Swans stars turn out for DSA event
Swansea City Disabled Supporters’ Association (DSA) were treated to special guest appearances from Graham Potter, Alan Curtis, Daniel James and Jay Fulton at their annual Christmas party.
Potter, Curtis, James and Fulton met and mingled with the DSA members before singing Christmas carols at their social, which was compered by Kevin Johns and held at the Liberty Stadium.
Cath Dyer, secretary and trust representative for the DSA, said: “We enjoyed food, Christmas carols and a raffle, while Santa came out to give presents to the children.
“You can see the happiness in everyone’s faces – they really enjoyed themselves.
“The DSA is like one big family rather than an organisation. You can really feel the Christmas spirit in the atmosphere, as everyone’s come with their Christmas jumpers and tinsel.
“We try to make the events as inclusive as possible – for young children and the older generation.
“It’s a lovely way to round off the year.”
The DSA, which launched in 2013, is continually growing, with 85 members at present.
The DSA look to improve facilities and polices that affect disabled supporters by working with 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.
“Swansea City has a great reputation for supporting disabled fans,” explained Johns, the life president of the DSA.
“It means a lot to the fans that the manager has come along. Plus, Alan Curtis is a legend of the club, everybody loves him!”
Swans winger James said: “I really enjoyed it. We signed a few autographs, had pictures and were asked some great questions by the members. Kev even had us singing some Christmas carols!
“I think a lot of these people have supported Swansea for a long time and I think it’s massive for disabled people to be able to watch the games.
“I know a lot of them go to away games which is obviously a big effort but it’s great to see that they’re able to enjoy it as much as everyone else does.”
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.