Latest news from ECDSA – March 2020.

ECDSA Latest News - March 2020

Items bought for the football club:

The DSA has in the last month bought items to replace or add to the already good accessible facilities at Exeter City FC. Just over £550 has been spent and all made possible through our Bucket Collections; Christmas Draws; Membership and kind donations.  

1 – Assistant Wheelchair: This is a replacement due to the old chair being damage.

2 – 16 Personal Assistant Chairs for Big Bank Areas 2 & 3: These are replacing old and missing chairs.

3 – Wall Mounted Baby Changing Table: This is an addition to the Changing Places Room in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand. This is to ensure the baby’s safety as the adult changing table in this room was being used and there was the worry a baby could fall off the adult table.

4 – Counter Induction Loop: This is in addition to the portable induction loop the association bought and this will help massively with those with hearing loss.  

Carer Coffee Mornings:

Our DSA has recently been awarded a nice financial amount from the Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police – Proceeds of Crime Fund. This money is so the DSA can setup Carer Coffee Mornings up at Exeter City FC.

The idea is that these Coffee Mornings are held once/every other month for Parent Carers and Carers in general who attend matches here at the park. However, if you know a Carer who would benefit by attending a coffee morning, they’re welcome to attend. Coffee mornings are a great way to socialise with fellow Carers and hopefully make you feel part of the football club. What better way to make friends and meeting others who maybe in the same boat ‘so to speak’ and by talking about your issues or problems.

There’ll be guest speakers from departments of the football club plus from groups in the community on accessibility and disability. Those attending will have the greatest say on the direction of the Coffee Mornings.

The date for the first Carers Coffee Morning will be announced shortly.

Bucket Collection:

The football club kindly gave our DSA another opportunity to have a bucket collection this season which took place on Tuesday 3rd March vs. Crewe. We raised a total of £306.23 which is a fantastic amount and will help us greatly on future projects. We thank all collectors for their time and to the supporters for their very kind generosity, as they always do when we have a collection up at the park.

Most Improved Player of the Year 2019/20 Award:

It’s getting to that time of year for our members to nominate their ‘Most Improved Player of the Year’ 2019/20 award.

Past winners of our award: George Friend; Dean Moxey; Liam Sercombe; James Dunne; Scot Bennett; Athur Kyrsiak; Tom Nichols; Jordan Moore-Tayler; Ollie Watkins; Christy Pym; Pierce Sweeney.

Last year our members voted for Matt Jay who rightly received his award from our award sponsor and former committee member Steve Gazzard and his guest at the Exeter City End of Season Gala Ball.

Nominations from our members will be open from Monday 16th March and closes on Monday 30th March.

*HOW TO Nominate* To nominate for the first team player whom you think has improved the most this season, simply send an email of the name of the player you would like to see win the award to:

Only one vote per member please.

The winner will be presented with their award at the clubs End of Season Gala Ball which takes place on Saturday 18th April.

Thank you all for your fantastic support of ECDSA this season and remember if you think we could help improve your match day experience up at St James’ Park or others with disabilities (either home or away fans) then please get in touch.

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