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October Committee Meeting updates

Hi there !

Below are some updates from the October DSA Committee Meeting, and right at the bottom are some details about the DSA CHRISTMAS PARTY on Wednesday 05 December.

We hope to see you there. (We are hoping some “special guests” will be attending.)

If you can come, please e-mail Cath on secswandsa@gmail.com.

This is even more important than ever, as we have to give accurate numbers to the Caterers. As we mentioned in the October Newsletter, the DSA are having to cover the cost of food and drink now, so we don’t want any waste !

If you have any ideas about how you, or somebody you know, could help us with the cost of this in the future, we would appreciate it. For example, do you know anybody who could sponsor a DSA Event ? We could give them publicity in return.

Any assistance would be most welcome.

GRAHAM POTTER VISITS THE DSA COMMITTEE :

We had a surprise Guest come to the last DSA Committee Meeting. GRAHAM POTTER kindly accepted our invitation call in to see us. He introduced himself to all of individually, listened to what the DSA were trying to achieve, told us a little about himself, before shaking hands with us all individually. He was charming. He stayed about half an hour, which we thought showed real commitment on his part.

MEMBERSHIP :

We currently have 62 Adult Members and 7 Junior Members. Thank you ☺Please feel free to spread the word to others to join. They will be very welcome.

SCAFC DSA “WELCOME TABLE” AT THE WEST BROM GAME :

At the game v West Brom on Wed 28 November, the DSA will have a table, near the Swans Trust POD (next to the Shop). Come and say hello, and bring anybody who wants to join !!

DAVID ENSTONE :

It is with great regret, that we learnt that DAVID ENSTONE is leaving Swansea City Ticket Office, to go and work for Ticket Master.

David has been a tremendous help to the DSA in his time at the Liberty Stadium, and we will miss him. Here is David, along with Ticket Office Supervisor DENISE RUFFELL at the last Committee Meeting, where they were our  Guests.

Good Luck David, from everybody at Swansea City DSA.

LOOK OUT FOR THE DSA ON THE BIG SCREENS IN THE STADIUM !! :

If you are going to the NORWICH game, on Sat 24 November, look out for a DSA advert on the big screens.

With our grateful thanks to the Club, we are hoping to be seen on the big screen.

Keep your eyes peeled !!

DSA CHRISTMAS PARTY :

 

 

 

 

 

Lee Trundle, Leon Britton, Connor Roberts & Joe Rodon at latest DSA event

Academy products Roberts and Rodon helped bring the crowds in, with DSA vice-chair Jan Burgess stating: “We’ve got lots of extra people come to join, and I’m sure it’s because we’ve got some local players.

“It’s an absolute highlight.”

The DSA holds monthly committee meetings, with the aim of improving facilities and policies that affect its members.

The young Swans stars sung the supporters’ praises during the event.

Rodon said: “The fans worship the players and we’ve got to worship the fans back. It’s always great to show that respect back to the fans.

“It’s good to repay the great support they show us and we’ll do everything we can to give them plenty cheer about this season.”

Right-back Roberts added: “It just takes an hour, two hours out of our time every now and again to come here, chat to the fans and show that we appreciate them.”

The event, which featured a Q&A session and a raffle, was Britton’s first DSA event as an club ambassador.

He said: “It’s great to be here with the DSA, and they had some really good questions from a different variety of people, from young kids to the older generation.

“It was a really enjoyable night and hopefully through the season as club ambassador I’ll be able to work a lot more closely with the DSA.”

Next DSA Social Event (13.09.18)

All

Please see below details of the next Social Event.

Thursday 13 September 2018, starting at 6 o’clock. At the Liberty Stadium.

Come and join LEE TRUNDLE, LEON BRITTON, CONNOR ROBERTS and JOE RODON in a Question and Answer session (*subject to availability).

There will be refreshments available, and a raffle.

And this is a chance to renew your Disabled Supporters Association membership. Remember no increase in price this season …. again.

And you join once, and all DSA social events the rest of the year are free of charge !

Please e-mail secswandsa@gmail.com, if you can attend (This is important, so we know how many to cater for with the food).

See you there !

Latest SCAFC DSA News

Dear Fellow Swan

Here is some latest news for you :-

Annual General Meeting:

At this year’s Annual General Meeting of the SCAFC Disabled Supporters Association, there were some changes made to the Committee, and we wanted to communicate these to you.

Taking over as Chair is ANDREW BRAYLEY. Andrew has been Treasurer since the DSA started, and a statement from him is on this web-site elsewhere.

Andrew will be supported by JAN BURGESS, who will act as Vice-Chair.

Remaining as Secretary is CATH DYER.

Taking over as Treasurer will be MALCOLM FEARN.

Some words from Cath and Malcolm will be in the next Newsletter, and posted on the web-site at the same time.

Our Membership Secretary will be MICHELLE PREECE. In charge of Social Media will be KAREN HOPKINS (assisted by NICOLA DYER, who is a Co-Opted Member of the DSA Committee). The Social Committee will be CATH DYER, JAN BURGESS and CATH WILLIAMS. The Website and Newsletters will continue to be produced by RICHARD HASELGROVE (who is doing this as a friend of the DSA). This leaves LESLEY WILLIAMS, who will be available to assist wherever required, in the positive way she has always done.

Social Event:

We are still in negotiation with the Club, trying to tie a date down, subject to player’s availability. As soon as this is confirmed, we will communicate.

Membership:

We can confirm that DSA membership fees for 2018-19 will remain at £5 for an adult, and £2 for an Under 16. These fees have not been increased since we started !

Ian James:

As a thank you for the magnificent work that Ian James did for the DSA in the early days, Ian has been made an Honorary Member of the DSA. We are sure you will agree that this is fully deserved.

2018 DSA Annual General Meeting

NOTIFICATION OF THE SCAFC DSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at 5.30pm in the Liberty Stadium

All paid up members of the DSA are welcome to attend with a personal assistant.

AGENDA

  1. Apologies for absence.
  2. Chair’s report
  3. Financial report.
  4. Election of Committee for 2018/2019

2018/19 DSA Committee.

All DSA Committee positions are up for renewal. You are invited to apply should you wish.

Before the Meeting.

All people interested in being part of the Committee should send in a short summary of themselves.

This should include your name, why you would like to be a part of the Committee, and what positive things you could bring.

These should be sent by e-mail, if possible, to secswandsa@gmail.com, or by post to Gill Rees, SCAFC DSA, Liberty Stadium, Landore, Swansea. SA1 2FA.

(We cannot be held responsible if any e-mail or post is not received by the DSA or by Swansea City AFC).

These pen portraits MUST be received by the DSA on or before Tuesday, 19th June, 2018

They will then be collated and sent out to all members no later than Tuesday, 26th June 2018

Please note —- all applications will need to be accepted by the Committee BEFORE going forward to an election, and the committee DO NOT need to give a reason for refusal.

At the meeting.

Voting forms will be handed out to all those paid up adult members who are present.

We will take the name of each member who is given a voting form, to ensure that each member only gets one vote.

The forms will be anonymous.

Only fully paid up adult members of the DSA are entitled to vote.

Each member must then select the 12 people they think would be most suitable for the Committee.

(If there are no more than 12 applications to be on the Committee, a vote will not be needed).

Should a vote be necessary – In the case where 13 or more people submit an application to be on the Committee.

Once everybody has submitted their form, we will count the votes for each person.

The 12 people with the most votes will be asked to form the DSA Committee for the 2018/19 season.

After the AGM.

At the next committee meeting in August, the 12 Committee members will decide who is going to hold which position.

Summary of dates :

Tuesday, 19th June, 2018 – Application to join the Committee must be received by the DSA.

Tuesday, 26th June, 2018– A summary of all the applicants will be sent to all DSA members.

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 – The AGM, where the 2018/2019 DSA Committee will be formed.

SCAFC DSA Unsung Hero award 2018

SCAFC DSA Unsung Hero Award 2018
 
Last season, the Swansea City AFC Disabled Supporters Association decided that it would be nice to recognise people who have gone the extra mile, in helping the football experience of our many disabled fans.
Together with Gareth Passey, Managing Director of Ark Fencing, who agreed to sponsor this award, the DSA Committee decided that the 2017 ‘Unsung hero’ award should be given to David Enstone, who runs the Liberty Stadium ticket office. 
This year, the DSA committee had a few nominations to consider, but the clear winner was someone who goes over and above, in his support of fans with all kinds of disabilities, whether they be seen or unseen, permanent or temporary. He leads a team of Stewards, who are to be found in each stand, donned in their dark green “high-viz” jackets. He is always there with a helping hand and a ready smile… nothing is too much trouble.  It is our great pleasure to announce that …..
 
Our Unsung Hero Award winner for  2018 is Head Disability Steward,  PHIL LANGFORD.
Here is Phil, with his award, being presented by DSA Committee Members LESLEY WILLIAMS and CATH WILLIAMS.

Premier League Matchday Disabled Fan Experience Survey 2017/18

Premier League Matchday Disabled Fan Experience Survey 2017/18

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We would like to hear about your experiences as a football fan. Your responses will help the Premier League understand the impact of the work that has been done so far, as well as giving an understanding of any areas that require continued improvement.  

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Christmas 2017 Social Event

The DSA held a very successful social event on Tuesday 5th December 2017.

We were joined by Tammy Abraham,  Emma Beynon of the Ladies team,  Lee Trundle – Club and DSA ambassador, with our MC for the evening – our DSA life president,  Kev Johns.   Over 120 of our DSA members attended, and enjoyed Christmas carols, crackers, a game of “heads and tails”, a Christmas buffet, Cyril the Swan – Swansea’s no 1 mascot, and a visit from Santa who handed out a gift for everyone who attended.

The club are very supportive of the DSA, and kindly paid for the refreshments, and donated merchandise.  Thank you all for your continued support.

We are grateful to official club sponsors LETOU, who also attended the evening.