Swansea City Football Club have offered to provide a permanent and touching tribute to supporters of the club who have died in the past 12 months.
The club have announced they will install a plaque outside their Liberty Stadium home with a Swansea City logo and the name of any season ticket holder who has passed away in the last year.
The club will pay for the plaque and its installation and are inviting people to submit the details of those who have died so that they can be a part of the memorial.
The plaques will feature on the club’s Remembrance Wall outside the South Stand.
There is also the opportunity for friends and relatives of loved ones who have died, who were not season ticket holders, to have a plaque installed at a cost of £50, which will cover the cost of creating and installing the plaque.
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Swansea City chief executive, Julian Winter, said: “We long for the day when supporters will return to stadiums up and down the country, because there is a huge void without you.
“I know that Steve Cooper, together with his backroom staff, and the players, are constantly in dialogue about the importance of representing you all when you’re watching from home during these difficult times. It has been even more pertinent around home games here at the Liberty where we have laid a shirt over the seats of those supporters who have sadly passed away.
“We hope these tributes have provided some comfort to the family and friends of all those we have lost but, as a football club, we want to provide a more permanent memorial and I’m delighted to unveil the club’s plan to install a Covid-19 remembrance wall at the Liberty Stadium to remember those we have lost during the pandemic.
“Swansea City and the Supporters Trust will oversee the installation of a plaque for any season ticket holder or Trust member who has passed away during the pandemic, as the remembrance wall will be dedicated to this unprecedented period in the club’s history.”
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Chair of the Supporters’ Trust, Andy Godden, added: “The last year has affected us all in different ways, with many of us sadly losing friends or family as a result of this terrible pandemic.
“Due to the unprecedented events of the last year we felt it was only right that a permanent memorial be created at the stadium, so we can remember those we have lost, but also remember the sacrifices and efforts made by so many. We hope this will provide some comfort to everyone who has been affected during this time.”