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.

Newsletter No. 11

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Catch up with all the Swans DSA news with our  May 2017  Newsletter No.11 including:

  • Latest News & Information
  • Information regarding the upcoming AGM & how you can get involved.
  • A word on the DSA visit to the Fairwood training ground.
  • New DSA Shop Items
  • The DSA “Unsung Hero Award”
  • “Meet the DSA” Featuring– Andrew Williams, Disability Liaison Officer (DLO)
  • A Date for our next Social Event

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DSA Newsletter No. 11-May 2017
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Swansea City AFC DSA.

Newsletter No.10

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Catch up with all the Swans DSA news with our  March 2017  Newsletter No.10 including:

  • Latest News & Information
  • A word on our Swans U23s & catch up with our latest DSA social evening.
  • Meet Andrew Williams -Swans New Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) & Richard Jones- Swans Community Trust
  • “Meet the DSA” Featuring– Cath Dyer, DSA Secretary

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DSA Newsletter 10 Mar 2017
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Newsletter No.9

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Catch up with all the Swans DSA news with our  January 2017  Newsletter No.9 including:

  • Latest News & Information
  • A word on our Manager Paul Clement
  • “Meet the DSA” Featuring– Lesley Williams -Membership

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DSA Newsletter No.9- Jan 2017
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Newsletter No.8

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Catch up with all the Swans DSA news with our Novembenewsletter-2016r 2016 Newsletter including:

  • Latest News & Information

 

  • Feature on our latest Q&A/ Social Event- with our Special guest Panel

 

  • A word from DSA Ambassador Lee Trundle

 

  • “Meet the DSA” Featuring –Chairman, Ian James

 

 

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DSA Newsletter No.8- Nov-2016
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