Simon Penny YTFC DSA Member
My name is Simon and as well as supporting Yeovil Town I play cricket for Somerset disability team.
Our home ground is at Taunton Deane just behind Vivary park. Training is at the centre of excellence in the Somerset county ground.
We are a mixed bag of players with various abilities and skills and our disabilities are all different but that doesn’t stop us from playing and having fun.
We won all our matches and for the second year running we were in the semi finals up in Nottingham, up against a stronger team who beat us. We have an awards evening to celebrate all our accomplishments
I won the managers player award for all my hard work and commitment,
Tom Abel the Somerset captain came along to present the awards.
I am vice captain of a younger team called the dragons, this is a game with slightly different rules aimed to encourage and include both girls and boys.
I also play bowls for the visually impaired and wheelchair basketball.
I am quite happy to talk to anyone interested in my activities.
Contact Simon via Email: or Tel: 01935 592785
YTFC Legends v South West Legends XI Exhibition Match Article
DSA 10 Year Anniversary
2019 marked 10 years since the DSA reformed, after being dormant for a number of years, and to mark this anniversary a new badge was designed and handed out to all of our members.
Level Playing Field National Forum
On Monday 04 November 2019, Level Playing Field held its first National Forum at MK Dons F.C. stadium.
Over 150 delegates from fans, DSA’s, clubs, governing bodies and organisations around the country enjoyed an excellent Forum with many superb presentations including one ‘Special Presentation’ by Stephen Miller MBE, 3 x Paralympic Champion and Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association Secretary.
Plymouth’s DLO Nikki Francis, Swansea’s DAO Mark Phillips, Yeovil’s DSA Chair Sharon Swain, Committee members Tracey Wilson & Jethro Hill along with the Webmaster for ytfcdsa.net David Munn, all attended this event.
The 25 clubs who attended, in alphabetical order, were: Arsenal, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Grimsby, Leicester City, Leicester Tigers, Liverpool, Luton, Man City, MK Dons, Plymouth, Portsmouth, QPR, Reading, Sheff Utd, Sheff Wed, Southampton, Stevenage, Swansea, Watford, West Brom, Wolves & Yeovil.
DSA Portacabin base at Huish Park as at 04 March 2019
Due to the possible takeover of ownership of the football club, it has been decided to put on hold the purchase of the portacabin, until such time as the takeover has been concluded and, the new owner’s development strategy has been ascertained.
2020 DSA Committee Members to visit Local Schools
We are speaking to local schools asking pupils to tell their parents and grandparents about the facilities for disabled fans at Yeovil Town in case they would like to attend a game.