History of the EDSA
The Everton Disabled Supporters' Association (EDSA) was born out of many years of frustration. Frustration at trying to persuade not only our own club Everton, but football clubs throughout the country of the need for a change in attitude and facilities for the disabled and as such we felt we needed a voice which would express our feelings to our football club.
A meeting was called for on Thursday 20th July 1995 to discuss the establishment of a group representing Everton disabled supporters. The meeting was very well attended and all present decided to set up the group. It was then that EDSA was officially formed.
EDSA is officially recognised by Everton Football Club and works closely with the club in trying to improve facilities for the disabled. Since that inaugural meeting there has been a better understanding and communication between the club and the disabled supporter.
EDSA represents all disabled supporters, irrespective of their disability and lends it's support to all disabled supporters visiting Goodison Park.
EDSA now has a fan base that is truly worldwide with members in Northern Ireland, Eire, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland, Australia, South Africa, and the United States.