Stagecoach Stand Lighting: The association has recently paid for the purchase and installation of a new floodlight to overlook the staircase at the back of the Stagecoach stand.
(ECDSA Press Officer Steve Gazzard shows the new lights)
It had been brought to the committee’s attention that the area was dark during evening games and at the end of matches in the winter months. The new light has made the stairs much easier to negotiate, especially for visually impaired supporters, and also a lot safer.
ECDSA Website: Our website has been up and running since the end of September. To date it has received 733 hits of which 64% have returned to the site. We expected to receive hits from the UK but to date we’ve had hits from Australia; Belgium; Brazil; Germany; Greece; India; Ireland; Norway; Spain; Sweden; Taiwan; Turkey; Ukraine; USA and Vietnam.
Nick Saunders: Our chairman, Nick Saunders also holds the position of Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) at the football club which he has done, as a volunteer for the past 8 ½ seasons (firstly named Disabled Supporters Representative before changing to DLO).
Sadly he will be standing down from this position at the end of this season.
During this time, Nick has worked tirelessly for the benefit of our disabled supporters. He has always put everything into his role. He has attended NADS (National Association of Disabled Supporters) conferences on behalf of Exeter City as well as representing the interests of disabled supporters at the club. He was also the driving force behind the setting up of ECDSA.
Everyone at ECDSA & ECFC would like to thank Nick for his dedication, and all the time he has put into the DLO role.
Nick will continue as chairman of ECDSA and the great news is that the clubs Stadium Manager, Jon Underhill will take over the duties of DLO from the end of the season and will be the first point of contact for all disabled supporters. We would like to welcome Jon to the position and we look forward to working with him for the benefit of disabled supporters.
AGM: Our AGM will be held on Wednesday 6th July upstairs in The Park, Tribute Room, 7pm.
All members and non members are welcome to attend.
Our membership stands at 56 at present and new members will be welcome.
Steve Gazzard, Press Officer ECDSA.