Wrexham AFC has become the first football club in Wales to attain Makaton-Friendly status and also is the first in the UK to offer match-day support in Makaton.

Makaton is a language programme that uses symbols, signs, and speech to enable people to communicate and Wrexham AFC’s Quiet Zone has earned bronze Makaton Friendly Status.

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The club said that staff underwent training, including those in the club shop, ticket office and media department, as well as their accessible entrance stewards, Quiet Zone friendly face stewards, and included Wrex the Dragon and club captain Ben Tozer.

An away steward is also trained, for any visiting supporters who may need support.

Kerry Evans, Wrexham AFC disability liaison officer, said: “We are delighted to have attained bronze Makaton Friendly status and to once again be blazing a trail not just in Wales but across the UK for inclusivity.

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“Alongside our Quiet Zone, we were pleased to have staff across a wide cross-section of the club receive training in Makaton, including club captain Ben Tozer.

“I would like to thank all staff for their efforts, as well as Amanda Glennon for her help and support.

“We look forward to welcoming fans using Makaton symbols to the Racecourse Ground for the 2022/23 season.”

Amanda Glennon, Makaton ambassador and tutor said: “It has been wonderful to see the commitment to inclusive communication and use of Makaton throughout Wrexham AFC.

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“The Quiet Zone has been an obvious focus for the team so that visitors who may need a helping hand with communication are included, but awareness and training has taken place across all areas and include a match day away steward and player.”

For more information on Makaton can be found on the website here