EDSA was founded on 20th July 1995
after many years of frustration. Frustration at trying to persuade not only
our own club Everton, but football clubs throughout the country of the need
for a change in attitude and facilities for the disabled and as such, we felt
we needed a voice which would express our feelings to our football club.
A meeting was called for on Thursday
20th July 1995 to discuss the establishment of a group representing Everton
disabled supporters. The meeting was very well attended and all present
decided to set up the group. It was then that EDSA was officially formed.
Since that inaugural meeting there
has been a better understanding and communication between the club and the
disabled supporter. EDSA is officially recognised by Everton Football Club and
works closely with the club in trying to improve facilities for the disabled.
EDSA represents all disabled
supporters, irrespective of their disability and lends it's support to all
disabled supporters visiting Goodison Park. Any issues involving the disabled
and you will inevitably be working with EDSA.
EDSA has also set up it's own
information bank which is constantly up dated and allows us to provide our
travelling disabled members with :- Disabled matchday tickets.