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Welcome
 Welcome to the first ever edition of The Twelfth Man the magazine of the Liverpool FC Disabled Supporters Association (LDSA). Our aim is to connect with all disabled supporters of Liverpool Football Club not just at home but also worldwide. We also hope that our magazine will provide interesting reading for all supporters.
The publication of a magazine has been a long time aim and ambition of the committee at the LDSA and we are delighted that it has finally come into fruition.
We are excited that we will have both a hard copy of the magazine and also a digital version that will be available on our website that forms part of the official LFC website were we have our own dedicated area and this will be available to supporters all over the world.
In this issue we will introduce you to
our chairman `Tom Hutchinson who
also happens to be our longest serving committee member with 15 years loyal service to the LDSA behind him, and who has also been a regular at Anfield for over 60 years! Tom will highlight his vision of what he wants to achieve for the LDSA
in 2020.
We will highlight the work of the local charity that we are supporting throughout 2020 which is the Owen McVeigh Foundation. The charity provides support to children
who are undergoing treatment for leukaemia and cancer in the North West
of England. The foundation primarily funds lifetime events for children to provide a much-needed escape from the rigours of treatment. A banner is proudly displayed in the corner of the Kop at each home game at Anfield, it is an image of Owen McVeigh and his Dad Mark called “it’s off to the match we go”andisanimageofaDadandhislad walking to the match.
We’ll highlight some of the events that
we hold throughout the year for the members of the LDSA. We are currently at the planning stage of an awards evening were will present the player of the year trophy to the player chosen by our disabled supporters. This event is very popular with our members and it is a joyous occasion, the winner of the award for season 2018/2019 was Virgil Van Dijk who was presented with his award by our chairman. We also have an award for our disabled supporter of the year, accessibility steward of the year and also a special recognition award. This is a fantastic social event that usually takes place in one of the executive lounges at Anfield and is something that our disabled supporters very much look forward to attending.
the opportunity to learn about the Liverpool FC Disabled Supporters Association and even allow them to join us.
We are a family at Liverpool Football Club and our disabled supporters are a very important part of that family, the committee at the LDSA meet regularly with officers from LFC to work through any issues that are affecting disabled supporters, from ticketing issues, accessibility problems
or the match day experience. We have a fantastic relationship with LFC, and they give us unbelievable support of which we are very grateful. Welcome to the LDSA and the Liverpool family.
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Ted Morris, Secretary
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  We are a family
at Liverpool Football Club
and our disabled supporters are a very important part of that family.”
We hope that you will enjoy reading our new magazine and ask that you share it with fellow supporters, friends and colleagues so that our association can continue to grow and give disabled supporters of Liverpool football club from all corners of the world
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