Committee Meetings


CADSA Committee Meeting
via Zoom
26th August 2021.


Attending: Heather Robertson, Alan Buhl, Tony Farrell, Tony Garrett.
Guest: Graham Tucker (Disability, Inclusion, & Loneliness Project).
Apologies: Peter James, Tom Acornley, Dave Meynell, Ken Burnett.

Previous minutes:
Some members are still a little nervous attending larger indoor gatherings so a decision on whether we should go ahead with the Quiz Night this year will be made soon.
Still no progress with getting the website problems solved so further details are to be sent to Alan Buhl in the hope that his contact with Dan Bream will help matters.
Details of CADSA affiliations and Lucy Bishop meeting were passed to Committee in earlier Emails.

No expenditure undertaken since last meeting so finances remain at previous total. Alan will contact Sue Copus regarding the accounts before our AGM.

Graham Tucker (DILP):
Graham spoke to us regarding the new initiative, Disability, Inclusion, and Loneliness Project, which he has developed with the help of Jade Hannan. The “Buddy” scheme was emphasised and it was suggested that contact with Metro GAD may help in gaining contacts nationwide to help with this.
Contact details:

Recent problems with contacting the DLO seem to have been resolved.
Contact should be made via where a number of members of staff will be available to answer any queries.
The markings and numbers need to be repainted on the disability parking bays in the West Stand car park.
Suggestions were made that we could hold our AGM pre-match in the Fans Bar with a player present as a special guest. The logistics, time factor, and lack of agreement with the club to allow us to do this would make it difficult.
Meeting up with other disabled fans pre-match in the Fans Bar may be possible. The new catering company will be asked if we can reserve two tables once the match has been decided upon.

Next Meeting:
It was decided that the next meeting should be our AGM and should go ahead, via Zoom, sometime in November once Alan has confirmed that all the accounts have been returned by Sue. All members will be contacted in advance of the confirmed date.



Charlton Athletic Disabled

Supporters Association.

Zoom Meeting.

Thursday 20th May 2021. 5pm.


Present: Tony Farrell. Heather Robertson. Alan Buhl. Ken Burnett. Tom Acornley. Dave Meynell.

Apologies: Peter James. Tony Garrett.


Previous minutes read and discussed:

1. Quiz Night. Still no decision possible until the club allows meetings to go ahead at The Valley.

2. Website: Still no response from Dan Bream regarding updating Committee Member page despite regular Emails and phone calls. Will check prices for adding maintenance to existing Email contract. All other pages updated successfully for start of next season.

3. CAFC Affiliation. CADSA has been accepted as an affiliate supporters association of the club whilst still retaining its independence.

4. FSA. CADSA have been accepted as affiliate members of the Football Supporters Association dependent on two or three details being confirmed. Membership to be confirmed in due course.


Any Other Business:

5. Confirmation of voting procedure for members regarding membership of Committee – only those attending the AGM have the right to vote on the re-election of Committee members once they have stood down.

6. A live “Tribute to Queen” concert is to take place at The Valley in September 2021. The exact date will be confirmed once the fixture list for 2021/22 has been released. *Further information: Concert will take place on a Saturday from 5pm to 10pm. Attendance will be limited to 1,700 with 1% reserved for wheelchair users (17). Adult ticket prices will be £25 with a decision to be made on reduced prices for carers and juniors. Stage will be situated in East Stand with lounges and lifts open to the public.

7. Zoom meeting with Lucy Bishop, the club's new Fan Liaison Officer, on Thursday 10th June at 5pm. Members to be asked for any questions two weeks prior to the meeting.


Next Meeting: August 2021. Exact time and date to be confirmed.


via ZOOM.
25th FEBRUARY 2021. 5pm.


Present: Heather Robertson, Alan Buhl, Tony Farrell, Dave Meynell, Tony Garrett.

Apologies: Ken Burnett, Tom Acornley, Peter James.


Previous minutes: Question raised as to when we will resume our Quiz Night event and how negotiations with the catering company, Creative, will progress. It was stated that we hope, by the time a Quiz Night can be organised, the catering duties will have been brought “in-house” making negotiations a lot easier.


Website: Contact with Dan Bream regarding fixing a problem with our website has been non-existent after numerous Emails and phone calls had been made. Will just have to continue to try and contact Breamteam to try and resolve this.


Supporters groups affiliation: The club had invited all supporters groups to join an affiliated group within CAFC. CADSA had no objection in principal but decided that, if members personal details are required, we would either join up without supplying these details or not join at all.

Exact membership details will be sought from the club before we consider joining.


Memorial Group: TF will attend a Zoom meeting with the club on Monday 1st March to discuss different methods of recognising those with Charlton Athletic connections who have passed away which can also be continued over future years.


Next meeting: To be arranged for the end of the current season in May 2021.