Words from the National League:
Kerry Evans of Wrexham has won September’s Volunteer of the Month for the National League.
Kerry is the club’s Disabled Liaison Officer and, having been only appointed in January, has taken to the role like a duck to water. A wheelchair user herself, Kerry personally meets and welcomes disabled fans at home games.
One of first changes she made after taking the role was to reinstate a service for disabled fans on matchdays for those who wish to purchase food/drinks and have them brought out to pitch side. She has also improved the website with more specific matchday information and the process for free carer tickets, as well as helping to make the stadium an autistic friendly one in conjunction with the NAS (National Autistic Society).
Kerry’s other initiatives include changing room tours at the club’s open day, ponchos to keep fans dry and arranging travel to away games. She’s already planning a second viewing platform and continues to make the club as disabled friendly as she possibly can.
Words from Wrexham AFC:
The players, staff, volunteers and supporters of Wrexham AFC would like to congratulate Kerry on her award of Vanarama National League Volunteer of the month for September 2018.
We are extreamly proud of Kerry and the amazing work she carries out for the football club. Kerry is at the forefront of making Wrexham AFC a place to enjoy for all and the initiatives undertaken so far by Kerry have improved football experiences for many people.
Club Media Manager, Carl Hogan said of the award: "We are super proud of Kerry winning this award. Although, I know she doesn't carry out her role with such passion to acclaim recognition, it is lovely that the National League have quite rightly recognised the many achievements she has made in such a short space of time.
"Kerry is Wrexham AFC's figurehead for inclusion and has touched many peoples lives already, from providing blankets and ponchos, away travel for those who otherwise wouldn't be able to watch their team away from the Racecourse, making the stadium autism friendly and dealing with the many stresses attached to ensuring that the club is the best around at making everyone welcome.
"There is also much more hard work going on behind the scenes by Kerry that people don't ever see, all on a voluntary basis, which will eventually make Wrexham AFC an even better place.
"Well done Kerry - carry on making a difference and keep up the hard work!"