DSA EDITORIAL

The CPFC Disabled Supporters Association was formed as a working group towards the end of 2015. Once a coherent framework was established the DSA then became formally recognised with the signing of it’s constitution in April 2016.

The aim of the Association is to identify the ongoing needs of the club’s disabled supporters and work with the Crystal Palace Football Club management team to deliver a positive matchday experience.

The Crystal Palace Football Club Disabled Supporters Association aims for all disabled supporters to enjoy equality with respect to their individual needs when attending football matches at Selhurst Park.

 

In March 2017 the DSA hosted it’s first social evening which was held at Selhurst Park. The evening comprised of a brief presentation on the aims and objectives of the DSA and shared some of the successes enjoyed to date. There was also a raffle, food and drink, and a Q&A session with a very special guest Julian Speroni, who has kindly agreed to act as Patron to the DSA.

The evening was a great success with membership of the DSA rising to just under one hundred registrations.

 

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These are exciting times at Palace with the club submitting ambitious plans for redevelopment in and around the stadium. The CPFC management team have committed to engaging with the DSA throughout the planning and building works to ensure compliance with the official accessible stadia guidelines and meet the needs of all our supporters.

Later this year the DSA will host another social evening at Selhurst Park. In line with the requirements of the constitution we will be holding elections for all key roles on the committee.

Prior to the evening we will be examining the existing framework and redefining roles where appropriate. This will likely result in a number of changes to the structure with possible additional areas of responsibility.

All DSA members are encouraged to vote or indeed put themselves forward. Full details will be announced before the end of the current season. Why not have your say? Join the DSA today. All disabled supporters are welcome along with their family, friends and personal assistants.

The DSA is very much an inclusive group so if you are a Crystal Palace supporter with a disability, the DSA is here to help you. And it’s free! If you have any suggestions, issues or feedback, be it positive or negative, please contact the DSA at cpfc.dsa@cpfc

matchday programme insert march 2018