Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s regular page in the match day programme. As usual, we would firstly like to extend a warm welcome to today’s opponents, Rotherham United Football Club, and their fans to the Liberty Stadium for today’s league game.
When the thoughts of Swans fans turn to Rotherham, they will inevitably go back to our Division 3 title win in 2000. It is safe to say that both clubs have progressed considerably since those days, with both clubs playing at new stadia and operating at a much higher level. Unfortunately, that game also saw the untimely passing of Terry Coles. No fan should ever have to worry about their safety at a football match and we are sure that all Swans fans would like to pass on their thoughts and well-wishes to his family.
We’re sure that today’s game could not come quickly enough for everyone as we seek to forget about our visit to QPR last weekend. Coming on the back of a run of three excellent performances and big wins, it was quite a shock to be on the receiving end of such a heavy defeat. Whilst football pitches are pretty much the same up and down the country, lately we have suffered very different fortunes depending on whether we’re playing home or away. Fortunately, today’s game is at the Liberty, so we are confident we will see the continuation of our excellent home form as we look to finish the season as high up the table as possible.
We hope everyone has seen the Trust’s April Update, which was sent via email to our members and also posted on our members Facebook page. This month’s update outlines the areas in which the Trust has been working on, such as the schools initiative which is being rolled out to more schools across South and West Wales as part of the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification and also our involvement with the Disabled Supporters Association (DSA), which is doing excellent work ensuring that our club is accessible for all, such as the recent visit of 23 fans to Fairwood as part of the Level Playing Fields’ week of action. As a Trust we are always looking for new ideas to improve the engagement of the fans with the Trust and the Club, so if you have any ideas then please contact us on the details below.
As previously announced, the Trust is looking for a new Board Secretary to replace current incumbent Nigel Hamer, who is leaving the role he has held with distinction since the Trust’s inception. If you are interested in helping the Trust by taking on this critical role, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
As always, we’d 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, Twitter and Instagram. You can contact us at email@example.com with any questions or approach a Trust board member on match days or by email.