Championing Inclusivity: Meet Brentford’s Superfan Woody

Meet Brentford’s Superfan, Woody. 

He’s been on a mission to welcome supporters and highlight the inclusive initiatives from teams across the Premier League.

Known affectionately across the world of football, Woody loves nothing more than a matchday supporting the Bees. 

Here’s a day in the life of Woody Welcomes, as Brentford faced off against Nottingham Forest during the latter stages of the 2022/23 season.

During the game Woody and other volunteers from Park Lane Stables held a bucket collection raising money for the charity.

Park Lane Stables are an award-winning RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association) centre with a wide programme of activities, including assisted riding, horse care, carriage driving, equine therapy and hippotherapy. Head over to our RDA page to find out more.

Woody Welcomes is kindly supported by the Downs Syndrome Association which aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people who have Down’s syndrome to lead active and healthy lives.

Taking part in any activity, whether it’s sporting, recreational or leisure, can benefit physical and mental health and the well-being of everyone involved. We want everyone with Down’s syndrome to be able to find an activity that suits their need and interests, whether that’s on the football field, via an online dance class or by joining their local walking group. Find out more at

Read about some of the amazing inclusive initiates around the Premier League through the Woody Welcomes blog.