponsoring the tournament. It involves clubs who have installed sensory rooms in their stadia for those who suffer from a Sensory Process Disorder (SPD), such as Autism. The stadium will be open from 10:30am, with the first match kicking off at 11:15. In January this year, Airdrie became the first club in Scotland – and at that time, only the fourth in Britain – to install a sensory room to allow children with an SPD to [...]

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May 31, 2017

Our web site carried a recent story about an Off The Bawl gig at the Kings Theatre in Glasgow as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove announced at the show proceeds would be donated to the S.D.S.A. A cheque duly arrived for a £1,000. This was a wonderful gesture and [...]


May 30, 2017

Queen of the South F.C.  have appointed Eric Slaven (pictured below) as their Disability Access Officer. Eric has been a Queens supporter for many years and chairperson of the Q. of the S. DSA. That gives them another 3 points as they move up the  Accessible Facility “League” along with even more points as a [...]


May 29, 2017

Keith Ferguson had the pleasure of being shown round this new facility by Liz Kay (the Rangers Disability Access Manager). Children who visit can watch the game either through the window as Kyle & Callum are doing in the picture below or from a small sectioned off area in the Sandy Jardine Stand. If the children [...]

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