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Bringing a disabled fan to a match 13:39 - Jul 13 with 1200 viewsLegend83

Hi all, I sadly discovered recently that my father has advanced glioblastoma which clearly in itself is devastating but to add insult to injury the pressure on his brain has resulted in loss of feeling in his left side.

To cut a long story short, he is wheelchair bound and I am looking to take him to a home game at some point this year as a treat when I come to visit him in September / October.

He has been a Swans fan since he moved to Brynmill in 1979, and although he hasn't seen a game for a while I know he would enjoy it one last time.

So really my question is how best to approach this as it's all new to me - contact the club? Source some tickets first? What are the practicalities at the Liberty?

Any advice much appreciated.
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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:49 - Jul 13 with 1180 viewsfelixstowe_jack

Contact the club full details on link below.

http://www.swanseacity.com/fans/supporters-disabilities

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:50 - Jul 13 with 1173 viewsDwightYorkeSuperstar

I read today that Ian James works as the clubs disability officer on a voluntary basis? Is that still the case? It is terrible how the likes of Jenkins pick up £500,000 a year, yet we still make important jobs like that 'voluntary'.

We would be comfortably mid table with Joe Allen and Brendan Rodgers
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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:52 - Jul 13 with 1164 viewsfelixstowe_jack

According to the Club WEB site

Andrew Williams
Disability Liaison Officer
andrewwilliams@swanseacityfc.co.uk

I guess he is employed by the club.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:52 - Jul 13 with 1161 viewsLegend83

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:49 - Jul 13 by felixstowe_jack

Contact the club full details on link below.

http://www.swanseacity.com/fans/supporters-disabilities


Thanks that's really useful.
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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 14:54 - Jul 13 with 1066 viewsSwansea_Viking

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:50 - Jul 13 by DwightYorkeSuperstar

I read today that Ian James works as the clubs disability officer on a voluntary basis? Is that still the case? It is terrible how the likes of Jenkins pick up £500,000 a year, yet we still make important jobs like that 'voluntary'.


Hi, I was disability officer but stood down this year to concentrate on my business. New chap is Andrew Williams who is employed by the club.
Andrew Williams
Disability Liaison Officer
andrewwilliams@swanseacityfc.co.uk
I am still involved in disability issues and chair of the Disabled Supporters Association.
The club are also about to employ another disability access officer and we also have Lucy Norman as Equality Manager.
Things have certainly moved on since I started years ago.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 14:56 - Jul 13 with 1060 viewsSwansea_Viking

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:52 - Jul 13 by Legend83

Thanks that's really useful.


Let me know how it goes but the club should be able to help you.
Cheers,
Ian

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 14:58 - Jul 13 with 1053 viewsDarran

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:50 - Jul 13 by DwightYorkeSuperstar

I read today that Ian James works as the clubs disability officer on a voluntary basis? Is that still the case? It is terrible how the likes of Jenkins pick up £500,000 a year, yet we still make important jobs like that 'voluntary'.


Great point.

He's a top man is Ian too.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 16:31 - Jul 13 with 953 viewsKilkennyjack

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 14:54 - Jul 13 by Swansea_Viking

Hi, I was disability officer but stood down this year to concentrate on my business. New chap is Andrew Williams who is employed by the club.
Andrew Williams
Disability Liaison Officer
andrewwilliams@swanseacityfc.co.uk
I am still involved in disability issues and chair of the Disabled Supporters Association.
The club are also about to employ another disability access officer and we also have Lucy Norman as Equality Manager.
Things have certainly moved on since I started years ago.


You all do a great job.
Thank you.

Certainly something for our club to be very proud of now.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 18:21 - Jul 13 with 885 viewsGlyn1

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 13:50 - Jul 13 by DwightYorkeSuperstar

I read today that Ian James works as the clubs disability officer on a voluntary basis? Is that still the case? It is terrible how the likes of Jenkins pick up £500,000 a year, yet we still make important jobs like that 'voluntary'.


Fake News!

Congrats to the club on doing something right, this time at least.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 18:30 - Jul 13 with 872 viewsDwightYorkeSuperstar

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 18:21 - Jul 13 by Glyn1

Fake News!

Congrats to the club on doing something right, this time at least.


Fake news? It was a quote from the person himself, stating that the club offered him the position on a voluntary basis. Whether or not that later changed to a paid role I do not know, I certainly hope it did.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 19:03 - Jul 13 with 833 viewsSwansea_Viking

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 18:30 - Jul 13 by DwightYorkeSuperstar

Fake news? It was a quote from the person himself, stating that the club offered him the position on a voluntary basis. Whether or not that later changed to a paid role I do not know, I certainly hope it did.


It was voluntary and I was offered a paid role but decided to step down to concentrate on my business. The chap that took over from me is paid.
As I said earlier, things have moved on somewhat.
Was happy to do the role voluntarily but my business was demanding more and more of my time.
The new Chap Andrew Williams is doing good job and comes to the DSA meetings.
The main thing is that disabled fans are being looked after and we at the DSA work closely with the club and stadium.
Although recognised and supported by the club we are independent and will keep an oversight or bring issues to attention of the club where needed.
As a Trust Board member as well I get involved that way as well.
Love the role! Greatest reward is seeing happy people having a great match day experience regardless of disability.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 19:03 - Jul 13 with 829 viewsSwansea_Viking

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 14:58 - Jul 13 by Darran

Great point.

He's a top man is Ian too.


Thanks Darran!
[Post edited 13 Jul 2017 19:04]

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 19:11 - Jul 13 with 814 viewsSwansea_Viking

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 16:31 - Jul 13 by Kilkennyjack

You all do a great job.
Thank you.

Certainly something for our club to be very proud of now.


Thanks, appreciated.
Everyone at the club is proud of what has been achieved but still looking to make improvements wherever and whenever they can. The DSA will also keep them on their toes where needed.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 19:17 - Jul 13 with 805 viewsDwightYorkeSuperstar

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 19:11 - Jul 13 by Swansea_Viking

Thanks, appreciated.
Everyone at the club is proud of what has been achieved but still looking to make improvements wherever and whenever they can. The DSA will also keep them on their toes where needed.


A sensory room for autistic children and adults would be excellent. One of the boxes could be renovated to accommodate one.

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Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 19:33 - Jul 13 with 774 viewsSwansea_Viking

Bringing a disabled fan to a match on 19:17 - Jul 13 by DwightYorkeSuperstar

A sensory room for autistic children and adults would be excellent. One of the boxes could be renovated to accommodate one.


It is an excellent idea to have a sensory room. There are many things that are being discussed and prioritised and hopefully if we get control of stadium and expansion happens then things can move a lot easier and quicker. Hopefully!

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