ECDSA was formed on 18th April, 2007 and was officially launched on Monday 27th August, 2007 at the Exeter City vs Weymouth Town match.
We were extremely pleased to announce at our launch that Exeter City player Bertie Cozic had became our President and we were able to present him with our first ever membership card for becoming our president.
The aims and objectives of ECDSA is the promotion of activities and schemes for the benefit of Exeter City AFC Ltd and its disabled supporters.
The association will also promote the inclusiveness of disabled supporters as well as those with impairments and those of the disabled supporters’ personal assistant. The association shall also carry out such activities as the committee hereinafter mentioned shall from time to time determine.
The association recognises that all disabled supporters should have an equal opportunity to participate in an enjoyable match day experience and that people with disabilities, impairments or disabled supporters’ personal assistant must have their interests recognised and promoted by Exeter City AFC Ltd with equal status to that of all other fans of the club.
It’s not all serious though because we want to get together socially and enjoy ourselves in just the same way as you’d expect from other supporter groups.
The first every committee was as follows: Nick Saunders (Chairman); Colin Atkins (Vice-Chairman); Alastair Young (Secretary); Margaret Atkins (Treasurer); Chris Fiddes; Mark Fisher; Paul Gray; Jeanne Jones; Ian Jubb; Les Knight and Dacre Holloway (ECFC Stadium Manager).
Our disabled supporters association was the only one of its kind in the Blue Square Premier back in 2007.
Exeter City has many Supporter Groups that raise money for the football club and ‘rightly so’. However, we’re the only group raising funds to improve facilities for those with disabilities visiting Exeter City Football Club.