News/Events

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)

DSA Social Event News

This is just a reminder, that the next DSA Social Event is on Tuesday 19 March 2019, starting at 6 o’clock at the Liberty Stadium.

We have not received notification of who the players attending will be yet, but as soon as we know, we will let you know.

One exciting bit of news, is that the Social Event is kindly being sponsored by BUDGET CARPETS.

We are sure you are aware of this local Company.

Budget Carpet & Flooring

Unit 3, The Vantage, Mannesman Close, Llansamlet, Swansea, SA7 9AH

Telephone: 01792 793800

Their support of this event is much appreciated, and we hope this may be the start of a long and beneficial relationship, for both the Swansea City AFC Disabled Supporters Association and Budget Carpets.

See you on the 19th !

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.