CAFE announces conference with leading disability inclusion experts21 September 2018


The Conference, which will be hosted at Athletic Club’s iconic San Mames stadium, will be attended by disabled fans, clubs, leagues, national associations and football governing bodies, as well as stadium architects, disability and equality advocates and experts from within football and the disability sector.

Issues on the agenda for 2018 include the experiences of disabled fans attending the 2018 FIFA World Cup and a look ahead to the plans for UEFA EURO 2020. There will also be discussions on the Disability Access Officer role, disabled supporters associations, audio-descriptive commentary, digital accessibility and the annual CAFE Week of Action campaign.

Attendance is free of charge for all delegates, and a very limited number of travel and accommodation bursaries remain available for disabled fans.

CAFE’s two previous International Conferences were held at Wembley Stadium in 2011 and Stade de France in 2015.

How to apply
To apply to attend complete and return the pre-registration form here.

To apply for a travel and / or accommodation bursary (available for disabled fans only), please complete and return the bursary request form here.

If you are not a disabled fan and wish to attend the Conference, please complete only the pre-registration form.

Disabled fans applying for travel and / or accommodation bursaries are asked to submit their applications as soon as possible, with proof of estimated travel costs, to enable us to ensure we can offer the most appropriate accessible accommodation where required.

Completed forms should be returned, by 28 September 2018, by email to or by post to Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE), European Football Hub, The Record Hall, 16-16A Baldwins Gardens, London, EC1N 7RJ, UK.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the event please email or call on +44(0)208 065 5108.