Name: Carys Ingram
Occupation: Contact Advisor
Current role: Elected Trust Board Member to 31 July 2022
Twitter: @Carys_Ingram or @ProudSwans
Instagram: @carysingram or @proudswans
Why did you join the Trust Board: I joined the Trust board because of the work they do. I think they play a pivotal role in creating that link between the fans and the owners/players/staff etc of Swansea City Football Club; the trust is what makes Swansea City a family run club. I think by joining it’s going to give me opportunity to not only meet new people, learn new life skills etc but it’ll give me great insight into how Swansea City as a club works and what a massive impact, we as the fans make to it’s running. I am looking forward to bringing a new energy and different perspective to the board, perhaps bringing different ideas/new ways to improve as a Trust.
What attributes/skills are you able to bring to the Board: I am a very personable character; I love to chat and interact with as many people as possible. I think you can learn a lot from every person you come across and can take a lot from other people’s experiences, which I think is extremely important when it comes to a role with the Trust board. I am also quite young when it comes to experiencing massive changes within the club and it’s fanbase, so I think I can offer an alternative perspective to the club, it’s journey and where I see the board being able to help next.
How do you feel the Trust can further develop its representation of members and the wider fan base: I think the trust does a fantastic job of trying to make The Liberty and Swansea City Football Club as accessible for all. I would love to be able to focus on the board’s work with their minority groups, these being the supporter/volunteer run groups that work hard to make sure Swansea City is an inclusive, accessible club for all minority groups/people as well as the younger generation who will continue to proudly support the Swans for years to come.
Any other comments: I’m extremely excited to get started and can’t wait to really make a difference at my club! Come on the Swans!
Trust Board Elections Nomination Statement July 2021: My name is Carys Ingram and I’m Co Chair for both Swansea City’s official LGBTQ+ group “Proud Swans”, as well as “The Rainbow Wall”, Wales’ national football team’s unofficial LGBTQ+ supporter’s group. You may think this is reasoning for me not to be taken on with yourselves because of lack of time, however I make time and manage my time well, especially when I am passionate about a subject.
That leads us to Swansea City! I’m a massive Swansea City fan, having been a supporter my whole life and a season ticket holder from the age of 10. I only want to see Swansea City succeed on and off the pitch and would love to give my insight as a member of the younger generation of where Swansea could go in the future and how it could incite it’s younger more diverse members of the #JackArmy to games.
I have experience dealing with people from all different backgrounds, whether that be CEO’s, owners of pubs/clubs, charity workers, members of the LGBTQ+ community, BAME communities, disabled community, as well as those from abroad who speak little English. All this due to my experience working in a local pharmacy, as well as being a singer for 8 years.
The trust has done a fantastic job to bring the view of supporters forward to the club, I would be honoured to be a part of
Last edited July 2021