Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s regular page in the match day programme. We welcome our opponents today, Sheffield Wednesday, to the Liberty Stadium. It was heartening to see the Swans get back to winning ways at Brentford on Saturday after the three disappointing defeats against Norwich, West Brom and Derby. It’s a long, hard season in the Championship and the addition of “old hands” Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge to the playing squad at Brentford seemed to yield immediate dividends. Let’s hope we continue our winning ways against Sheffield Wednesday today. The busy Christmas fixture period is just around the corner and it’s important that we put ourselves in the strongest possible position ahead of the January transfer window, during which we hope to see the squad strengthened.
The Swans’ Disabled Supporters’ Association held its Christmas social event at the Liberty Stadium on Wednesday 5 December. It was a great evening full of fun, games refreshments and gifts. Santa Claus put in an appearance and the evening was expertly hosted by Kevin Johns. We are very grateful to the Swans’ manager, Graham Potter, for attending along with club legend Alan Curtis, Dan James and Jay Fulton. A huge thank you and well done to Trust Board member Cath Dyer and everyone involved in organising the evening.
More pictures and details of the event can be seen here: https://www.swanseacity.com/news/swans-stars-turn-out-dsa-event-0
On a related note, there have been issues reported recently with supporters leaning against wheelchairs and crowding in areas of the Liberty Stadium. The club is looking at installing signs to help alleviate the problem but please help your fellow supporters by keeping this area clear
The Trust’s schools’ initiative continues. Llangatwg comprehensive school in Neath completed the challenge with around 120 year 10 pupils. Trust Board member Sian Davies visited the school as the pupils prepared their work for the challenge and spent two days taking part in the assessment of the pupils’ presentations. Again the pupils came up with some very innovative ideas and gave excellent presentations, speaking knowledgeably and enthusiastically about their product. During a recent parents’ evening at the school, parents commented on how much pupils had enjoyed the challenge.
At the start of December, the Trust had around 1300 members. While this is higher than the number of members for last year, we are always keen to increase membership. As always, we like to finish by reminding you that you can visit the Trust’s website at www.swanstrust.co.uk for more information on the aims and objectives of the Trust, the work we do and how to join the Trust (online, by mail, or at the Trust pod). We are also on Facebook and Twitter. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, or approach a Trust board member on match days or by email.