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Nov
21

Meet the Candidates – on Saturday

The six people who are standing for election to the Trust Board – for which there are four positions available – will all be in the Caledonian Suite before the match vs Yeovil Town on Saturday.

They are (in alphabetical order):

  • Lisa Bowker
  • Mark Burrell
  • David Cook
  • John Derben
  • Tony Hector
  • Peter Lerner

They will be identifiable by name badges and all be available to answer your questions on why they are standing and what they hope ‘to bring to the table’.

You can read their submitted manifestos/biographies here Director Nominations

If you are unable to attend the Trust AGM on Wednesday 29th November, then please submit your votes (for up to four candidates) by using the Proxy Form 2017. 

You must be a current paid up member of the Trust to vote and/or attend the AGM

Other Trust Directors will be manning the usual table on Saturday to take membership renewals and contributions to the Share Scheme and/or the 500 Club 


Nov
19

Volunteers Update

Once again THANK YOU to those who helped with the strimming behind the Frank Adams Stand, this was an important piece of work that had to carried out.

Without all of you volunteers Wycombe Wanderers would be spending lots of money to have this type of work completed.

Wycombe Wanderers and the Trust appreciate all the work that you do, here are some of the areas that you have helped with so far this season:

  • Seat Cleaning
  • Painting of the Stairs in the Beachdean Stand
  • Painting of the Toilets
  • Weeding and Strimming around the ground
  • Car Parking
  • Programme Sales
  • General Maintenance

Thanks again and kind regards

John Derben (PALS Organiser)


Nov
15

AGM – Notice To Trust Members

Dear Member,

The Annual General Meeting of Wycombe Wanderers Trust will be held on Wednesday 29th November, starting at 7.30pm in the Caledonian Suite at Adams Park. The venue will be open to members from 6.30pm, along with complimentary tea and coffee and the bar will be open.

The following documents are available by clicking on these links:

In accordance with the Trust’s Rules, one third of the current Trust Board is required to retire.
Dale Jenkins has decided to retire from the board.
Mark Burrell, David Cook and John Derben are offering themselves for re-election.
Lisa Bowker, Tony Hector and Peter Lerner are also offering themselves for election. As there are six nominees for four available positions, there will be a ballot this year. Click on the Director Nominations link above to read their individual statements.

The six nominees will be in the Caledonian Suite from 1.00pm on Saturday 25th November, prior to the Yeovil Town match, should you wish to meet them..

For those members unable to attend, proxy forms are included for completion and return.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the Trust – secretary@wycombewandererstrust.com, on matchdays in the Caledonian Suite or on Twitter – @wwtrust

We hope to see you on Wednesday 29th November.


Nov
9

Lucky Winners Announced – They Joined the 500 Club 18 and Won an Evening with Bayo

The names of 2 lucky winners were drawn last Saturday in the Caledonian Suite after the post match player Q&A session and these two were chosen – Alex Hume and Kevin Skidmore.

Each of them won:

  • a FREE invite of two tickets and to meet Adebayo Akinfenwa on the evening of the club’s event on Thursday 9th November at Adams Park
  • the opportunity to come back stage and meet ‘Bayo’ before the evening event commences

The event is for Bayo to share his tales with guests following his book launch a week earlier. More details of that can be found here

Please sign up here to support the 500 Club’s boost for Gareth’s Player Budget and to put yourself in with a chance of winning this special prize.

120 fans have now joined the 500 Club 18 and between them have committed a sum of £18,150.

Please do your bit if you can by going to www.500wanderers.co.uk


Oct
24

Trust Membership Renewals Are Due

Membership fees for 2017-2018 become due on 1st November.
The majority of members pay by Standing Order but if you use other means a reminder that you can pay by cash or cheque at the Trust table in the Caledonian Suite before home games.

Alternatively send a cheque to Wycombe Wanderers Trust at Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe HP12 4HJ or pay directly into the Trust account, sort code 40-24-38, account no. 81390031 – using your membership number as your reference. 

If you are not yet a member and wish to attend the AGM on 29th November there is still time to join. You can do this at the Trust table in the Caledonian Suite or by emailing johnbig@wycombewandererstrust.com for an application form. You can also pick up a form from reception at Adams Park during office hours or download one here Membership-Form

Whatever way you pay your continued membership is much appreciated and we look forward to seeing as many paid up members as possible at the AGM.

John Bignell

Membership Secretary


Oct
21

Fans Keep On Giving So We Can Provide (Updated October 2017)

Notwithstanding the success of the 500 Club in the last year, 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 150 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 £545,000 has been banked with more than a further £190,000 committed to be received over this and the next 2 seasons. 

So what are we doing with your money?

Much of the initial inflow has gone 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
  • New club flag
  • Medical equipment to boost return of injured players
  • Replacement seats 
  • 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

If you feel that fan ownership is worth more than the annual membership fee, then do join in with those who are contributing a bit (or a lot) more. See any Trust Director manning the table before each home game in the Caledonian Suite or go to our special Share Offer page via this link .

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


Sep
11

Save The Dates

Dear Member,

I am writing to give you advance notice of some important dates for Trust members in the next few months:

On or before Friday 3 November, nomination forms must be received for candidates for election as Trust Directors at the 2017 AGM. We will email members with more information about this nearer the time, including how to go about securing nomination, but in the meantime do please consider whether you would like to be considered for election to the Trust Board, or whether there is any other member you would like to nominate.

Trust Directors retiring by rotation this time are Mark Burrell, David Cook, John Derben and Dale Jenkins.

There will then be a “Meet the Candidates” opportunity in the Caledonian Suite before the home game against Yeovil on Saturday 25 November.

The Trust AGM itself will be held on the evening of Wednesday 29 November, in the Caledonian Suite. The agenda will, as usual, include not only the election of directors but also the approval of the Trust accounts for the year to 30 June 2017, a presentation on the last year’s activities, and a general Q&A session.

As in previous years, we will also be holding a Finance Forum, to enable those who are interested to delve a little deeper into the Trust’s accounts than is practical at the AGM. The Finance Forum this year will take place on the evening of Monday 11 December, in Monty’s Bar.

Further details on all these events will be sent in due course but the directors are keen that as many members as possible are involved and so we want to ensure you have the dates for your diary now.

With best wishes

Trevor Stroud
Chairman


Sep
8

500 Club Goes Again for 2018 Window

Chairboys fans have the opportunity once again to help play their part in the club’s on-field success by becoming a 500 Club member for the 2017/18 season.

Now in its second year, the 500 Club – an idea initiated and developed by a group of supporters – aims to raise £75,000 to be spent on new players or extending the contracts of current players, having contributed to the strengthening of the squad in the last January transfer window.

Manager Gareth Ainsworth was able to reward star striker Scott Kashket with a new deal and bring Dominic Gape and Sam Saunders to the club on permanent transfers using funds from the 500 Club, all of which are generated by the Wanderers’ loyal supporters.

500 Club ’18 is now open, inviting fans to sign up for £150 a year, either as a one-off payment or via monthly instalments of £12.50. Members will receive a 500 Club ’18 badge, entry into a number of draws with money-can’t-buy prizes, second priority (after season ticket holders) for high-demand away cup games, and an invitation to an exclusive event with the players.

Club and Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud said:

“We were blown away by the success of the 500 Club in its first year, and on behalf of Gareth and everyone at the club, I’d like to say thank you once again to everyone who contributed and played their part in keeping the squad as strong as it could be. It would be fantastic if we could achieve similar results with the 500 Club this season and make more funds available for the January transfer window.”

Visit 500wanderers.co.uk to sign up today.


Aug
26

Let WWSET’s FFIT Programme Help You Get In Shape

Football Fans in Training is a hugely successful lifestyle programme aimed at men aged 35 – 65 years old with a waist size of 38 inches or more.

Delivered at professional clubs, by professional clubs, participants get the chance to learn about diet & nutrition, healthy lifestyle choices and take part in the gentle physical activity.

Each of the scheduled WWSET FFIT programmes will run one evening a week for 12 weeks at Adams Park, with participants building up their ability to take part in some football-related activity. Whilst improving the health and wellbeing of our fans, the FFIT programme will also provide a behind-the-scenes look at Wycombe Wanderers FC.

The FREE weekly sessions are split between education based workshops and physical activity training with all sessions delivered by WWSET’s professional coaches. Participants will also receive a free WWFC top and jogging bottoms each.

The main aims of the programme are to:

  • Increase knowledge of diet & nutrition
  • Improve lifestyle choices
  • Increase physical activity amongst participants
  • Reduce weight and waist measurements
  • Increase engagement in other physical activity

To sign up for the WWSET FFIT programme all you have to do is meet the criteria below. It’s a great opportunity to improve your fitness, lose weight, and train with fellow supporters at Adams Park but places are limited so don’t delay…get in touch with us to reserve your place!

There are three courses being delivered across the next year:

Dates:

17th May – 2nd August 2017 – Course One successfully completed

6th September – 22nd November 2017 – now in progress

10th January – 28th March 2018 – Book Now!

The courses will take place on a Wednesday evening (6:00 pm – 7.30pm)

Location:

Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, Bucks.HP12 4HJ

Eligibility:

You are eligible to take part if you are a male between 35 and 65 years old and meet any of the following criteria:

Trouser waist size of 38 inches+

Belly 100cm+ (measure your waist and go around your belly!)

BMI of 27+ (Calculate this by visiting http://www.nhlbisupport.com/bmi/)

Contact:

To register please email sam.parker@wwfc.com or phone 01494 455736 with the details below:

Name

Address

DOB

Contact Telephone and/or Email

BMI / Belly / Trouser size


Aug
25

New Dressing Rooms – Paid For By The Trust Members

This summer extensive work had to be done to enlarge and improve the Adams Park dressing rooms used by home and away players and matchday officials in order to keep up to required standards.

The cost of this work was met by the football club but they have now received sizeable donations from the Trust member’s contributions to the Community Share Scheme.

This use of Share Scheme money is firmly in line with the stated intentions when the scheme was launched back in 2015 – one of which was to “modernise the changing facilities” which together with other improvements would also “improve our chances of staging other events such as Under 21 international games”

Read also https://www.wycombewanderers.co.uk/news/2017/july/changing-room-renovations-signal-progress-says-boss/

Other projects covered by Share Scheme donations are listed in an earlier article on this website

If you would like to know how you can join the Share Scheme and help support your club financially please email shares@wycombewandererstrust.com


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28/09/2017

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70 Years A Chairboys Fan – Well Done Dave!

25/09/2017

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Get Well Soon – Eddie Ball

21/09/2017

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PALS Working Parties

31/08/2017

Please see below message from Trust Director John Derben: “It’s that time again, we need to tackle the banks around the car park. Several of you have asked about the dates and I can now confirm that with agreement with the club, we have now fixed Sunday 10th September and Sunday 24th September for our [more…]

Fulham at Home For Our First Cup Game of The Season

06/08/2017

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25/07/2017

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09/07/2017

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29/06/2017

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Trust Board Deliberations

22/06/2017

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