The DSA members voted for their March player of the month and the winner was Mickey Demetriou. He won with 35% of the vote, Dan Butler came second with 26% and a joint third were goal scorers Josh Sheehan and Paul Hayes.
The member presenting the award this month is Christopher Thomas and the reason he voted for Mickey to win was because “he's one of the players that's played consistently well in his position.”
Mickey chipped in with two goals against Coventry and Crewe and has been a reliable defender not just through April but also throughout the whole season.
Christopher became a member of the DSA because it is a “very important part of the of our football club and they do very good work for all our supporters both home and away.”
Christopher has close friends and family who have disabilities who attend games not just at Rodney Parade but all over the country. He recalls the time, when in bitterly cold conditions, he could see the DSA volunteers going out to all the disabled and elderly fans giving out blankets for warmth. Christopher became a member to support the vital work of the DSA and its volunteers. He finishes by saying “Keep up the amazing work and Up the County!”
Our Next vote is the Player of the Year award which is dedicated to Herbert Howard. Herbert was a passionate supporter of the club who sadly passed away at the age of 95. He is the Honorary Chairman of the DSA and we have dedicated this award to Herbert’s memory after the family asked the DSA to receive the donations made at Herbert’s funeral.
If you would like to find out more information about the Disabled Supporters Association you can go to the DSA page on the club website or visit their Facebook page, you can also follow them on Twitter @AmberDSA. If you think the DSA can help you attend games, you can contact them via social media or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know the DSA has a dedicated matchday phone number? The phone is on for 5 hours before kick-off and 30 minutes after the full time whistle.
If you’d like to join the DSA, please complete the online Membership Form or ask a Matchday Volunteer at a fixture.
It's been a busy day for Mickey Demetriou who also drew the three winners of his Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round in which he was raising money for toys and games at the Royal Gwent Hospital Paediatric Ward.