Local partners help with commentary for visually impaired supporters.Doncaster Rovers are now bringing visually impaired fans closer to the action with the receipt of brand new audio commentary equipment provided by local healthcare organisation Westfield Health.
The equipment underwent testing recently and will be available to supporters at Keepmoat Stadium after trialling at the Crewe Alexandra (12th December) and Scunthorpe United (26th December) fixtures.
Andrew Whitham, Head of Commercial Affairs, said: “Westfield Health have kindly sponsored this equipment which is vital to our visually impaired fans who want to interact with games at Keepmoat Stadium. The upgrade in quality will provide a better service and improved experience of attending Rovers home games.”
Westfield Health have been an associate health partner of Doncaster Rovers since 2011 and continues to aim to keep hardworking people fit and healthy. Westfield help people to access and pay for health treatment. Through charitable donations, Westfield support the NHS and medically related charities to help customers and the community to a healthier life. For more information go to https://www.westfieldhealth.com/
Graham Moore, Chairman of Westfield Health, said: “We are delighted to be helping visually impaired football fans to listen to commentary and get the best out of the match. It is important that everyone feels included in society and we hope that this equipment will go some way to achieving this.”
Supporters wishing to take advantage of the commentary which is provided by long-standing regulars Harry Smith and Harvey Wiles who call Rovers games from the press benches in the West Stand should contact the nearest steward on match day, at the latest half an hour prior to kick off.