News/Events

We’re All in this Together Competition Winners

Following our recent “We’re All in this Together” competition, we are pleased to announce the winners.

Lolah Williams, aged 6, won the competition for the under 6’s.

Lolah Williams

Callie Howe, aged 11, won the competition for the aged group 10 – 14.

Callie Howe

Paul Griffiths won the adult competition.

Paul Griffiths

Congratulations to all our winners!

Thank you to Dawsons,  who have kindly agreed to donate prizes to our winners, to provide extra support to the DSA at this time.

Thanks also to our judges, Kev and Rosie Johns.

DSA Colouring Competition Winners Announced

The Swans DSA recently ran a Colouring Competition for its Junior Members to design a ‘Stay Safe/Stay Home Rainbow’ poster.

A big thank you to everyone who got involved and well done to all of our winners, who are listed below, together with their fantastic entries.

In first place for our 10 – 16 year old category was Chloe.
ChloeJoint runners up in the 10 – 16 year old category were Callie and Ellie-Mae.

Callie Ellie-Mae

The winner of our 6-10 year old category was Jack.

Jack

In joint 1st in our Under 6s category are Lolah and Willow.

Lolah Willow

Share your favourite Swans memory with us

The DSA committee are still in touch with each other, and we, too, are obviously disappointed that we were unable to support Level Playing Fields’ weeks of action, along with our end of season event, but….we had to ensure the safety of everyone.

Thank you all for your continued support, and please remember that we are here for you.

Right – We would like our DSA members to think about their favourite Swans memory – be it a game, meeting a player, travelling to an away game, coming to a DSA event, ANYTHING – and if you would like, right a short little paragraph and include a photo if you so wish.

Send all details to secswandsa@gmail.com

We would be interested in putting them on our Swansea City DSA Facebook page  – just to have some happy posts at present.

We would obviously need your permission for this, especially if children are interested in writing something – which we will encourage.

DSA provide Easter Treat for Children’s Wards

The DSA are pleased to announce that we have taken 120 Easter eggs to the children’s wards in Morriston hospital.

Huge thanks to Diane Williams and Julian Fearn who kindly collected the eggs from the committee and dropped them at the hospital.

Easter Eggs for Children's Wards in Morriston Hospital

The eggs had been bought for our end of season social event which had been postponed due to current circumstances.

Many thanks everyone for your suggestions.

All Swans DSA Events Cancelled until Further Notice

Following the  announcement on Friday the 13th of March 2020 that the EFL have confirmed that all fixtures have been postponed until Friday, April 3rd, the DSA would also like to confirm that all DSA events are postponed until further notice this also includes all DSA committee meetings.

As the health and  safety and the well-being of our DSA members and our DSA committee are of paramount importance, to us and we are all aware that the virus is a great threat to vulnerable people.

Therefore  it is important that we all follow guidance and act sensibly and accordingly.

Finally please everyone stay safe, and if we can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your cooperation and for your continued support to The DSA.

Your DSA Committee

We’re supporting “Don’t Dance Alone” Week

The Swans DSA are proud to be supporting Swansea Sound’s “Don’t dance alone” week which runs from March 16 – 22nd this year, and is proudly supported by McDonalds.

Don't Dance Alone Week 2020

Did you know that…

  • More than 2 million people over 75 live alone in the UK
  • Many don’t speak to a SINGLE person for a month
  • Loneliness can be as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

Our next DSA coffee morning, for our DSA members, is to be held on Tuesday, 17th March at 10am, and we are holding this in the Harvester Morfa.

We only have a few spaces left, so booking through the Swans DSA is essential and thank you to all who have already booked a place.

 

 

Our March Coffee Morning

It was great to see so many of of our Members at our February coffee morning and we hope that you all enjoyed.

We are already busy planning our March Coffee morning, which will be held on Tuesday, March 17th at 10am.

As explained at our last coffee morning, we are hosting a “breakfast” morning – which will be held at the Harvester Morfa, and they have kindly agreed that they will sort it out so that we can all be together in the bar area.

We would be grateful if you could confirm, as soon as is possible, if you would care to join us at the Harvester – we need to know numbers in order to confirm details with the Harvester.

We have provisionally booked for approx. 30 members.

February Coffee Morning

It was fantastic to welcome over 40 of our Members to our February Coffee Morning at the Liberty Stadium today, along with our President Alan Curtis.

The morning was a great success, with Alan speaking at great length about his career with the Swans and Wales, providing a great insight for those lifelong Swansea fans in attendance.

Alan Curtis

This event was our second coffee morning, following on from the event held at the Liberty last September, where over £200 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Research.

We plan to make our Member coffee mornings a regular feature in the calendar, so why not join the Swans DSA and ensure you’re one of the first to know about our regular social events.

 

January 2020 Newsletter

The DSA aim to ensure that all fans have their best matchday experience, and we act as the link between the disabled fans and the club. We are happy that this season we have helped one of our members change seats to somewhere that is far easier for him to manage, have helped one of our DSA members who was struggling to get tickets, and have helped one of our DSA members with disabled parking. We are grateful to the different departments within the club for their help in ensuring these queries can be rectified. Diolch.

As a DSA, we are proud that our members regard us as “one big happy family” and that our events are the “only events that we are able to attend and be included as much as you do.” We are all volunteers, and are an independent organisation, and our aim is to bring together disabled supporters along with their family and friends by organising social events so that our members can come along and feel included and involved.

Your 2019/2020 DSA Committee

Chair – Andrew Brayley, Vice Chair – Michelle Preece, Treasurer – Malcolm Fearn, Secretary – Cath Dyer, Committee members – Lesley Williams, Cath Williams, Andrew Williams, Clare Lewis, Lee Ellery and Nicola Dyer.

We are pleased that we have a great relationship with the club, and regularly meet with Cath Thomas, Head of Hospitality, and Mark Phillips, DAO, where we discuss club and DSA ideas.

First Social Event of the Season

Our first social event this season was held on Monday September 30th. Eirian Wyn was our MC for the evening and did a fantastic job. Diolch Eirian.

September Social 2019

We were thrilled when Steve Cooper kindly called into see everyone at the start of the evening and spent some time chatting with our DSA members.

Our panel consisted of – Trevor Birch, Alan Tate, Lee Trundle, Tom Carroll and Freddie Woodman who entertained all our 104 members. Thanks to the club for providing the refreshments.

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2019

The DSA held a Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 27th September 2019 at the Liberty stadium and raised a fantastic amount of £200. Thanks to all who came along and supported our event, which we are hoping will become an annual event.

Sensory Room

The club and DSA have worked in partnership to successfully launch a pop-up sensory room at the Liberty which was launched on October 1st.

Booking details can be found via Swansea City AFC Sensory room. We would like to see the room being used to its maximum.

Lanyards

The DSA are extremely grateful to Trevor Birch and his team for kindly purchasing DSA lanyards for our DSA committee.

Here are our committee proudly wearing our lanyards, which we hope will help our members recognize us at our events.

At the time of printing, our DSA lifetime president, Kev Johns, is hard at work in pantomime. Hope all is going well.

Question of Sport 2019

The DSA had 2 tables at the club’s “Question of Sport “event at the Liberty on December 5th, and one of our DSA sponsors, Dawsons, came along and joined in the fun. Everyone had a great night.

Mr X Appeal 2019

This year the DSA supported the Mr X appeal, which kindly supports underprivileged children in the South Wales area.

The DSA committee, members and friends, were proud to be able to donate 60 gift bags towards this fantastic appeal. Thank you everyone.

DSA secretary Cath Dyer and membership Secretary Nicola Dyer, visited Watford FC in September, They met with Dave Messenger, Supporter Liaison and Disability Access Officer at the club who gave them an informative tour of the sensory room and the ground. It was interesting to see the same widget used there as the DSA also use.

Our Christmas event on 17th December, was attended by over 150 of our members.

Our special guests were Trevor Birch, Steve Cooper, Leon Britton, Lee Trundle, Matt Grimes, Ben Wilmot and Yan Dhanda. We also had special appearances from Cyril and Cybil, plus Santa who handed out gifts for everyone. The evening was compered by Eirian Wyn.

Christmas Event 2019

Thank you so much to everyone who donated a raffle prize that evening. We had a quiet auction, and special thanks must go to LETOU who donated an Inter Milan shirt, the FAW for a signed Wales ball, Morgans’ hotel for their voucher of an overnight stay, Mike Evans for a signed printed photo of the Liberty, plus Nicola Thomas for numerous hampers.

The evening was kindly sponsored by Green Hat Construction Ltd. Thank you once again to the club for providing the refreshments.

If you would like more information about the Swans DSA or have any questions, please contact us and we will be glad to help.

Chance to visit Fairwood Training Ground, and watch the players train

 

The Swans DSA always support the Level Playing Fields’ Weeks of Action, and this year the DSA have been fortunate to organise with the Club, a tour of Fairwood Training Facilities for a MAXIMUM of 20 of our DSA members, including Personal Assistants.

The visit will take place on Thursday 28 March 2019.
The tour will commence at 10 a.m. in Fairwood, followed by the chance to watch the players train, at 10.45 a.m.. 

Some of our committee will be there to meet and greet you. 
Places will be allocated via an independent draw !!

To qualify, you must have been a member of the Disabled Supporters Association today, 14 March 2019. You will not be able to join the DSA, just to attend Fairwood.
If you would like to be in the draw, please provide your name, and you will be entitled to 1 Personal Assistant to attend with you.

E-mail your details to secswandsa@gmail.com

Please include a contact phone number, or an e-mail address, so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions/queries, don’t hesitate to contact us. 


Please provide all details to us by MONDAY 25TH MARCH, AT 11AM.  No requests will be accepted after this time.

THE DRAW WILL THEN BE HELD, INDEPENDENTLY, THAT AFTERNOON.

We will contact the winners immediately following the draw.
Thanks all, and good luck.


We hope to see you on Tuesday 19th at our DSA event. We are really sorry, but we still have no news of which players will be attending, but we will let you know as soon as we know. (We are always subject to the players availability)