David Enstone Scoops inaugural DSA “Unsung Hero of the Year Award”

This Tuesday evening marked yet another milestone for us as a DSA. We as a committee we were able to present our inaugural “Unsung Hero of the Year Award- for exceptional support to disabled fans”.

Throughout the season premier league  players receive a number an awards & accolades for performances on the pitch. However, as we all know at every football there’s an army of unsung heroes that make match days special for Disabled Fans. -This is particularly true in Swansea, a family Club.

This is why as a committee we decided to honour  an unsung hero each season, with our Unsung Hero of the Year Award kindly sponsored by Ark Fencing .

Swansea AFC DSA is delighted to announce this years’ recipient as none other than Ticket Office Manager

David Enstone.
“Unsung Hero of the Year Award- for exceptional support to disabled fans”.

David pioneered the Award Winning online ticketing system that made the unprecedented move to allow disabled fans to purchase match day tickets online.

This is an issue that impacts on disabled people for match days in football, but is part of a wider ticketing problem in any form of live entertainment for disabled people.

As a DSA we recognise and have each experienced having to use jammed “dedicated disability phone lines” only to be stuck in a huge queue, that may only lead to disappointment.  The online ticketing system has provided a number of disabled fans to follow the Swans both Home & Away.- Which is greatly appreciated.

David has also shown his great support and dedication to improving experiences of disabled fans by regularly attending DSA meeting to discuss improvements and issues.

David understands that inclusion is a feeling, not a process! His approach (establishing an effective ticketing system), and attitude towards disabled fans, reflects this.

David and his team  have always been there for us and are happy to give up their time for us.
They have allowed us to use their database for disability promotions and are just generally all round good eggs.
This is due largely to the leadership of David who is an inspirational and innovative leader
The club is lucky to have such a man at the helm and this award is richly deserved.
Congratulations David.

DSA Chair, Ian James

 

Many thanks to Kev Johns,  DSA Ambassador Lee Trundle, COO Chris Pearlman, Leigh Dineen and Lucy Norman for attending & their continued support of the DSA & Disabled Fans.

Finally a big thank you to Denise, Helen and all the ticket office staff, who are a credit to the football club.

We also announced our Premier League Lapel Pin Badges Prize to a DSA member who bid  £301.00, which is a fantastic donation to the DSA.

We hope you continue to support us as a organisation next season…. Keep your eyes on our Website, Newsletter & Social Media, for more information on Upcoming Events.

Jack Army!

Swansea City AFC DSA.

DSA Social Event -Tuesday 09th of May 2017 Announcement

  1. Regretfully,  We must inform  our members that the DSA Social Event planned for Tuesday 09 May has had to be cancelled.
This is for several reasons, not least out of respect to the first team squad, and our wish not to involve the first team players in any distraction for the rest of this season.
We know you maybe disappointed, but we hope you understand.

Premier League Pin Badge Auction

Bid for the chance to win this fantastic prize

As far as the auction for the lapel pin badges is concerned, this will continue, but by e-mail only (secswandsa@gmail.com).
We can confirm that we have received several bids.
The auction will remain open until 15.00 on Tuesday 09 May, at which time, whichever is the highest bid received, will win.
The winner will be notified personally, and their identity will only be made public, with their permission.
We’re sure you’ll all join us in wishing  everybody connected with the Club Good luck for the rest of the season, –SCAFC DSA Committee.