Plenty to Cheer About
Ceri Stone writes…
We host the ‘Royals’ today and welcome arguably the nicest group of fans in the league. I have great memories of sharing a pint with them in London, both before and after the play-off final in 2011.
It helped my mood that we triumphed and reached the promised land of the Premier League on that day, but it is also hard to believe that a decade has passed and here we are doing battle again in The Championship. It is also difficult to get my head around the fact that your Supporters’ Trust is in its 20th year. That is an anniversary worth commemorating.
With Christmas approaching we have decided to celebrate the season with a bumper prize draw for our members. Entry is really simple: you just need to have joined the Supporters’ Trust by 7 December.
The prizes on offer are worth far more than the cost of membership and they include a signed first team shirt; one home, away and third shirt for both adults and juniors; scarves; signed books; a stadium tour and two signed table tennis bats by Paralympic silver medallist and Trust Ambassador Paul Karabardak.
We are excited by what’s up for grabs and entry to this draw makes spending the two minutes it takes to join the Trust worth it alone. Plus, you get to become a member of one of the few Supporters’ Trusts that owns a part of its football club. We are in regular contact with the club and are proud to have been included in some key plans recently, such as the ‘Rivals on the pitch. United against racism’ initiative with our local rivals and the Discriminatory Reporting initiative launched last weekend.
The club is working tirelessly to eradicate anti-social behaviour from the game and we fully support every effort they take to ensure the Swansea.com stadium is a great venue to visit.
Last year I really missed singing Hymns and Arias on the East Stand and this season is worth savouring, especially given the work that Russell Martin and the squad are doing. Performances have been great in my eyes and if we had a fair rub of the green more often we would be in, or around, the play-off positions already. How many times does Ethan Laird have to be kicked, tripped and stood on to be awarded a free kick?
Still, all the signs are very positive for a successful season and are as exciting as the opportunity to win one of our Christmas prizes, just by joining the greatest supporters’ group in the country.
Membership is still only £10 for adults and £1 for juniors and joining is really easy. Either go online at https://www.swanstrust.co.uk/join-the-trust/ or meet us in person at the Trust Pod on matchdays.
This draw should bring a healthy dose of seasonal cheer to our members and statistically you have more chance of winning a prize than Ethan Laird does of winning a penalty. It would also be nice if our ‘Royal’ friends are equally as generous today and gift us three points.
Enjoy the game.