The Swansea City Supporters’ Trust Lifetime Achievement Award has been awarded at the annual club awards dinner since 2007 and has recognised many of the people that have done so much for our club, and our fans. While we have occasionally chosen to recognise club employees, such as club legend Alan Curtis in 2016, usually we have focused on recognising those people that have given up their time and energy for no financial award, all for their love of the Swans.
This year’s award is no exception, and the Trust is delighted to announce that our recipient for the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award is Phil Sumbler. As many of you will be aware, Phil has served as Trust Chairman across a 15 year period, which has coincided with our club embarking on a quite remarkable journey which has seen us move to the Liberty Stadium, rise through the leagues, win the League Cup and beat some of the best clubs in the UK and Europe.
This period has brought some considerable challenges to our Club, and the Trust. During this time, Phil has always been at the forefront in strongly advocating for the interests of the fans to be represented in everything the club does.
While it is a shame that all this season’s award winners have to be recognised virtually, it is particularly appropriate that we get the opportunity to recognise Phil at this time as he steps down from the Trust Board but takes his place amongst previous award winners on the Honours Board in the Riverside Lounge!