Katy has supported Rovers all her life but – due to her autism – she didn’t think that attending a match was an option for her … she is now a Season Membership holder.
After attending her first Rovers match aged 33, Katy attended a fans panel where she brought to light some difficulties supporters with autism and sensory needs might face when attending a game.
As part of her feedback, she suggested the introduction of a quiet room at the stadium. The change was made very quickly and supporters who needed a break from the chaos of matchday had somewhere they could go to relax.
Rovers have continued to work to improve the matchday experience for people with autism and those with sensory needs. In 2019, the club joined forces with Thorne-based charity Autism Plus to create an autism friendly first time fans guide to the Keepmoat Stadium.
Staff across Club Doncaster have also received autism awareness training which has proved a valuable and popular training afternoon for staff right across the company.