CARDIFF CITY DISABLED SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION (CCFCDSA)

Cardiff City have a dedicated fans group that formed a committee a few years back in order to ensure the disabled fans that follow the club get a voice. If you have something you'd like to raise, contact the CCDSA.

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Who we are and what we do

The Cardiff City Disabled Supporters Club has been instrumental with working alongside the club to benefit fans with all types of disability.

The DSA was originally setup 25 years ago and was fundamental in the development of the CCS stadium for disabled fans.

The new committee was re-elected two years ago (2019) and in that time we have spent countless hours working not only with the Club Disability Access Officer but engaging with the FAW, Level Playing Fields, Football Supporters Association and Cymru Disabled Supporters Association.

Working with all these groups has ensured that the match day experience for both ours and visiting disabled fans is as good as it can be, both at League and International level.

In 2020 Will Vaulks became our DSA Ambassador and attends our meetings and helps promote the DSA. (Pictured Left is Will with two of our committee, Tomas and Joan)

What do we hope to achieve in the next 2 years?

  • For 2021-2022 we are promoting Hidden Disabilities, so many people still think that unless you are in a wheelchair you are not disabled. 96% of illnesses are not visible

Education is key in this area, so we are looking at ways to promote this within CCS at both League and International games (working alongside Cymru DSA)

  • More interaction with the club DAO on specialised DSA events

  • Support and work with the Cardiff City Foundation on all Equality issues

  • Membership – Increase the DSA membership at CCFC, making fans aware that we are here and ready to support fan’s with any type of disability and not forgetting the carer’s and family who are all welcome to join as they sometimes forgotten.

  • Further enhance the match day experience for all disabled fans

 

The Committee:

President: Dr Len Nokes, Chair: Kieran Jones, Treasurer: James Verrinder,

Mark Jennings, Joan Jennings, Martin Davis, Phil Martin, Tomas Martin and Deborah Martin.

Contact us on ccfcdsa@gmail.com

During the construction of the new stadium CCFCDSA were actively involved and put many suggestions into the design of the stadiums which the benefits for disabled supporters can now be seen throughout the stadium.
Recently the stadium has undergone some changes in increased capacity and some disabled spaces were lost in certain areas but replaced in new areas and we have not lost any. We have also been given the use of a rest room by the club, this is based between the Grandstand and Canton stand. This is of great benefit to fans in that area of the stadium.
Keep following this website for regular news letters that we will produce in order to keep our members up to date with goings on at the football club.

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SUPPORTING AN ACCESSIBLE STADIUM

Two of our great supporters of the DSA, Club Captain Sean Morrison, who throughout Covid got members of the team to send messages of thanks and birthdays to our members.

 

Sean is standing alongside our club Doctor Len Nokes, who is the longest serving member of the Cardiff City team. Doc is very pro-active with the committee and we are privileged to have him on board as President of the DSA.

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