Name: Cath Dyer
Occupation: Parent / full time carer of 2 disabled daughters. (Previous – bank clerk, piano teacher, teaching assistant in Welsh school)
Current Role: Elected Board Member to 31 July 2021. Welsh and English media officer, Trust rep on Swans DSA committee, Associate Director on the Trust and member of the Awards Night committee
Why did you join the Trust Board: I joined the Trust in September 2011, following our move back from Mid Wales to Swansea, having been a Swans fan since 1981. I wanted to be involved, and help promote, contribute to, and be part of an organisation which has been so important to me and my family.
What attributes/skills are you able to bring to the Board?
I am a fluent Welsh speaker, and am confident in speaking with the media through English and Welsh. I also have a broad knowledge of all disabilities and keen to promote inclusion and equality, and understand how important it is that all supporters have the chance to fully enjoy their best match day experience. I am a very organised and friendly person, and always willing to help people wherever I can, and do my best at all times. I have been involved in the upcoming pop-up sensory room, and also the quiet hour at the club shop.
How do you feel the Trust can further develop its representation of members and the wider fan base?
Raising the Trust profile is very important, and developing and maintaining positive working relationships within the club. Communicating and interacting with our members, young and old alike through community activities plus DSA events where disabled people come and meet with the players and fans alike in a smaller environment is so important as equality and inclusion are paramount in football.