Monthly Archives: October 2015

THE ARABS ARE COMING BACK !!

Dundee United disabled fans were one of the first groups to form a new DSA back in the early days however regrettably it fell by the wayside a bit once Ken Lowrie, who took the lead, returned to Northern Ireland. Gordon Hird and Brian Hewat continued to attend the SDSA meetings however a breakthrough in getting the club’s support came about when David Southern was appointed General Manager followed by Moira Hughes taking on, amongst others, the role of Disability Access Officer.

An open meeting was held recently at Tannadice with an excellent turn out as you can see from the picture. Welcome back to the S.D.S.A

 

ABERDEEN F.C. AND SCOTTISH F.A. SUPPORT BREAK AWAY

We posted a story some time ago about support for Break Away (see http://scottishdsa.co.uk/2015/03/ and scroll down a bit).

The S.D.S.A. were very grateful for the effort Aberdeen DSA put into hosting a visit to Pittodrie for one of Break Away’s members as the pictures below show.

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Next stop was Hampden where the largest group yet attended the Scotland v Germany match.

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SAD FEW DAYS FOR SCOTLAND!

It started off with a poor performance against Georgia when more than ever we needed a win and finished off with a defeat against Germany despite a brave performance. However even sadder was the debacle in the South Stand where the vast majority of disabled fans, especially wheelchair users, could see none of the action due to the positioning of the LED boards using for advertising. This was a shocking planning error by whoever was responsible and there was no chance of all the wheelchair users being accommodated elsewhere. The S.D.S.A. were alerted to the problem during the match and what happened next will be published very soon.