Disability Access Officer

The club are delighted to have Eric Slaven as our Disability Access Officer.

We have for several years now had open dialog with the Queen of the South Disabled Supporters Association which has led to a number of improvements in provision for less abled supporters.

Under 2017 Club Licensing it is now mandatory for all clubs at Bronze Level or above to nominate a named individual to act as Disability Access Officer to support the provision of inclusive, accessible facilities and services. In practice our ongoing relationship with the QOSDSA had us “ahead of the game” on this one. However, Eric Slaven, who is the Vice Chair of QOSDSA, has agreed to officially fill this position.

Eric was born in Dumfries and has lived here all his life other than a period taking his degree in Civil Engineering at Heriot Watt University. After graduating he returned to the family farm at Dalswinton before later joining the Council Water & Sewerage Department, eventually Scottish Water. He took early retirement in 2003, partly due to disability, and has since then worked on a voluntary basis at a computer training centre in Annan.

He has always been a Queens fan and took in his first game as an 11 year old in April 1961. Work occasionally interfered with attendance over the years but he has missed only five home games in the last nine years.

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