ABOUT YTFC DSA
The Yeovil Town Football Club Disabled Supporters Association originated a number of years ago but then became dormant. On 24th June 2009 a meeting was arranged and a new committee was elected to enable the DSA to become active again.
Our objectives are...
1. To represent disabled supporters of YTFC in their dealings with the club
2. To assist in raising funds for the purpose of improving facilities for disabled people at Huish Park stadium
3. To recommend and instigate measures to improve the matchday experience for disabled people at Huish Park stadium
4. To encourage and organise travel to away matches by their members
5. To encourage and organise social events for their members.
Since becoming active again, the membership has increased to nearing the 100 mark. The DSA committee have been very active in many areas including being a programme sponsor, a match ball sponsor as well as funding match day mascots. An ever increasing number of clubs are setting up a DSA and most have also become members of Level Playing Field. YTFC DSA is a member and has implemented a procedure whereby we contact ALL visiting clubs to Huish Park (irrespective of them having a DSA or not) and offer assistance to any disabled members of that club concerning their visit to Huish Park.
We have 86 disabled parking slots at Huish Park which are all allocated to our members and a 'Disabled Supporters Compound' where disabled parking slots can be reserved by away supporters. We also have a number of disabled parking slots which are available on a first come first served basis. Most clubs have a Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) and this position is currently vacant following the recent sad passing of Bruce James.
Each season the DSA will vote for a Player of the Year and a runner-up Player of the Year Award and present the awards after the last home match each season. The new committee has built up a good working relationship with the officials of YTFC and have found them to be very supportive.
Membership is £10 per year to any disabled supporter. If you wish to join, why not contact our Membership Secretary Sharon Swain, on Tel: - 01935 706281, Mobile: - 07790 375250, email: - or write to YTFC DSA Membership Secretary, 26 Christopher Close, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2EH.
The YTFC DSA is making every effort, not only to represent our members in every area, but also to raise our awareness to all supporters and hopefully this article has given you an insight about us.