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Brighton helping put smile back on Robbie's face

10 Jun 2019
Robbie Baker, Brighton TIPL

Fourteen-year-old who suffers from autism can see his heroes up close and personal thanks to improved facilities for disabled fans

Premier League matches are loud and full of atmosphere. But for fans with disabilities this can prove problematic.

Fourteen-year-old Robbie Baker is an avid Brighton & Hove Albion supporter.

But because he suffers from autism he has had to leave a match twice due to the noise in the stadium.

Four years on from when Premier League clubs unanimously agreed to improve facilities for disabled access, fans like Robbie have the chance to watch their heroes in action close up and in comfort.

This is thanks to the introduction of facilities such as the Charlie Perry Inclusion Room at the Amex Stadium.

"I see it as a bridge to him sitting in the seats with the rest of the crowd," said Russell Baker, Robbie’s dad, in This is Premier League, the official review of 2018/19.

“It's wonderful. Currently I go to games with his older brother Dan and it makes me feel really pleased that both of them can one day sit together."

See: More on how Brighton’s inclusion room is helping

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