News & Events
DADSC is delighted to announce that thanks to one of our benefactors we are now an official sponsor of the Inverkeithing & District Darts League for this season. As a result we will work together to promote each other’s activities, with the possibility of DADSC holding collections at some of the darts events.Read more
Between November 3- 7, long time Pars fan Frank Smart, accompanied by his stepson Clark, walked the 96 miles miles of the West Highland Way, raising £340 + Gift Aid for DADSC. This was a magnificent effort and is very much appreciated by DADSCRead more
At DADSC we were sad to hear of the death of Davie Young, just short of his 91st birthday.
Davie was a Pars fan since childhood, and in his later years as a wheelchair user he was a regular on the viewing platform at East End Park – he appreciated the company of the Match Buddies and was always cheery, no matter the result on the pitch! His nephew Wullie Oliphant is part of the DAFC Schools Engagement Team.
For a short period, DADSC was the owner of a Shetland 535 motor boat (with outboard motor & trailer), generously donated by one of our members - see the picture above.
We sold the boat to raise funds for improving accessibility at EEP, and it raised a magnificent £1000, which will be uplifted by 25% through the Government`s Gift Aid scheme.
DADSC was delighted to be the joint sponsor of the match on 13 March against Morton, along with CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) as part of CAFE`s 2021 Week of Action.
Pre-match interviews highlighted the work of DADSC and DAFC to deliver #TotalAccess for disabled fans, and the Man of the Match was chosen by DADSC supporters, using social media to vote. You can watch the video HERE.
Please look out any unwanted items which DADSC can collect and sell to help our fundraising. Just contact the Secretary to arrange collection (subject to Covid restrictions.) Goods must be in Fife, transportable in an estate car, in decent condition and likely to be sold!Read more
CAFE (Centre for Access to Football in Europe) is a UEFA partner and works with clubs and supporters` associations across Europe, with the aim of achieving #TotalAccess to football for disabled fans. DADSC has worked closely with CAFE and will continue to support their activities, including the Week of Action on 6-14 March 2021.
You can find out more about CAFE on their website HERE or if you just click the red "Read More" you`ll see an animated cartoon of the work CAFE does.
You will get £100 off your energy bill (£50 each for gas and electricity) if you change to ScottishPower using this link:
DADSC £100 ENERGY SAVER!
And DADSC will benefit by £100 as well, so it`s win-win!
DADSC has joined with easyfundraising.com so that whenever a purchase is made online from any one of about 4000 retailers, a donation is made to DADSC (at no cost to the customer.) Please sign up at THIS LINKRead more
We`re delighted that DADSC was chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund, from October 2019 until October 2020. An amazing £2686 was added to DADSC funds as a result!
DADSC strongly recommends that everyone should become a Co-op member and participate in their Local Community Fund to benefit local good causes.
The DADSC Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year trophies, as voted for by DADSC members, were presented on 27 April 2019 at the Glen Pavilion to JOE THOMSON and MATTHEW TODD, by John Simpson and Alistair Carstairs. Many thanks to Thomas Nugent and Alistair Carstairs for their sponsorship of these magnificent trophies.Read more
On 13 April 2019, DADSC held a bucket collection at EEP before the Falkirk game, and £663 was donated by Pars (and Bairns) fans for our 1st Floor Access Fund. Eventually, HMRC should add 25% to this through the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme. We also sold £82 on the merchandise stall. Well done to everyone who helped.Read more
This magnificent framed and signed shirt raised £200 from an online auction in October 2018. It is from Stewart Petrie`s 2003 testimonial match and has been signed by the squad. The frame measures 34” x 32”. Proceeds from the auction all went towards providing wheelchair access to the 1st Floor at EEP.Read more
A self-catering weekend (Fri-Mon) at Kittiwake House, St Monans, was made available for auction in August 2018, thanks to the generosity of the owner. £340 was raised for the Lift Fund.the winning bid coming from Pars fan Billy George.
Limousine transport to/from Dunfermline was generously provided by Coop Funeralcare.
Across Europe, 3-11 March 2018 was the CAFE Week of Action, an annual celebration of disabled people and their important roles across all levels of football. Dunfermline Athletic FC was pleased to join with clubs in over 20 countries in supporting the 2018 theme “Total Football - Total Access”.Read more
The post of DAFC`s Disability Access Officer (DAO) is to deal with problems and enquiries from fans, to liaise with other clubs about arrangements for travelling supporters, and generally to improve the matchday experience for disabled fans. The role developed from that pioneered in 2014 by Ishbel Russell as DAFC`s Disability Champion, and all Scottish football clubs are now required to have a DAO in place.
In June 2017, Lynsey Jones became DAFC`s first Disability Access Officer (DAO), a post she held until February 2019, when she resigned to concentrate on other things in her life. Lynsey was succeeded by Kenny Cowan, and after Kenny`s untimely death in 2020, the post of DAO was assumed by Graham Ross (pictured).
Graham is on hand to assist supporters with queries and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07877 980028.
DADSC has its own merchandise, available for purchase - click HERE to send us a message by email and we`ll make arrangements with you for payment and collection.
DAFC is (we believe) the first club in Scotland to operate the Match Buddy scheme, where trained volunteers help disabled fans - but only if they want help!
The sort of thing a Match Buddy does is buying programmes or 50/50 tickets, getting items from the kiosks, and providing the Pars “chill-cheater” blankets.
In our picture you can see Clover Bell (Match Buddy) in action, with DADSC members Ali Carstairs and Gillian Cosgrove.