Walsall FC Disabled Supporters Association (Walsall FC DSA) is an independent, not-for-profit, voluntary supporter organisation which exists to act as a collective and representitive voice on behalf of ALL disabled supporters of Walsall Football Club, regardless of the nature or extent of disability; to share ideas and suggestions in relation to facilitating a more positive match day experiece for disabled supporters attending live Walsall FC matches, and in order to address and resolve any problems or issues which may arise. We are owned by, and run by our own members.
Walsall FC DSA is committed to working closely with Walsall Football Club, Level Playing Field; the leading campaigning and advisory organisation which represents disabled supporters across all sports throughout England and Wales, specialist school and community groups, and any other individual, group or organisation whose aims are inline with those of Walsall FC DSA, to help improve the overall enjoyment and match day experience of disabled supporters, and to promote an interest in more disabled supporters attending live matches.
One of our main aims is to help improve and maintain disabled facilities at the Banks's Stadium in order to make attending live matches more accessible to disabled supporters, within a friendly, safe and comfortable environment. You can read more about our main aims and objectives further down this page.
The Walsall FC DSA Management Committee which is made up of democratically elected volunteers from within our own membership, will endeavour to provide important, up-to-date disabled supporter information in relation to away ground facilities, and provide useful links to away ground disabled supporter policies, as well as contact details for club disabled supporter liaison officers, and where they exist, contact details for each clubs Diasbled Supporters Association or similar organisation.
It's FREE to become a registered member of Walsall FC DSA, and membership is open to all disabled supporters, care providers, family members, friends, and anyone else with an interest in Walsall FC DSA and the work we do. For more information about membership, please visit our 'Why Should I Join?' or feel free to contact us.
If you would like to learn more about Walsall FC DSA and the work we do, why not come along to one of our regular Open General Meetings? details of which will be posted on our website and on our Facebook Group which we'd also encourage you to join as and when details are confirmed.
Thank you for taking an interest in Walsall FC Disabled Supporters Association.
Walsall FC DSA will act as a collective and representitive voice on behalf of ALL disabled supporters of Walsall Football Club, whether a member of the DSA or not, and will treat and respect all disabled supporters of the club equally and without prejudice.
We will work with Walsall Football Club to ensure that ALL disabled supporters (home and away) visiting the Banks's Stadium experience an enjoyable visit, in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment, by promoting non-discriminatory practise through raising awareness of the differing needs and requirements of disabled supporters wherever possible and within the constraints of the DSA's capabilities.
We will work with Walsall Football Club in order to maintain existing disabled supporter facilities at the stadium, and wherever possible, help the club to introduce new facilities for the benefit of disabled supporters within both the constraints and financial capabilities of the DSA.
We will endeavour to provide important up-to-date disabiled supporter information and contact details for both home and away Walsall Football Club matches (in all competitions), through our website, Facebook group, and via email to our members where a valid email address has been provided.
The Walsall FC DSA Management Committee is made up of no fewer than 4, and no more than 8 registered members of the DSA, who are democratically elected at the Annual General Meeting, or at an Extraordinary General Meeting of Walsall FC DSA, where an election has been held in accordance with our Constitution and Election Policy, or have otherwise been co-opted by existing members of the Management Committee by way of majority vote, in order to fill a vacant office, or casual vacancy.
Members of the Management Committee, work for the benefit of Walsall FC DSA and its members, purely on a voluntary basis.
The current Management Committee is made up of the following members:
Chairperson : Ian Buckingham
Vice Chairperson : Anthony Richards
Treasurer : Lesley Buckingham
Secretary : Stephanie Tomes
Procurement & Fundraising : Dave Beckett
Community Liaison : Jacqui Keen
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On behalf of the members, the Management Committee would like to thank the following individuals for agreeing to be Ambassadors for Walsall FC Disabled Supporters Association.