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ECDSA reach milestone

Disabled Supporters Association reach Milestone

As the Disabled Supporters Association (ECDSA) exceed 100 members chairman Nick Saunders says “this is a huge achievement for our association and a significant milestone which we’ve hoped for since our formation back in 2007”.

Committee member Martin Robertson has led a membership recruitment drive this season to further enhance the awareness of the Disabled Supporters Association through its supporters, club and players. Martin said “everyone here is passionate about providing a really good match day experience for all supporters with disabilities and by increasing membership and undertaking fund raising initiatives such as the Christmas draw, we hope to be able to provide funds to make St James’ Park wholly accessible to home and away fans and have accessible facilities that we can all be very proud of”.

ECDSA has already contributed significant funds this season to help with the end of seat hand rails in the IP Office Stand and providing accessible equipment for the new ‘changing places room’ in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand (more news on this shortly). Nick said “there’s still lots to do like improved access to the club shop and other areas at the club but all is looking great with the new build which we’ve had our input on. All this has only been possible with a great Club and DSA working relationship and understanding on both sides”.

Membership is now heading towards 150 members but before that Martin took time out to present Christine Jenkinson with a bottle of wine in recognition on becoming the association’s 100th member for the first time in a season.

If you would like to become a member, membership is available for just £5.00 per season. Anyone can join us as you don’t have to have a disability and all members are included on the ECFC Priority Group database for tickets etc. Go to: Join us

Christmas Draw – Our draws are our main fundraiser and all funds raised helps us to help Exeter City FC to improve facilities for those with disabilities, which makes for a better match day experience.

Tickets can be purchased from the club shop and on match days around the ground from volunteer sellers and our committee members or to make things easier for those who would like to buy tickets please send money for draw tickets to us, please visit our website for contact details http://ecfcdsa.co.uk/contact-us and we’ll fill out tickets to the amount sent to us with your details (please include Name/email/contact number when sending money) and once done we’ll email you your ticket numbers for your records or contacting us at: ecfcdsa@gmail.com or by phoning Nick on 07913 256697 prior to draw night on 12 December 2018 being held here at Exeter City FC.

Thank you all for your support.

 

Christmas Draw 2018

CHRISTMAS DRAW 2018

 

It’s Christmas draw time again after a break last season and as you can see we’ve some fantastic prizes to be won and we thank all the companies who have donated a prize for their kindness and support of ECDSA.

Our Christmas draw’s are our main fundraiser and all funds raised helps us to help Exeter City FC to improve facilities for those with disabilities which makes for a better match day experience.

If anyone can help us in selling tickets please let us know as we’ve only 2000 tickets to sell before draw night on Wednesday 12th December.

If members want to buy tickets on match days please look out for our sellers around Red Square and in the Centre Spot and the chairman will be in the new stand in the front row, block D, just stop them and they will gladly sell you some tickets.

If not, to make things easier for those who would like to buy tickets please send money for draw tickets to us, address to send tickets can be found at http://ecfcdsa.co.uk/contact-us and we’ll fill out tickets to the amount sent to us with your details (please include Name/email/contact number when sending money)  and once done we’ll email you your ticket numbers for your records.

Good Luck

ECFC Video on Disability and Football.

Exeter City Football Club have officially announced the online launch of a new short film, produced as part of the ECFC Museum project.

The film, Disability and Football, uses interviews and archival material to take a closer look at how the Club works with people of all abilities, both on and off the pitch.

We at the Exeter City Disabled Supporters Association fully supports the video as do the Exeter City Community Trust, and features many of those people who work with Exeter City to make a difference, including Will Allan (ECFC community Trust DIO), Nick Saunders (ECDSA/ECFC DLO), Jeanne Jones (ECDSA committee member), Greg Hill (ECDSA member/ECFC programme seller) and Paul Farley (ECFC Director and Senior safeguarding manager & equality and inclusion lead).

Will Barrett, who coordinates the museum project, and was part of the film production team said: “It’s always great to see how much goes on at City behind the scenes and in the community.

“This film was a chance for us to get to know some of the wonderful people involved in making a difference at the club, and to explore something that is really positive about the club’s culture and heritage that people may not know much about.”

The ECFC Museum is the latest initiative led by the ECFC History Group and Grecian Archive team, and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the University of Exeter.

To learn more about the project, or discover how you might be able to get involved, please click here.