Cheltenham Town supported National Autism Acceptance Week and dedicated the match against Burton Albion to raising awareness for supporters with autism.
Sean Long and Brewers captain John Brayford joined our mascots from Alderman Knight School in wearing ear defenders for walking out onto the pitch.
It was fantastic to see a number of students from Alderman Knight and the National Star College join us for the game on Saturday, as well as representatives of the National Autistic Society. As stated by the National Autistic Society, many autistic people experience difficulties with processing sensory information, which can make situations such as football matches difficult.
With help from our supporter liaison team, as well as Club Ambassador Noah Millington, the club have been exploring the matchday experience and seeing what it is like for children with special needs.
Earlier last week, Christian Norton and Shaun MacDonald visited Alderman Knight to speak with Noah and the children about the facilities and the work the school do.
The club would like to thank the Cheltenham Town SLO team for their support, and we'd like to remind fans they have an information hut in the main car park where they can provide disability assistance to supporters.
If you'd like to learn more about autism and the work of the National Autistic Society, then click here.