Committee Meetings



Charlton Athletic Disabled Supporters Association

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 2nd August

The Bugle Horn, Charlton Village


Present : Tony Farrell, Heather Robertson, Alan Buhl, Peter James.

Apologies: Tony Garrett, Ken Burnett, Dave Meynell.

Not Present: Sue Gallop.

Guest: Neal Hickey. Level Playing Field Development Officer.


Previous Meeting: Minutes from last meeting were found to be true and accurate. All actionable items were completed where possible.


Chair's Statement: Heather would like to thank all Committee members for their hard work over the past year during a difficult period for CADSA as well as personally for some of the Committee members.


Treasurer's Statement: An audited copy of the accounts for the period ending 30th June 2018 will be presented to the Committee members in due course and will be available for individual members after this time . Alan Buhl is to contact Sue Copus regarding these accounts and those for the period ending 30th June 2017.

Although CADSA had no income over the previous financial year our outgoings were minimal, the main outlay being the annual payment for the website domain, therefore the overall balance remains in a healthy condition.


Committee Re-Election: All Committee members stood down and were re-elected. Tony Garrett, Ken Burnett, and Dave Meynell agreed to be re-elected in their absence. Due to the continued lack of communication from Sue Gallop it was necessary to remove her name from our database and, therefore, from the Committee.

With the introduction of new GDPR measures earlier this year all members were contacted and asked for their individual permission for CADSA to continue to use their contact details. This has resulted in a reduction of membership from 45 to 33.


Quiz Night: It was agreed that the Quiz Night should go ahead this year, after being unable to stage it in 2017, and three dates in October/November 2018 were put forward for Alan Buhl to suggest to Christina, our quizmaster. It was agreed this needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.

Tony Farrell will deal with the purchase of the majority of the prizes as well as the advertising of the event. It was agreed that WJ King should be contacted regarding potential sponsorship of the Quiz Night.


Ticket Refunds: The refunding of payment for away match ticket purchases for CADSA members will continue this season under the usual procedures.


Any Other Business: Tony Farrell confirmed that the CADSA website had been up-dated in time for the start of the season. It was also noted that Kishan Parmar had taken over the role of Disability Liaison Officer for the club. With the new ticketing system in place it is now possible for disabled supporters to purchase their tickets online. Details of this procedure are available on both the CADSA and Official websites. Emails have been sent out to all disabled season ticket holders requesting details of which lifts, if any, they will need to use this coming season and the resulting information will be used to help with the issuing of lift passes prior to the first home match.


Statement from Neal Hickey: Neal gave us a brief description of his role within Level Playing Field and offered LPF's help with any matters in the future.

The forthcoming “weeks of action” event was also discussed.


Next Meeting: January/February 2019. Precise date to be confirmed.