Unfortunately due to an accident and the subsequent bad traffic Ann Marie was unable to attend the AGM and give her report so here it is for all this wishing to read it.
The Christmas party took place on Tuesday, the 18th of December in the Manchester suite at Old Trafford. It is one of the most exciting days in the Manchester United disabled supporters Association calendar.
After enjoying a brunch style buffet the tables were all cleared and everyone got ready for the players arrival.
Most of the first team players came along to meet members and their carers, Have photos taken and sign everybody’s shirts and other memorabilia.
Mudsa members voted Luke Shaw as their player of the year because of his outstanding performances in the previous 12 months, especially after coming back from such terrible injuries.
We would like to thank all the players who attended the party for giving up their time to make so many people happy, wigwam for providing the PA system and all the catering staff for providing a superb meal.
It is still working out that members attend on their fourth paper application sent in to myself. I keep the forms from every year so I can go back and check them, any spaces left are put into a ballot for anyone who has made three applications and I get a friend to pick out the names So it is done fairly. I also pick four reserves in case anyone happens to cancel, if these reserves are not used they will be top of the list for the party the following year.
I would also like to thank Chas and Shirley for the help they gave me with the event re-setting up the room.
We had two visits last season to the Aon training complex in Carrington. The first visit was on Friday, the 2nd of November 2018 and the second visit was on the 4th of May 2019 just before the season ended.
On arrival at Carrington we all made our way over to the Jimmy Murphy Centre where we were met by Max who gave us all a visitors pass. The club had laid on a lovely buffet and hot and cold drinks for us all. We were then given a virtual tour around the complex before a 20 minute Q&A with Dennis Law and Albert the kit man at the November visit, and Albert the kit man and Lou Macari at the May visit. Then all the first-team players came up into the room to meet everyone and sign an item and have photos taken before we went out onto the balcony to watch them train outside for 20 minutes. We all then had another hot drink before making our way back to Old Trafford where we did a tour of the ground and the museum, then afterwards we had a drink and a snack in the red café where I had reserved tables.
I would like to say a big thank you to Max at Carrington Damian Steve and Jan at Old Trafford, Albert Dennis and Lou and MUTV at Carrington, all the catering staff and lastly all the players it was lovely to see Ole Back there on the May visit. Also thank you to Emma and Lenny for their help organising the day.
The Mudsa annual bowling event took place at our usual venue the parrswood Leisure complex in East Didsbury. 80 Mudsa members and their friends and family attended the day, the ages ranged from age 5 to age 85 and everyone was in great spirits as the competition began.
We had our usual four trophies, two for the junior and adult winners and two special achievement awards, and we also gave a Mudsa medal to all the children who took part on the day. We also Held a raffle for a signed football and a few other prizes which raised money for Mudsa.
I would like to thank Sue for taking all the scores on the day and Chas and Shirley for their help handing out the medals and trophies and to all the members who took part on the day.
Lastly I would like to say thank you to all my fellow committee members for all the help that they have given me throughout the season. I put many hours into organising the Mudsa events and I would like to thank everyone who has attended one of these events over the past season, and I would also like to thank everyone who has bought any badges or merchandise or raffle tickets from me