Ceri Stone says it has never been a better time to join the party…
Recently we have focused on some negative aspects of the beautiful game in our programme notes. The ugly head of racism has appeared too readily on social media, but in turn we are proud to support the club in being the leading light in combatting this disease.
The actions of the club have been decisive and the Supporters’ Trust wholeheartedly stand alongside the squad and champion the club’s pioneering stance. Now it is time to celebrate all that is great within the Swansea City family and possibly start to dream a little.
My dreams consist of reaching the Premier League and cheering from the East Stand as this happens. I also wouldn’t mind saying a big thank you to Charlie Austin for a favour he did for me a few years back.
Speaking of dreams. Have you ever wandered what it would be like to have your opinion matter in a top flight football club? It may seem fanciful but because of your Supporters’ Trust it could be a reality.
As a Trust we have a stake in the ownership of our club. This means that a healthy membership is crucial to our existence and it means that by becoming involved your opinion matters.
This summer marks that tremendous milestone as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and we have some exciting events lined up to commemorate this achievement. To be involved you need to be a member and this is really easy: Simply visit www.swanstrust.co.uk and click on the JOIN NOW link. Membership is still only £10 for adults and £2 for juniors.
By joining you help select the Trust board of directors for the coming year (elections take place every summer and are coming soon). You could even put yourself forward to represent our fanbase and who knows, if we maintain current form, you may get to say you represent a stakeholder in a Premier League club.
We have cause for cautious optimism because the squad have turned a difficult corner and, at the time of writing, put in two tremendous performances with successive away victories. Combine this with superb work from the leadership teams who are spearheading the fight against racism and at the same time have guaranteed season ticket sales for 2021/22 at more than 12,000, we have much to look forward to.
We are an inclusive family and we welcome people from all communities to our club. The same can be said with the Supporters’ Trust and we would love to see more female and junior members come on board and lend your voice to our season’s celebrations.
We also welcome the Hoops of QPR, including Charlie Austin, to the Liberty today. The well wishes will have to wait until after the game, where we hope to take a step closer to fulfilling our wildest of dreams. Dreams you could be a big part of.
Time to join the party at www.swanstrust.co.uk