Swans players surprise DSA members at Christmas Party
The Disabled Supporters’ Association (DSA) were treated to special guest appearances from Tammy Abraham, Swans Ladies star Emma Beynon and DSA ambassador Lee Trundle at their annual Christmas party, whilst Kevin Johns MBE compered the event.
The guests took part in games, a Q&A session and sang Christmas carols before meeting DSA members at a party held in the Liberty Stadium.
“Members of the DSA support the Swans week in, week out, so this is a chance for them to get together, have a bit of a social evening, celebrate Christmas, enjoy each other’s company and get the players in to have some photographs and autographs and celebrate the good times of the season,” explained Johns.
“It’s been my first chance to sing carols so it’s been a fun evening.
“But none of these three (Abraham, Beynon and Trundle) would sing, which is good because I’ve heard Trundle sing before!
“It’s been a great night. The DSA work really hard, and they deserve to have a good social night together.”
Launched in 2013, the DSA is continually growing.
With 75 members at present, the DSA aims to offer inclusivity to Swans supporters, whilst bringing families and friends together.
The DSA intends to improve facilities and policies that affect the disabled supporters, putting the views of the association to the club and other bodies.
With committee meetings held monthly, and social gatherings held three times per season, the DSA Christmas Party is an important time for members to get together to socialise.
Cath Dyer, secretary and trust representative for the DSA, said: “We try to make our Christmas Party a real social evening – carols, crackers, games and food.
“We act as the link between the disabled members and the club. Everyone is entitled to attend matches, and if they need any extra help, then we do our best to support them with that.
“The club are very supportive – they’ve paid for the refreshments tonight and they’ve organised for the players to be here.
“I think they can see how much it means to the disabled members to have the chance to meet players and have a good night out.”
It wasn’t just the DSA members who had a good time, with Abraham and Beynon enjoying the chance to meet fans and help them kick off their Christmas celebrations.
“It’s lovely for us to see the different things that go on in the community,” said Swans Ladies midfielder Beynon.
“It’s been a really great evening, I’ve really enjoyed it.”
Abraham added: “It’s great to be here. During the Christmas period, it’s even more special to see everyone get together and to see them smiling.”
The DSA is looking to build on its foundations and develop an even stronger relationship with Swansea City. All Swansea City disabled supporters are welcome to join, and this includes their family, friends and PAs.