Surrey stars Daniel Moriarty and Ben Geddes were guests of honour at this week’s annual meeting of the Surrey Disabled Supporters’ Association.
The young pair joined the meeting after a hard day’s winter work in the gym and Ken Barrington Cricket Centre, giving Members and fans the chance to ask questions about their career ambitions, winter plans and hopes for their team mates about enter battle Down Under in the Ashes.
The meeting allows Surrey fans with accessibility needs to get together and review the season, offering feedback on their experiences around The Kia Oval.
Accessible seating is a high priority at the ground, with two new areas built as part of the brand new Galadari Stand – one on the first floor and another area on the second tier of the stand, offering supporters with access requirements a choice of viewpoints.
At ground level, there are pre-existing areas square of the wicket on both sides of the ground, one in front of Archbishop Tenison’s School and the other on the edge of the Peter May Terrace. There are also well used areas behind the bowlers’ arm, both within the Micky Stewart Members’ Pavilion and in front of the JM Finn Stand at the Vauxhall End.
Wednesday’s meeting gave fans the chance to continue their conversations with the Club’s accessibility officer, Theresa Peters. Speaking after the meeting, she said: “This meeting is always a really important opportunity to see our Members and fans outside of the season and understand more about their experiences at The Kia Oval.
“We are always looking to improve the service we offer to all Surrey Members and it’s particularly important to understand the perspectives of people with specific requirements.”
If you would like to join the Surrey CCC Disabled Supporters’ Association or offer any feedback on your experience around accessibility at The Kia Oval, please contact Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org.