While the Everton’s U23s enjoy a well-deserved break from competition, a competition they currently lead, David Unsworth’s international break has proven to be a little busier. The U23s manager was recently named an Ambassador to the Everton Disabled Supporters Association (EDSA) which has left the long-time Toffee feeling both proud and ready to help the organisation in any way he can.
Unsworth has joined an association whose primary goal is to provide vital game day services to disabled supporters both at Goodison Park and away from home, and he couldn’t be happier. Speaking through the club’s official website he would explain why becoming an Ambassador was important to him.
“I’m really proud to be an ambassador for EDSA and to help continue their fine work,
“I know how hard the Club has worked to provide some of the best disabled access and facilities in the Premier League and this is down to the EDSA committee and their impressive collaboration with Everton.
“I’d encourage any Blues, regardless of their disability to sign up to an EDSA membership. The scheme is free and offers disabled supporters a number of benefits. EDSA members can also come and watch the Under-23s for free every time we play at Goodison.”
Local Evertonians, you can become a member of the EDSA for free which will allow you access to a wide range of benefits on game day and beyond. With the appointment of Unsworth comes free entry into U23 fixtures at home and access to special events including tours of USM Finch farm and tickets to the club’s end of year Christmas party.
Furthermore, the EDSA provides fans with much needed support in the form of improved amenity access, food and beverage access points as well as updated bathroom facilities.
Naturally, those already involved in the EDSA were delighted in the appointment of ‘Unsy’, in particular the association’s chairman Mr Steve Heneghan who only had nice things to say about the veteran Blue.
“We’re delighted that Unsy has agreed to become an ambassador. The work he has done for the community has been inspirational and he’ll bring the same energy, drive and commitment to EDSA.
“We are really proud of the great work and legacy we have created since EDSA was founded over 24 years ago. Working alongside Everton we have provided disabled supporters with a voice and helped improve the fan experience in the stadium.
“Our revamped memberships will mean EDSA members will have their own bespoke benefits and events to attend.”
If you’re anything like this me then you love a feel-good story when you see one, and this is one of them. Everton has been called the ‘People’s Club’ in the past and for good reason with the support of the club’s less abled fans being just a small part of the overall contribution, especially with the award-winning Everton in the Community foundation.
Here’s to the association’s good fortune and no doubt the appointment of Unsworth as an Ambassador will help in the EDSA’s growth throughout the 2018/2019 season.
You can apply for EDSA membership by following this link.