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Apr
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

6th September – 22nd November 2017

10th January – 28th March 2018

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


Apr
23

Fans Council To Debate EFL (Checkatrade) Trophy

Many of our fans have had strong views on the changes made to the EFL Trophy competition.

Given that the future of this competition is now under consideration, the Trust and Club are asking the Fans Council to act as a forum for opinion which will be fed back to both boards.

So this Thursday 27th April at 7.30pm in Monty’s Bar there is a chance for all fans to come along and have their say on the matter.

The Checkatrade trophy did give WWFC a chance to give game time to some players who were not getting a regular start in the first team and of course provided some much needed prize money. That unbudgeted income has helped boost the club’s finances in terms of ‘football fortune’ and, along with the 500 Club money, meant that players did not have to be sold to ‘balance the books’.

Do come along on Thursday.


Apr
20

Trust Share Scheme – Certificates for 2016-17

We are now preparing the Share Certificates for those Trust Members who have invested into the Trust Community Share Scheme over the past year.

This is an arduous process given the amount of paperwork required in order to satisfy the requirements of HM Revenue and Customs but this does allow those who are eligible and who have opted to do so, to claim back 30% of their investment by way of tax relief because of our scheme’s qualification under the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

We hope to have all Share Certificates and (where required) the Tax Certificates out by the middle of May with the aim that many of them can be collected at either of our last two home matches.

If your surname begins with A or B, then yours are ready for collection from the Trust table in the Caledonian Suite before Saturday’s game vs Doncaster.


Apr
19

Ordinary & Founder WWFC Shareholders – A Copy of the Club’s 2015/16 Annual Accounts

The Club has recently emailed its’ 2015/16 audited accounts to all WWFC Ordinary and Founder Shareholders for whom it has email addresses. With 64% of all shareholders having an email address, this is clearly a cost effective way of reaching the majority of the WWFC shareholder base.

  • If you are a WWFC shareholder and haven’t received a copy, but have an email address, then please provide it to david_f_cook@msn.com when our records will be updated and a copy emailed to you
  • If you are a WWFC shareholder but don’t have an email address, then you may access a copy of the Club’s abbreviated accounts at the Companies House website https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/  using Company Number 5132509 as the search criteria.

Apr
19

Get All Your Badges on Saturday

Terry’s Badges stall will be back at Adams Park before the big game vs Doncaster on Saturday 22nd April.

The Badge Stall will now be located in the new “Fans Zone” just inside the Adams Park gates and you should find Terry just next to the first programme hut.

We apologise if some of you did not get badges for the Notts County, Cheltenham and/or Mansfield games but these will all be available this Saturday.

Terry will also will have a range of other WWFC – themed badges for sale as well as his huge collection from other clubs.

Each badge costs just £3 with profits on our badges donated to the Trust for helping with the Football Club’s finances.

If you want to buy a set of all this season’s badges and have them in a special frame (see right), then please get you order into Terry as soon as possible.

Thanks for all your support this season with this fundraising scheme.

 


Apr
8

Trust Directors Sponsor ‘Sweet Luke O’Nien’

Luke O’Nien with Directors during the Wycombe Wanderers Player Sponsors End of Season Dinner at Adams Park, High Wycombe, England on 6 April 2017. Photo by David Horn / PRiME Media Images.

The Trust Directors have again personally sponsored the home shirt of Luke O’Nien this season and a good number of them were present at the Player Kit Sponsors Dinner on Thursday night.

Pictured (l to r) with Luke are David Roberton, Alan Cecil, David Cook, John Bignell, Trevor Stroud and Dale Jenkins.

Thanks to Prime Media Images for the photograph.

Along with a good number of other sponsors, the Trust Directors pledged on the night to renew their sponsorship for next season, though this will need to be ratified at the next Trust Board meeting. The cost of this sponsorship is met by the directors themselves and not out of Trust funds.


Mar
27

500 Club – Target Reached!

Chairboys supporters have achieved the target of raising £75,000 for the playing budget through the 500 Club initiative. 

A huge thank you to all fans who’ve supported the 500 Club as we hit the £75,000 target on Saturday 25th March. This huge contribution to the playing budget has allowed Gareth to strengthen the squad in January and help provide a platform to enable us to aim for the play offs. An amazing 439 fans have joined the 500 Club and made donations to the playing budget.

Launched in September, the 500 Club invited fans to commit at least £150 – either as a one-off payment or in monthly instalments – to be spent on new signings and/or players’ contracts, with Scott Kashket (right) and Dominic Gape amongst those whose deals at Adams Park were part-funded by the scheme.

Contributors have been rewarded along the way by a series of prize draws, and each fan has received a signed squad photo as a thank you for their show of support.

The latest prize winner is Phil Holman, who has been selected as the 500 Club’s representative at the player kit sponsors’ dinner next week, with the 500 Club sponsoring Kashket’s away shirt.

All 500 Club members have been invited to a private event with the players in the Caledonian Suite at Adams Park after the match against Mansfield Town on Friday 14th April, which includes a meal, raffle, speeches and the presentation of the 500 Club Player of the Year, voted for by contributors.

Any members who have not yet confirmed their attendance should do so by contacting Nigel Kingston at nigel@ascom.net or 01494 677160. When replying, please state your nomination for your 500 Club Player of the Year.

See the 500 Club website for more details about the initiative: 500wanderers.co.uk


Mar
13

Save The Date: Annual Player Awards Dinner

Wanderers’ Annual Player Awards Dinner will take place on Sunday 30th April in the Caledonian Suite at Adams Park

There will be presentations for the worthy winners of the Players’ and Supporters’ Player of the Season prizes, plus Goal of the Season, Community Player, Unsung Hero and Young Player.

The main details of this event are found via this link

Look out for more details in due course, including information on how you can get involved in the voting.


Mar
12

Can You Help Jenny’s Ride for Cancer Charity?


OWWSA Committee Member, Trust Member, PALS Volunteer
and loyal WWFC supporter Jenny Priest is taking part in the “Ride The Night” cycle challenge on May 27th, pedalling 100km through London in aid of Women vs Cancer

Jenny (pictured left with Alfie Mawson) lost her mum to cancer and is looking to raise as much money as possible to help kick out breast, ovarian and cervical cancers.

If you’re able to make a donation, please visit this link or speak to her around the ground on matchdays (usually found in the Caledonian Suite).

Thanks for any support you can give this great effort for worthy causes.


Feb
19

Fans Keep On Giving So We Can Provide

Notwithstanding the success of the 500 Club in recent months, the WW Trust Share Scheme launched in 2014 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 144 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 £470,000 has been banked with more than a further £270,000 committed to be received over this and the next 3 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)

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


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20/04/2016

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Football Club Accounts 2015-16 Published

16/02/2017

Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Limited (“WWFC”) has now filed with Companies House its audited accounts for the year ended 30th June 2016. A copy of these abbreviated accounts can be viewed by clicking here or on the link at the top of our home page to our Share Offer information page. WWFC is not required to [more…]

Trust Directors Talk Us Through Their Roles – Part 9

08/02/2017

The latest Trust Director to have had their piece published in the Matchday programme and then on here is John Derben.   John outlined his role on the board of Wycombe Wanderers Trust as follows: “Good afternoon and welcome to the fans of Portsmouth FC – my old stomping ground when in my teens I [more…]

Trust Directors Talk Us Through Their Roles – Part 8

07/02/2017

The latest Trust Board member to talk us through his role is Mark Burrell. “I’ve been a Trust Board Director for two years, and then joined the football club board in June 2015, working on a purely voluntary basis to create a sustainable football club and group, and build a legacy. Each director’s role is based [more…]

500 Club – over £70,000 raised so far

29/01/2017

It’s time for a further update on our 500 Club – Player Fund appeal. As of tonight the total raised has reached £70900 – thats 94.6% of target – donated by 418 of our fans. So we just need up to 27 fans committing £150 (or more) each to reach our target. Can we do this by the end of [more…]

Fans Council – Chance To Get Involved

20/01/2017

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Monty Seymour – Club President – R.I.P

13/01/2017

John D Taylor, vice-chairman of the Ex-Players Association, remembers the great Monty Seymour, who passed away on Thursday night aged 102. “Wycombe Wanderers management, directors, players, former heroes and fans have all been paying tribute after the death was announced of Club President Monty Seymour just four months short of his 103rd birthday. Happily, he [more…]

A Boost for the Share Scheme

08/01/2017

The Share Scheme is still alive and doing well!  Many thanks to all those who have already contributed and/or are still doing so for the next few years. This month an existing WW Trust Share Scheme shareholder Gareth Hayes wanted to acknowledge the 21st birthday of his son Amos by making an investment for him [more…]

Glen Fyrth R.I.P

05/01/2017

We were saddened to learn of the death this week of Glen Fyrth just a day after his 38th birthday. A resident of Marlow, Glen was a much loved Wycombe Wanderers fan and Trust member. Many of you will have known Glen and will have seen him at matches home and away (allegedly nearly being kicked out of [more…]

Trust Chairman Looks Ahead At 2017

03/01/2017

In case you missed this in the Newport match programme, ‘Parklife’ Trevor Stroud, Chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Trust had this to say about the year ahead: “As we start a New Year, I have more optimism for the future of our Football Club, than I have had since we took ownership in 2012. Not only [more…]

500 Club Showing Its Worth As Jamal Stays On

01/01/2017

Speaking on the news that loan goalkeeper Jamal Blackman has had his loan period from Chelsea extended until the end of this season, Manager Gareth Ainsworth had this to say: “There’s a lot of work to be done in January to keep this squad as strong as it can be and to give us a real [more…]