This week Trust Board member Adam Lewis is our programme page editor and writes…..
Another Saturday at the Liberty, and hopefully another week closer to a return for us fans. As the lockdown has gone on, I have found myself pining more for my seat in the West Stand.
The strong performances make it even harder to sit and watch from home, but credit to Steve Cooper and the players for their efforts in what must sometimes feel like a training exercise (in atmosphere, if not intensity).
Like Swansea’s defence on Wednesday night, the Trust Board is really clicking at the moment with great levels of involvement both in the Trust’s activities and with the club. In the last few weeks we’ve had a number of productive discussions with Julian Winter and Swansea’s Head of Commercial, Rebecca Edwards-Symmons; we have also continued to progress with Trust initiatives at our monthly board meetings and sub-group forums.
As I’ve mentioned previously, a huge part of my work with the Trust has been on modernising how we communicate with fans and members, and the frequency with which we do that.
It’s been great to engage with so many of you through our social media channels – I’ve enjoyed reading your pre-match score predictions on Instagram, some of which have been spot on. It’s clear that the optimism runs pretty deep right now amongst the Jack Army. If you’d like to get involved, you can follow us @SwansTrust.
This increased engagement feels especially important when we aren’t able to meet with you all face to face at the Pod, a position I look forward to taking up with some of my fellow Board Members as soon as it’s safe to do so. Rest assured, I’ll still want those score predictions.
We recognise that social media isn’t for everyone however, and so you can always reach us by email if you have any questions – firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always open to hearing your thoughts on what more we can do, so keep those suggestions and comments coming in for us.
Looking backwards to look forwards…
2021 is a year of milestones for the Club and the Supporters’ Trust – 10 years ago we were promoted to the Premier League. 20 years ago, in July, the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust was officially formed. This is a significant milestone, and one we are looking to celebrate throughout the 2021/2022 season – preparations for this are well under way and you will hear more about this throughout the summer.
On the pitch, it was great to see us get back to winning ways against Coventry. It’s fair to say the boys are flying, especially at home, and long may that continue. Ben Cabango has been superb of late, and he is good for his four goals this season – that’s also testament to our great improvement in set pieces.
Bristol City are a team on the up, and another with a new manager. Let’s hope we can do what we did when we last played at home versus a new manager (Watford) – we’ll take a 2-0 win please boys.
Enjoy the game.