Notes from tonight's meeting.
Thursday 28 February 2019
Joe Shaughnessey, club captain at St Johnstone was our guest.
It was a great opportunity to hear about Joe’s career and thoughts about playing for Saints and to be able to ask him questions, albeit we left the obvious one out!
We covered things like Joe’s career, how a dressing room works, the role of club captain, the effect of losing players to injury or other clubs, what it’s like as a young player, the role of agents, how referees handle matches and much more.
Linsey has provided a more permanent player of the year trophy and Ken will setup a poll on our Facebook group for voting.
St Mirren required proof of disability dated within a year. SFA licence DAO’s and are beginning to look at these type of things and to move towards a universal policy within the game. Hopefully we will eventually see a game-wide approach begin to develop, but I won’t hold my breath.
SDSA update given, the organisation has gone quiet and looks to be coming near to an end, probably superseded by the DAO group.
Colin mentioned lights not working on walkway out of stadium car park but electrical work may be happening.
Bev, as ever, is working hard on organising the CAFE day/week of action. Look out for more information as 16 March approaches.
Please come along to meetings if you can! All members, non members, personal assistants and advocates are welcome!
Actually we have been so successful, and the club so accommodating, that last night we had little or nothing in the way of issues to discuss. A strong measure of our success as a group is that once again our guest took up all of our time.
The room is booked for the following dates 30 May (the last Thursday of the month).
This season we are holding quarterly meetings as we have achieved many of our aims. It is possible to continue our work with fewer meetings.
I suggested we encourage participation in the group and attendance at meetings where possible.
We shall ensure this Facebook group page is updated with details of what we are discussing.