This Saturday the Milton Keynes Dons Supporters Association (MKDSA) will host a special 10th Anniversary celebration in the Players’ Lounge at stadiummk.
On 23rd October 2003 there were 30 fans who met at the National Hockey Stadium in Milton Keynes and formed an organisation which is now known as the Milton Keynes Dons Supporters Association.
Ten years on and the MKDSA has several hundred members from the Milton Keynes area, South London and further afield in Europe, North America and Australia.
The Association, which is run by a group of unpaid volunteers, works in conjunction with the Football Club and the local community to represent the interests of fans, raise money for charitable causes and organise social events.
It has representatives on the various Club working groups and operates numerous initiatives including a supporters’ football club, magazine, golf society and website.
This Saturday, after the Dons play host to Rotherham, the MKDSA will celebrate a decade of work with the Ten Memorable Years: The Event which will bring together fans, players and representatives of Milton Keynes Dons.
BBC 3 Counties Radio presenter Luke Ashmead will compere the evening which includes live music, a 10 question Dons quiz, an auction of Sporting Memorabilia, video highlights of the best moments from the 10 years and a disco.
Chairman of MKDSA John Brockwell said: “Each year a willing group of supporters’ step forward and work hard for their fellow supporters’ and the club, driving the Association forward and gaining respect from all quarters. I’m proud of what each and every individual has achieved to help make our club what it is today, a model for every other club in the land. We’d love to see as many supporters as possible at the event to celebrate the first 10 years of the MK Dons Supporters Association.”
Fans of MK Dons have developed a reputation for being the best behaved in English football. The MKDSA hope as many fellow supporters as possible will join them on the night. A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased through the MKDSA website – www.mkdsa.co.uk
, at the MKDSA Info point during the match, or on the door. Entry is just £5.50 with a £2 discount for member of the MKDSA.
Karl Robinson, MK Dons manager, added: “The MKDSA have worked tirelessly over the years in the fight to be recognised as an official supporters’ organisation and continue to fight for the Club on a weekly basis. Whilst the MKDSA can be proud of the Club and its achievements, we as a Club can be proud to be represented by such honourable and strong bunch of supporters.”