Experts from across Europe and beyond came together at Athletic Club’s Estadio San Mamés in Bilbao to discuss the many roles that disabled people can play within both football and wider society.

To celebrate some of the great achievements taking place across Europe, CAFE presented the first ever CAFE Access and Inclusion Champions awards. Disability access officers Elena Popova and Iva Cigrovskij were two of the proud winners.

Cigrovskij, who is disability access officer at Dinamo Zagreb, adding: “People sometimes ask me: ‘Why are you working so hard for just a few fans?’

“That’s hard to hear, and makes me want to work harder, because it is so important that we work together for disabled people to enjoy a live match.”

Complete report read HERE.