Award-Winning Sensory Room: A Look Inside

Fresh from gaining national recognition at TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards 2018, take a closer look at the invaluable work undertaken at Watford’s pioneering Sensory Room.

The room – which celebrated its second anniversary last month – won the Interior and Fit-Out prize at the prestigious awards in late 2018 and was described by judges as ‘an example for all professional sports clubs to follow’.

Kitted out with a state-of-the-art calming area and offering an excellent view of the match action, all from a comfortable and accessible viewing location, the Sensory Room continues to positively impact autistic children who would otherwise struggle to cope in the noisy environment of a football stadium.

Watch the video above to take a look inside, and to hear from some of those who work there on matchdays.

Interested in trying the Sensory Room? Email Dave Messenger, the club’s Supporter Liaison and Disability Access Officer, at dave.messenger@watfordfc.com for details.

Places are subject to availability and a letter from a doctor/consultant or other healthcare professional may be required when booking. Parents will also have the option to visit the room before matchday, if they wish to check its suitability.

First Team 10/01/2019

Official: Sinclair Returns

Jerome Sinclair has returned to Watford after the conclusion of his loan spell with Sunderland.

The 22-year-old featured 19 times - 11 from the start - during his time with the Black Cats, scoring twice.

Speaking to the club's official website, Sunderland manager Jack Ross said: “Jerome has been a credit to himself and his club Watford in his time here.

“I cannot speak highly enough of him and how he has applied himself during his loan spell and as a club we have conveyed this to Watford. Everyone at Sunderland AFC wishes Jerome the very best in the next stage of his career.”