WHAT IS A SUPPORTER LIAISON OFFICER?
Doncaster Rovers continues to enjoy a unique relationship with its dedicated and fantastic supporter base and as such the club recognise the invaluable contribution made by each and every supporter in the on-going success of the club.
Through the Fan Engagement programme ‘In Rovers We Trust’; the club has opened various outlets and channels of dialogue to make the club as accessible and open to its supporters as it can be.
As such, the on-going Supporter Liaison Officer (SLO) project has played a vital part in the communication flow that exists between both the club and it’s supporters in the last two years.
Throughout this season the SLOs work extensively both behind the scenes and on match-days, communicating with both Doncaster Rovers fans and fans of other clubs on social media, message boards and email as well as meeting with several fans on match-days and during the week.
The SLOs attend regular meetings with the senior staff at Doncaster Rovers and communicate feedback from supporters, as well as advising the club on decisions that may affect supporters.
WHO ARE THE SLO’s?
Dean is 24 years old and has been a season ticket holder for over 20 years, attending almost every match with his granddad and his cousin.
As a young supporter he would stand on the main stand terrace at Belle Vue and has sat in the West Stand since the club moved to the Keepmoat in 2007.
One of his earliest memories as a Rovers supporter was at Belle Vue in the Macmillan Cup Final when Ian Duerden lobbed the ball over the Farnborough keeper from the Popular Stand side of the ground.
Many of you will know Sheila already from her role as a Stadium Angel on match days, a role which she performed for two years.
Sheila has supported the Rovers for over 40 years after moving down from Scotland.
She has represented Scotland at hockey and has worked for many years as a classroom assistant.
Sheila also volunteers with her local church and the Youth Offending Service.
HOW CAN YOU CONTACT THE SLO’s?
You can contact the SLO’s through a multitude of social media channels.
Facebook: DRFC SLO’s
You can also contact them via email at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have anything you would like to put to the club.
If you are a supporter of the visiting team, you can check out the @DRFC_AWAY where the SLO’s will endeavor to supply you with all the information you require for your visit to the Keepmoat Stadium.
On a match day, the SLO’s are present around the footprint of the stadium for approximately 90 minutes prior to kick off. Please feel free to approach them with any feedback or questions you may have. The SLO’s will be wearing official club polo shirts/jackets emblazoned with ‘SLO’ so they are easy to spot.
During the game Dean is based in the central area of the West Stand and Sheila is based in the central area of the East Stand. Should you have an issue during the match please feel free to approach them. If you cannot locate the SLO’s please contact your nearest steward and they will locate the SLO’s for you.
During half time, the SLO’s will be on the concourses and post-match can be found in the Belle Vue Bar.