The newly formed Bristol Rovers Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) was invited to participate in the clubs annual open day on 30th July at the Memorial Stadium.
DSA Secretary, Zoe Kirkby ran a stall at the event to promote the new DSA, recruit new members and to explain the role and vision of the association in how it will improve access and inclusion for disabled supporters.
Bristol Rovers DSA Secretary, Zoe Kirkby said “The open day, for me, was a very positive experience. The support and encouragement that I received about the DSA was incredible. People were delighted that the DSA had been formed and everyone agreed that our club has needed a DSA for a long time. Considering the season is only just about to start, I am so pleased with how things are going”.
Manager, Darrell Clarke and the first team squad were also in attendance as they engaged with fans, signed autographs and posed for photographs.
Working Together Project Coordinator Kieran Reynolds said: “Level Playing Field are delighted to see the positive start the DSA has made in engaging both disabled fans and the club. We were proud to help the set-up of the DSA and look forward to seeing its successes in the future”
The DSA is holding an open meeting at 7pm on Monday 18th September in the Guinness Suite at the Memorial Stadium. For more information please email DSAbristolrovers@outlook.com.
Photo: Zoe Kirkby and Rovers player Lee Brown.