Adam Lewis writes…
As we face one of the natural ebbs that occurs in a Championship season, we welcome back a few familiar faces to the Swansea.com stadium. It would be remiss not to mention Steve Cooper, who took us to the edge of the Premier League in two consecutive seasons. Steve joined us at a difficult time and should certainly be proud of his work, especially in giving young players a chance. Alan Tate also returns today, albeit in the away dugout; I’m sure he will still receive a warm welcome for his tremendous service to the club.
This week saw the departure of Head of Recruitment Andy Scott; Andy was instrumental in re-shaping the squad and provided much needed stability after the departure of Graham Potter and his staff. The players that Andy brought in are embedded throughout the first team and the Supporters’ Trust would like to place on record our thanks to Andy for his great work. We wish him all the best for the future.
Onto Supporters’ Trust matters, we were pleased to meet with Julian Winter and Beccy Edwards-Symmons on Tuesday at our monthly Board Meeting – it was a productive and lengthy discussion, covering a broad array of topics related to the club and the supporters. Julian and Beccy are always generous with their time and candid in their responses, which is critical and much appreciated as we look to understand the latest from within the club. This is in addition to the regular meetings that Terry Sinnett, our Supporter Director, has with Julian and the senior management team. At the outset of the season we committed to creating more transparency of our work with the club, and so we were pleased to publish extracts of Terry’s meeting last week on our website.
We recognise that not all supporter’s groups have this level of access to the Boardroom and club Directors, and it’s an obligation that we take seriously. We want to ensure that your voice is being heard and so if you do have questions, email us (email@example.com) or contact us via our Social Media (@swanstrust) and we will ask them.
In previous notes I have referred to our website redevelopment work – I’ve been leading the project and am happy to announce that we expect it to go live in early 2022. It has been a fantastic project to be involved in; our new website celebrates all that the Trust has done and sets us up for all that’s yet to come. I hope that you’ll have a more streamlined, enjoyable experience when visiting and engage with us more than ever before.
As this is our last home game before Christmas, I’d like to wish you all a very merry Christmas from all of us at the Supporters’ Trust. We hope you are can spend time with your loved ones and experience all the joy that this festive period brings. A Swans win today would be a nice early Christmas gift for us all.
Stay safe and enjoy the game!