Swansea City Supporters' Trust

Match Day Programme Page v Preston 17/8/19

Welcome to the Swansea City Supporters’ Trust’s page in the match day programme for this afternoon’s league encounter. As usually we’d like to give a warm welcome to today’s opponents, Preston North End, and their fans who have made the long trip to South West Wales. We hope you enjoy your visit to our city, although we plan to keep all three points!

The start of the season has been a very positive one on the pitch, with our league campaign kicking off with an excellent win against Hull City at the Liberty Stadium being backed up by an excellent point earned on the road at Derby County. Both opponents are likely to be nearer the top of the table than the bottom, so it was very positive to see us being both competitive and successful against both teams.

Tuesday night also saw a successful night in the EFL Cup with a good win against Northampton Town. This competition had often been the springboard for members of our Academy setup to get their first taste of senior football and it was pleasing to see some of our younger pros perform so well on the occasion. Here’s hoping for more of the same in the next round against Cambridge United!

The start of the season has also been pleasing in that we’ve seen some of our summer signings already making positive contributions. We’re sure that will increase over the long season ahead. When added to the quality we retained from last season, there are many reasons to be hopeful of a successful campaign this season as we look to reclaim our Premier League status.

From a Trust perspective, we’d like to thank everyone who has already joined the Trust for the 2019/20 season. For those yet to join, you can do so at the Pod outside the West Stand or online at https://www.swanstrust.co.uk/join-the-trust/. We hope all existing members will renew and that we add as many new members as possible to our ranks at this critical time for the Trust.

We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind fans that annual memberships are also due for the Swans Disabled Supporters Association (DSA). The DSA, in which the Trust has a representative in Cath Dyer, holds three events a year for members and has been instrumental in acting as a link between disabled members and the club, as well as implementing improvements such as the new sensory room and a wheelchair for use by home or away fans. Annual fees are £5 for adults or £2 for U16 and further information can be obtained from http://www.swansdsa.org.uk or secswandsa@gmail.com.

As usual, we’d like to end by reminding everyone that your Swans’ Trust representatives can be found at the pod outside the West Stand prior to today’s match and that you can keep up with all Trust news at www.swanstrust.co.uk or via our Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.

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