Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s regular page in the match day programme. As usual we’d like to give a warm welcome to our opponents, Millwall, and their fans to the Liberty Stadium for this league clash. We hope they enjoy their visit to South Wales although obviously we hope they leave empty-handed!
Since our last article, the Swans have suffered contrasting fortunes. It was encouraging to see the team fight to the end to secure a draw against Birmingham, although we’re not entirely sure how we didn’t secure the three points. It was disappointing to see our good run of results end against an in-form Bristol City side however we’re confident that, given the team-spirit that Graham Potter has fostered in our club, this was just a temporary blip.
We are sure everyone is aware of the recent events at the Liberty Stadium regarding the departure of Huw Jenkins as Chairman. Jenkins, along with the Supporters Trust and other shareholders, was involved in securing the future of the club in 2001. As Chairman, he also played a major part in the Swans’ rise to the Premier League. The Trust thanks him for his efforts in those achievements. Unfortunately, due to the recent downturn in fortunes for our football club and decisions taken under his stewardship, the Trust does view that change was desirable and necessary. What is important now is that every effort is made to ensure the correct people and structure is put in place to ensure the club moves forward.
Moving on to Trust matters, we are delighted that the recent Welsh Baccalaureate work between the Supporters Trust and Dwr-y-Felin Comprehensive School in Neath has been recognised and adopted as a Case Study by Qualifications Wales, the organisation that regulates non-degree qualifications and qualifications system in Wales. The article can be found on the Qualifications Wales website at https://www.qualificationswales.org/english/qualifications/welsh-baccalaureate/case-studies.
If any other schools are interested in participating in the Supporters’ Trust Enterprise and Employability Challenge, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We would be delighted to help.
We are also pleased to note there has been a significant increase in the number of fans who have joined the Supporters Trust in recent weeks. We thank everyone who has joined the Trust this season and we look forward to communicating with you more in the coming weeks. 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 (online, by mail, or at the Trust pod outside the West Stand). We are also on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram.
As always, we’d like to remind you that you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or approach a Trust board member on match days or by email.