Club update | Andy Coleman
With the new season starting on Saturday, I wanted to take this opportunity to communicate with you all before the 2023-24 campaign gets under way.
My family and I are all here full time now and we couldn’t be happier, with my wife Anne and children Molly, James, Samantha and Winnie all very excited about being in this wonderful city.
As for myself, I am thrilled to be in Swansea and to get to work.
Everyone I have met at this club so far has been fantastic, and I have enjoyed getting to know the staff here and seeing all the hard work that has gone in over the summer, and particularly ahead of Saturday.
I can’t wait to meet with supporters to begin face-to-face interaction this weekend.
We have plans in place for some fun fan engagement events that we hope to have news on very soon but in the meantime, please be sure to come say hello to all of us at the fan zone on Saturday.
On the football side, it has been a great week as we welcomed three new additions to Michael’s squad in Harrison (Ashby), Carl (Rushworth) and Mykola (Kuharevich), while Saturday marks Michael’s (Duff) first competitive game in charge which we are all excited about.
The football department, led by Paul (Watson), have been working efficiently throughout this transfer window.
We have brought in six players so far, with four weeks remaining until the window closes, and we are certainly looking to do further business ahead of September 1.
As supporters will be aware, Saturday’s game is dedicated to Morgan Ridler and Morgan’s Army.
Morgan sadly lost his brave fight against cancer in June, with his story touching the hearts of everyone at the club and in this community.
We are encouraging those coming to the game to visit Morgan’s Fan Park, which will be open at the south end of the stadium pre-match and post-match with lots of entertainment on offer.
The club will be donating £1 to Morgan’s Army for every supporter that comes into the fan zone, and there will be a minute’s applause before kick-off as we remember the life of a special little boy whose courage and dignity resonated deeply with so many of us.
This week has also seen us launch our third kit for the season, with a very special campaign attached to it.
The pink design, which includes coloured spots that represent different types of common cancer, is part of our season-long aim of ‘Tackling Cancer Together’.
This isn’t just a standard kit launch, and we hope this message resonates with our supporters, the local community and football fans up and down the country, because cancer does not discriminate and it affects us all.
We are also so proud to be partnering with Maggie’s as our charity partner of the season. They provide outstanding care and support to those affected by cancer within Swansea, across the UK and further afield.
We will be fundraising throughout the campaign to help them continue their amazing work, with a percentage of each sale of our third kit being donated to Maggie’s.
This Saturday marks the start of a new season and the beginning of our journey together.
I am really optimistic about the positive strides we have already taken and cannot wait to see how much more we can do.