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Sep
15

Get your Accrington Badges at the Portsmouth Game on Saturday 21st

Terry Hall cannot be at our home game vs Accrington on Tuesday night and his normal cover is also not available.

However the Matchday Badges will be available when Terry’s son Graham is at Adams Park on Saturday 21st before the big game vs Portsmouth.

Regular badge buyers/collectors can catch up then.

Plenty of other WWFC- themed badges are also available from Terry’s stall on home matchdays with all profits being donated to the Trust to help fundraise for the Football Club.


Sep
4

WWFC Acquisition Update September 2019

As we are sure that you will know by now, Rob Couhig has been in discussions with the Trust to acquire 75% of the shares of WWFC, since late June. Those discussions have now reached the stage where the deal structure has been broadly agreed between the lawyers representing both parties. There are still a number of issues that need to be finalised and it is hoped that these can be agreed in the next two to three weeks.

Assuming that these are resolved in that time frame, then we would hope to get an agreement signed with Rob Couhig by the end of September. This will of course need to be ratified by 75% of Legacy Members voting in favour of the proposed deal. As soon as the deal is finally agreed a meeting of all Trust Members will be called to update them on the overall shape and details of the agreement and then the process of getting Legacy Members to vote will be started.

The Adams Park Stadium will remain 100% Trust owned. Neither the Club nor the Stadium will hold any debt, nor will the assets be available to be used as security. The enshrined rights will also be protected.

A Legacy Member is someone who has been a STH for four consecutive seasons, including this one and who is a member of the Trust. The cut-off date for becoming a Legacy member and being able to vote on the deal, is end of day on 21st September. Trust membership costs £10 and you can join by filling in the form on the Trust website, (Click Membership and Rules at top of home page) or visiting the Trust table in the Caledonian suite, prior to one of the next three homes games against Lincoln, Accrington or Portsmouth.

If there are any Trust Members that have any concerns that would prevent them from supporting this proposal, then please contact Trevor Stroud, trevor.stroud@wwfc.com or Rob Couhig, couhigre@couhigpartners.com in order to try to resolve them.

We hope that the Legacy Members will support this agreement when it is put to the vote, as we, your Trust Board, sincerely believe that it is the right deal to ensure the long term survival of the Football Club and to make certain that we continue the great start to the season that we have made in League 1.

There will also be a Fans Forum – open to all Wanderers fans – at Adams Park in the Caledonian Suite on September 19th, which will be hosted by Trevor Stroud, Rob Couhig and Gareth Ainsworth. This will be an opportunity for fans to discuss any issues relating to the Club, the Trust and the playing side of the business. Full details will be published later on the Club website. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

On behalf of the Trust Board


Aug
20

Try Walking Football with Wycombe Wanderers?

Come Back to Football!

Walking Football is designed to help people keep an active lifestyle despite their age or physical condition, as well as getting those back playing football who have previously had to stop for whatever reason.

The aims of the Wycombe Wanderers Walking Football Club (“WWWFC”) are to:

  • Provide people the opportunity to still play the game;
  • Improve the physical fitness and health levels of participants;
  • Increase levels of social interaction and therefore personal wellbeing via participation in walking football sessions.

Despite the fact that no running is allowed, the walking format of football is surprisingly tiring, and you certainly work up a sweat.

WWWFC has been running since 2015 and consists of two all-inclusive drop-in sessions during the week (one session during the winter months) and also two representative teams that compete in the Thames Valley Walking Football League, playing against clubs from Bracknell, Wokingham, Oxford, Watford, and Maidenhead amongst others.

WWWFC is managed by its participants which gives ownership and freedom to direct the sessions as the players see fit. There is a committee in operation that ensures that the main objectives associated with the sessions, those of fun, enjoyment and inclusivity, always remain at the forefront of thinking.

So if you would like to come and give Walking Football a try please get in touch with WWSET on 01494 455736 or via email on community@wwfc.com.

Alternatively feel free to turn up at one of the sessions as there’s no need to book:

  • Venue: Amersham & Wycombe College (Flackwell Heath Campus, Spring Lane, HP10 9HE)
  • Day: Every Tuesday (all year) and every Thursday (April – Oct)
  • Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Playing surface: 4G

Aug
7

Trust Directors get behind Alex Pattison

Alex Pattison of Wycombe Wanderers & Sponsor photo during the Wycombe Wanderers FC Squad Photo Day at Adams Park, High Wycombe, England on 29 July 2019. Photo by Jeremy Nako.

This season the WW Trust Directors have chosen to sponsor the away shirt of recent signing Alex Pattison.

Board members Trevor Stroud, Alan Cecil, David Cook and Tony Hector were those able to be present at the squad photo session day recently held and Adams Park.

The Club’s signing of midfielder Alex Pattison only became possible thanks to the wonderful contributions of Chairboys fans who supported the 500 Club initiative. It is still not too late to contribute if you wish please use this link https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/fans/500-club/


Aug
2

New Season means New Badges

Some of the new Matchday badges that will be on sale this season

Once again we are fortunate to have the services of Terry’s Badges for all our home matches this season.

Terry (or his deputy when there is a fixture clash with AFC Wimbledon) will be situated next to the first programme hut as you enter Adams Park gates.

Over £15000 has been donated to the Trust from the sale of the Matchday and other WWFC-themed badges during the last few seasons and they have proved very popular with both home and away fans.

We are committed to buying 100 badges for each game and sometimes Terry is close to selling out, so do get to him early if you can.

Thanks for your support with this fundraising effort.


Jul
15

Watch Rob Couhig’s opening address at Trust meeting

Rob Couhig introduces himself to Wycombe Wanderers Trust members at Adams Park on Thursday 11th July.


Jul
13

Slides from Trust Members Meeting 11th July 2019

Here below is a link to the slides used by Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud for his presentation at the start of the Trust Members Meeting on Thursday 11th July

TRUST MEMBERS MEETING 11 July 2019


Jul
2

Trust agree deal in principle with Rob Couhig

The board of directors of Wycombe Wanderers Trust are in advanced discussions with American sports team owner Rob Couhig in relation to Mr Couhig becoming a shareholder of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.

The Trust have been in discussions with a number of interested parties since announcing their intention to attract investment into the football club last September and have now reached an agreement in principle with Mr Couhig, who will also appoint football consultant Mark Palmer and financial consultant Peter Couhig to the club’s management team.

In addition to the investment of funds into the club’s on and off-field operations, Rob Couhig and his team will have direct involvement in the club’s ongoing management and will review all operations to help create a sustainable model for future success, with a view to securing the backing of the Trust’s Legacy Members – those who have held a season ticket for four or more consecutive seasons – for the acquisition of a majority share in the future.

It is intended that, at that point, neither the club nor its Adams Park stadium will hold any debt, nor will the assets be available to be used as security.

Rob Couhig is an investor, lawyer, businessman and above all, a sports fan and former owner of his hometown baseball team, the New Orleans Zephyrs. During his ownership, the Zephyrs were among the most successful Triple-A baseball clubs, at an equivalent level to the EFL Championship.

Together with his team, and his wife Missy, Mr Couhig plans to develop strong links with the local community, drive the club forward by supporting Gareth Ainsworth’s endeavours in recruiting and retaining the best players available, and place significant emphasis on improving the matchday experience at Adams Park.

Trevor Stroud, chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Trust, said: “We are delighted to have reached an agreement in principle with Rob Couhig and welcome him into the football club at the beginning of what we strongly believe will be a fruitful and successful journey over many years to come.

“For more than a year now, the Trust board have held the view that the football club requires investment to remain sustainable and to help the club continue the excellent progress it has made in recent times.

“Rob has demonstrated a real and genuine commitment to adopting the values that make this club a proud part of its local community, and also carries the ambition, expertise and financial resource to be able to build on the foundations that we have in place.

“Since the withdrawal of an offer from our previous recommended partners in March, we have continued discussions with a number of wide-ranging parties and conducted meticulous legal and financial reviews into each party to identify what we believe to be the best route forward.

“We now look forward to introducing Rob and his team to the Trust members and supporters of the club, and believe that together we can help Gareth Ainsworth strengthen the team on the pitch and improve the experience for all visitors to Adams Park through a shared vision of what is right for Wycombe Wanderers and its supporters.

“Rob shares our belief that the progress that we can achieve over the coming months will provide a suitable platform to enable Rob to reach the next level of financial backing by acquiring a majority share in the football club.

Rob Couhig said: “It is a privilege to join the team at Wycombe Wanderers and I’m honoured to be arriving at the club at a time when the club has achieved such fantastic progress in recent years. I would firstly like to thank the board of directors of Wycombe Wanderers Trust for selecting me as their preferred route forward and pledge with my hand on my heart to do the very best that I can for this proud football club.

“You have a fantastic structure in place that I believe I can help develop on and off the pitch, and I look forward to working alongside Gareth Ainsworth, the rest of the staff and the supporters to develop a plan to ensure that the achievements of the past five years are built upon. I am hugely passionate about creating a great fan experience at games and I know we can increase attendances by making Adams Park a truly entertaining place to come and watch football.

“This will be a collective effort, and it will need us all to pull in the same direction to make sure we make a success of the opportunity that lies ahead of us. Positive change may not happen overnight, but I will give full support to every department of the club and I’m extremely confident that supporters will gradually be able to see that our combined efforts will pay off for the benefit for everyone associated with Wycombe Wanderers.”

Wycombe Wanderers Trust have called a meeting for all members at Adams Park on Thursday 11th July. Full details will be sent directly to members via email in due course.


Jun
12

New 500 Club Launched

Working with the Football Club, we have just launched the 500 Club for a third time, giving fans the opportunity to contribute to the playing budget for the year ahead.

Membership to the 500 Club begins at the £20 per month rate or a one-off contribution of £240.

To make the single payment option or choose the monthly option go to this link https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2019/june/one-off-payments-to-500-club-now-available/

If you want to donate any other sum, then please call the club office 01494 472100 where they can take a card payment from you over the phone – during their office hours of 10am-5pm Monday to Friday.

This initiative has been driven by the Trust, but with the support of all the various fan groups.

Full details can be found here: https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2019/june/500-club-returns/

As rewards, we invited fans to the Fixture Release Day breakfast on Thursday June 20th, will be creating a changing room plaque in their name, and will issue regular ‘spot’ prizes whenever we hit a certain milestone.

If there are any technical problems regarding payments, please could fans email Nigel Kingston at nigel@wycombewandererstrust.com.


Nov
20

Audited Accounts FYE 30th June 2018 – UPDATED 7.11.18 & 20.11.18

22.10.18 The Audit of Accounts for Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Group Ltd, (t/a WW Trust), Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Ltd and Frank Adams Legacy Ltd has now been completed and most of the respective boards have now signed off their annual reports (WWSGL will do theirs this week).

Copy of the accounts for WWFC Ltd has now been sent to Ordinary and Founder Shareholders of that company by email (or by post where necessary) and a copy has been placed on this website under our Share Offer heading http://www.wycombewandererstrust.com/share-offer where, since the launch of the Trust Share Scheme, all our accounts have been available.

UPDATE: 7th November 2018 The signed audited accounts for Frank Adams Legacy Limited are now available and have been added to the same page – for sake of continuity

UPDATE: 20th November 2018 Ahead of the AGM next week, the audited accounts for Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Group Ltd (t/a WW Trust) have been added to the same page as above or can be viewed via this link WWSGL – signed accounts to 30.6.18


Sep
14

Use Easyfundraising to Raise More Funds for Wycombe Wanderers as You Shop Online

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Wycombe Wanderers Trust?

It’s a really simple way to raise money for Wycombe Wanderers Trust through your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 retailers including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, and it’s completely free!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wycombewandererstrust/

and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to Wycombe Wanderers Trust for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Wycombe Wanderers will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.


Aug
8

Fans Keep On Giving….. So We Can Provide (Updated June 2019)

Notwithstanding the success of the 500 Club in the last year or so, the WW Trust Share Scheme launched in 2015 continues to thrive and produce much needed income for the Football Club.

Over ‘one hundred and eighty’ fans are still contributing with either monthly or annual payments to the Trust over a five year period and these are on top of the 160 who have made one-off payments in the last couple of years.

Those single payments have been of amounts between the minimum of £100 and the maximum of £100,000.

To date some £650,000 has been banked with a further £32,000 committed to be received over the coming season and a bit.

So what are we doing with your money?

Much of the initial inflow went into helping to stabilise the financial position of the football club by providing some much needed working capital. This allows WWFC to be able to pay its bills, (present and past) in line with agreed schedules and repayment plans.

As was outlined in our Share Scheme prospectus/brochure we have also been able to provide the money to make the best use of our prized asset – Adams Park. So far, some of the completed projects, which are thanks to Share Scheme money (and which would not have been affordable otherwise) are:

  • New lawnmower (from OWWSA contributions)
  • New club flag
  • Medical equipment to boost return of injured players
  • Replacement seats (Summer 2016 – from OWWSA Contributions)
  • New TVs for concourse etc
  • Big Screen repairs
  • Player Purchase – Michael Harriman
  • GPS Equipment – the player running tracking system
  • Security Fence for away end
  • Fixing of the heating/Air Con system in Caledonian Suite
  • Paint for various stadium areas (from OWWSA contributions)
  • Full structural survey of the stadium – required for safety certificate reasons
  • More paint (Summer 2017)
  • Further replacement seats (Summer 2017)
  • Essential refurb and extension of the dressing rooms – as demanded by the EFL (Summer 2017)
  • Upgrade of the CCTV equipment – so vital to maintain our safety certificate
  • Replacement IT equipment for Gareth and his team at the training ground – from OWWSA contributions
  • Contributions towards repair and maintenance of the Adams Park floodlights – from OWWSA contributions
  • Even more replacement seats – December 2017
  • New boiler to provide hot water for the players and staff at the training ground
  • Essential repairs and replacement of lighting units in the Frank Adams Stand
  • £3k contribution to pitch hire costs for Wycombe Wanderers Ladies FC
  • Costs of streaming live the Trust Members Meeting (July 2019)

The Share Scheme is now closed to new investors. Those who signed up to pay over a five year plan are seeing out the remaining length of their commitment.

Any questions on the scheme can be sent by email to shares@wycombewandererstrust.com


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Volunteer Request /Fan Protection

08/08/2019

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Details of Thursday’s Trust members meeting

05/07/2019

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23/05/2019

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Trust Matters: Chairman’s Programme Notes – 4th May

04/05/2019

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Investment Update – 11th April

11/04/2019

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Trust Members Update – Sunday 7th April

07/04/2019

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Investment Update – 14th March

14/03/2019

Wycombe Wanderers Trust can provide an update on the process of investment into the football club, following a meeting of the Trust board on Monday evening. The board assessed in great detail two offers of investment, one from Bill Luby and Jim Collis seeking a majority shareholding, and one from Andrew Harman seeking an initial [more…]

Trust Members Update – 7th March

07/03/2019

Wycombe Wanderers Trust are pleased to confirm that they have received a formal offer for an initial minority shareholding in the football club from Andrew Harman and will be meeting Mr Harman this week to discuss the offer in more detail. The Trust board will then give full consideration to both Mr Harman’s offer and [more…]

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20/02/2019

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Extension Granted for Becoming a Legacy Member

14/02/2019

At the Legacy Members’ meeting on 28th January, a request was made to reconsider the cutoff date for Trust membership which, providing the 4 consecutive Season tickets criteria is satisfied, would lead to Legacy Membership status. It has been agreed that the cutoff date for applications for Trust membership that would allow such applicants to become [more…]

Updated Timeline for Investment Process

06/02/2019

Wycombe Wanderers Trust are now able to update members on a revised timeline in the process relating to potential investment to provide long-term stability for the football club. As previously communicated, a meeting was due to be held on Monday 28th January whereby Legacy Members would hear a presentation of a formal offer made by [more…]

Information from Legacy Members Meeting 28th January 2019

30/01/2019

To view the slides that Trevor Stroud used on Monday, please click on the download button below.We are writing up the answers to questions posed during the evening and these will be added shortly. Download