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News From The Boardroom

The Wycombe Wanderers Trust (“WWT”) Board met on Wednesday 15th October for their regular monthly meeting.

Andrew Howard as WWFC Chairman attended for the first part of the meeting and updated the WWT Board on various football club matters.

There are many new initiatives being formulated which WWFC will announce in due course, including the announcement of a new sponsor (Bucks New University) being obtained for the Valley End Terrace. Click here for more on that story.

The Trust has so far received about £2,500 from the Snowdon and Ben Nevis sponsored climbs undertaken by members this year. There is still more to come.

The WWT Community Share Offer Scheme document is now very close to completion with the new budgets included. This has to have HMRC approval for the EIS tax relief before we can formally launch the Share Scheme. The aim is still to launch this in November and we will combine this with a Trust Members Update Meeting.

Matchday Badge sales have so far produced a profit of £730 from the first 7 home games.

The Trust is also getting  further income from the use of Easyfundraising.com for online shopping.

Plans are now being finalised for the next informal Fans Night on Wednesday 29th October starting at 6.30pm in ‘Scores’. The emphasis this time will be on our younger fans for whom there will be age-related competitions with prizes to be won. More to be announced shortly on this event.

The renewal of the former Loakes Park WW1 memorial plaque is proving more costly than was hoped. If anyone knows of a company that could provide this service to us, then please get in touch with Keith Blagbrough.

The next AGM of the Trust will be held in February 2015.

The WWT Directors collectively have sponsored the away shirt of Peter Murphy.


Praise From The ‘Gasroomers’

Spotted yesterday on the Chairboys Gasroom was the following:

“The board deserve a tremendous amount of credit for sticking with Ainsworth. Yes, we stayed up by the skin of our teeth but what a turnaround.
Adams Park also has started to look good, the shiny new signs and lack of blank ones around the ground have really helped to improve the ambience.
I hope our potential lack of depth won’t become an issue from Xmas onwards. For now I am going to sit back and enjoy the ride.
This club is one to be really proud of again, long may it continue!”

and this:

The crowd seemed to grow in confidence: perhaps we were holding a bit in reserve in case it was needed, but towards the end our place was as in tune as I have ever known it.

I live a way away in East Anglia and for the first time for a long while was able to buy a season ticket this year – the aim was to help the club and with the intention of coming to a few games more than the handful I usually manage. However I find that I don’t want to miss a moment and I have managed every home game and the exciting trip to Portsmouth and to my most local game so far at Stevenage, which was also a treat to see.

It is always good to come to Adams Park but this year’s struggle to safety is especially good.

There certainly is a ‘feel-good’ factor around at the moment – long may it continue!



Get Your ‘Silly Little Dream’ Car Sticker next Saturday

Car sticker (2)A group of loyal Wycombe Wanderers fans have come up with some new fund-raising ideas under the ‘Silly Little Dream’ banner.

The first of these will see car stickers going on sale from near the Adams Park gates before the Dagenham home game for £1.50 each. They currently have 70 or so in stock from an initial 100 batch. You can email pressroom1887@hotmail.com if they would like one posted or ordered for you

The Trust and the Football Club are willing to support this independent initiative and are pleased to see its fans making efforts to spread the good word of Wycombe Wanderers and hope they will come on board with our own efforts – when they’re ready. Plans for a major marketing campaign starting in December are now well under way within the  Football Club.

For more news on the Silly Little Dream campaign, please follow them on Twitter @sillylittledrea and/or listen to the audio file within this blog http://philcatchpole.com/2014/10/06/a-silly-little-dream/


The Daleks Have Arrived at AP…………. and St George!

DALEKTo go along with the successful sale of Matchday Badges, we have commissioned some additional Wycombe Wanderers badges to be sold from the Terry’s Badges stall just inside Adams Park.

The first (recognising the new Doctor Who series on TV) is a Dalek badge in light and dark blue colours. These have been sold at other grounds and been very popular with both kids and adults!

WWFC2Terry will also have two WWFC badges based on the St Georges Flag – one in traditional red and white and the other in light and dark blue.

WWFC4The Dalek and St Georges badges will retail at £3 each of which £2 will be going to the WW Trust.

Pictures taken before the match with Cambridge (courtesy of Andy Rowland of UK Sports Pics):





How Would You Like to Choose the ‘Man of the Match’

wwfc 1You can do that by being a Match Sponsor. Why not club together with a few others for a tremendous matchday experience – see below.

There are still some opportunities for a Company or private individuals to sponsor a home league match at Adams Park this season.

A Match Sponsor package costs £375 + VAT per game and includes:

  • 6 Match Day Tickets
  • Reserved Car parking spaces
  • Use of the Woodlands Executive Lounge
  • Complementary programmes
  • PA announcements
  • LED screen advertising
  • Man of the match selection and presentation
  • Commemorative photograph


A Match Ball Sponsorship package costs £300 + VAT per game and includes:

  • 6 Match Day Tickets
  • Reserved Car parking spaces
  • Use of the Woodlands Executive Lounge
  • Complementary programmes
  • LED screen advertising
  • Presentation of Signed Football pitchside
  • Commemorative photograph


Player Sponsorship is also available at £400 + VAT.


Why not encourage your employer to help Wycombe Wanderers by taking a sponsorship package or even you can club together with a few others for a special day out!

More details on all the above can be found here



Frank Climbed For The Trust

Frank Burton Ben Nevis 2014Regular supporter and Trust member Frank Burton completed his climb of Ben Nevis last weekend and the Trust funds will be boosted by donations from those who sponsored him.

If you made a pledge or want to add to those donations, then please see Frank in the Vere Suite on Saturday or email secretary@wycombewandererstrust.com and Colin will pass on your details to Frank.


Trust Members Get a ‘Christmas Discount’

scan0144We are helping the Football Club to promote their programme of Christmas events this year.

These consist of several Christmas Party Nights, two Festive Lunches and the Wycombe Wanderers Fans Night.

Full details are given in the this brochure Christmas_Events 2014

The Christmas Party Nights are priced at £40 per head (with a £2 ‘early bird’ discount if you book and pay the deposit by 30th September. Trust Members will be entitled to 10% off the full price ie paying £36 per head.

The Festive Lunches are priced at £25 but again Trust Members can get 10% taken off this price.

The WW Fans Night is on Thursday 11th December with Players in Attendance so a great chance for fans and players to enjoy some pre-Christmas fayre together. Tickets for this are priced at £35 but again Trust Members and Season Ticket Holders can get a 10% discount - presumably just the once!

Full details on all these events can be obtained by contacting our Christmas Coordinators ap@adamspark.co.uk or 01494 455711

Other News...

Ale Festival Planned For Wombles Clash


The Vere Suite will host a special ale festival for the visit of AFC Wimbledon at our next home match on Saturday 18th October. There will be six new beers for fans to enjoy, plus a cider offering, from midday when the lounge opens, while the Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur [more...]

From The Bottom To The Top of League Two


Having praised Dale Hurman for his recent contributions to the national press, it seems only right to do the same with former regular supporter Ian Baker, whose match report from Saturday appears in The Times today. Click here Ian Baker Match Report – Times 13.10.14 for the pdf version

Dale Keeps Up With ‘The Times’


Once again it is good to see a Wycombe Wanderers fan (and Trust Member) having a match report published in the national press. Well done yet again to Dale Hurman for this report in today’s ‘Times’. Click on the picture (right) or on this link WWFC vs Northampton Match Report    

Come On Down to Scores Bar Wednesday Evening – 1st October


This is just a reminder that a number of Trust and Club directors will be in Scores on Wednesday, 1 October, from 7.30pm. These occasions are informal, with no agenda or presentations, and are simply a chance for any fans to come along and ask questions or discuss any issues on a one to one basis. [more...]

Trust Board September Meeting Report


The Wycombe Wanderers Trust Directors met last evening (Wednesday) for their regular monthly Board Meeting. It was acknowledged that in recent months we have not brought you this update but members and fans must be aware that during the period when the Trust was considering offers to purchase the Football Club, most of our time [more...]

Well Written Dale!


Well done to Trust Member and Gasroom regular Dale Hurman whose Match Report on Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Mansfield is published in The Times today. If you cannot read it from the picture (right), then here it is in pdf format Dale Hurman’s Match Report  

Payments Into The Trust Share Scheme


Following the Trust Members general meeting on Tuesday 10 June, fans who have pledged either one-off or annual subscriptions to the Share Scheme are now invited to make payments to us. These will be held securely in an escrow account and not loaned to the Club until our Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) approval is received. [more...]

Please Buy Matchday Badges on Saturday


Following their great popularity last season and at the Matt Bloomfield testimonial game with Chelsea, the Trust has committed to selling Matchday Badges for each home match in 2014-15. There are still a few left from our first three home fixtures vs Carlisle United, Tranmere Rovers and Bury. Badges for the game vs Mansfield on Saturday 13th September [more...]