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Jul
27

More Dates for Fans Meetings Announced

Following the success of the first such event, dates have been announced for the next three Fans Meetings being held in Scores.

Future dates are the first Wednesdays of the month: 6th August, 3rd September and 1st October, from 7.30pm.

These meetings are completely informal, with no agenda or presentations. They are intended as an opportunity for any fans to come and talk to us on a one-to-one basis about any issues, ask questions or pass on great ideas. A number of Trust and Club directors will be present.


Jul
17

Statement from Wycombe Wanderers Trust

Two years ago Wycombe Wanderers Trust took over the ownership of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club with Don Woodward taking on the position as Chairman for this historic club.

Don took over the Chairman’s role at a challenging time for the club and has worked tirelessly since then to establish a platform for growth. In this time the club has gone through many highs and lows and it is a credit to Don that he has steered the club to its current position.

Due to increasing personal work commitments Don has now decided that the time is right to step down as Chairman but he will remain on the Trust Board and assist the new Chairman .

We would like to thank Don for his vital input to Wycombe Wanderers over the many years and his commitment to the Chairman’s role over the last 2 years.

AHDon Woodward will officially step down as Chairman on the 31st July 2014 and be replaced by Andrew Howard (pictured right).

Andrew brings with him an established and successful background of business growth within the food industry and is actively involved in the motorsport Industry. Bringing with him a wealth of management and leadership experience, Andrew has been involved with WWFC for the last 5 years and takes on the role with Trust Board approval.

Don Woodward comments: “After two years as Chairman of the Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, the time has come for me to step down and hand over this challenging and rewarding role to Andrew Howard.  Having worked hard to provide a platform for this next stage of development, I am excited about this next chapter for the club and will remain on the trust board to help assist the new chairman in his role.

I have asked Andrew to take on the role from 1st August 2014, ready for the coming season, and wish him every success in this new and exciting chapter for the Club.”

Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud comments: “I would like to personally thank Don for his tireless commitment and the commendable job he has done as Wycombe Wanderers Chairman over the last 2 years. His efforts during the takeover two years ago and since have been an integral part of ensuring Wycombe Wanderers future as a professional football club.”

Andrew Howard comments: “I have been working closely with Don to ensure I am fully equipped to take on the role as Chairman, continuing to build a platform that the Club can grow from and I am very much looking forward to Wycombe Wanderers continuing its exciting journey.”

-Ends-


Jul
16

Get Your Special Badge to Help ‘Blooms’

Matt B TESTIMONIALThe Trust has acquired 300 specially made badges which went on sale on Wednesday night before the match between Wycombe Wanderers and Chelsea.

Almost all of the badges were sold on the night. If you still want to buy one please email alan@wycombewandererstrust.com  - first come first served.

All profits from the sale of these badges will go to Matt Bloomfield’s Testimonial Fund.

As before these badges will be on sale for just £3 each.

However in a change to last season, Matchday Badges will now be sold by our supplier Terry’s Badges who will have a stall just inside the main gates at Adams Park.

As well as our Matchday badges (for which the Trust will receive all profits at the same level as last season), Terry will be selling other badges but not any that conflict with those being sold in the Club Shop run by Kukri.


Jul
4

Supporters’ Matchday Bus Service for New Season

Agreement has now been reached with Arriva for the continuation of the Bus Service to and from Adams Park for both Saturday and Midweek matches at times and with prices held as below:

Saturday Service only 1500 kick off
Outward Journeys  
Wycombe Railway Station 1305 1405
Eden Bus Station 1315 1415
Cressex Park & Ride 1325 1425
Adams Park 1335 1435
Return Journey
Adams Park 1710
Cressex Park & Ride 1720
Eden Bus Station 1730
Wycombe Railway Station 1740

 

Monday to Friday Service 1945 kick off
Outward Journeys
Wycombe Railway Station 1750 1850
Eden Bus Station 1800 1900
Cressex Park & Ride 1810 1910
Adams Park 1820 1920
Return Journey
Adams Park 2145
Cressex Park & Ride 2155
Eden Bus Station 2205
Wycombe Railway Station 2215

 

There will be a simple, standard fare, irrespective of where passengers join or leave the service, of £2 single, £3 return with children up to the age of 16 and concessionary bus pass holders travelling free of charge.


Jun
19

Payments Into The Trust Share Scheme

trust-logo-200x80Following 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.

Payments can be made by cheque, payable to Wycombe Wanderers Trust Limited and sent to the Trust at Adams Park, Hillbottom Road, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP12 4HJ, or by direct transfer to HSBC, sort code 402438, account number 81390031. Please include your full name as a reference so we can identify you.

If your pledge is for monthly payments, we will contact you in due course for a standing order authority.

If you haven’t made a pledge yet and would like to do so, we would of course be very pleased to hear from you. Please use the form available here Community_Share_Scheme. As above, if your pledge is for a one-off or annual subscription, we would be pleased to receive payment now.

The total pledged is now just over £520,000 and more forms are arriving each day. It is really encouraging that a little momentum is building although of course there is a long way to go to hit our £2m target.

Thank you very much for your support.


Other News...

Thanks to the Seat Cleaning Fans

13/07/2014

More than 20 fans (some of them being among the club’s most elderly supporters) turned up at Adams Park on Sunday to start the process of cleaning all 8,000 stadium seats. As always this volunteering task was co-ordinated by OWWSA Chairman John Derben and those who gave their time were treated to a free lunch [more...]

The Gates Are Back

13/07/2014

The Adams Park gates damaged earlier this year by someone (allegedly) trying a ‘handbrake turn’ too close to them, have now been replaced and painted blue. Thanks to Alan Hodgson and Graham Roberts for volunteering to do the painting work. Sadly we haven’t yet been able to replicate the previous light and dark blue quartered pattern [more...]

Communication Meeting – Wednesday 2nd July

02/07/2014

The first of the informal monthly meetings in Scores was held tonight. A good number of fans turned up and were able to discuss issues and put forward ideas to the Trust and Club directors. Matters discussed included the Trust Share Scheme, the new playing squad, the deal with Wasps, upcoming pre-season fixtures and many others. Fans [more...]

Please Support Trust Members Doing ‘The Big Climb’

29/06/2014

There is still time to support three members who are embarking on fundraising ventures for the Trust this month. Lisa Bowker and Club and Trust director David Roberton (pictured left) made it to the top of Snowdon on Sunday 29 June along with a whole host of representatives from other clubs supporters trusts. Trust Member Frank Burton will [more...]

Help Promote ‘Blooms’ Testimonial Game vs Chelsea on 16th July

25/06/2014

Please help the club advertise Matt Bloomfield’s testimonial versus Chelsea on Wednesday 16th July.   Blues fans are urged to help spread the word of Matt Bloomfield’s testimonial fixture against Chelsea by displaying this poster Blooms Testimonial vs Chelsea in their local community – in shops, pubs, sports clubs and supermarkets – as well as sharing [more...]

Trust Seeks New Finance Director

17/06/2014

Reg Rundle has indicated his intention to retire from the Trust Board at the next AGM, which is likely to be in late November this year (earlier than the usual February date). We are therefore looking to co-opt a new Finance Director onto the Board in the near future to allow for a period of [more...]

General Meeting Questions and Answers from Tuesday 10 June 2014

14/06/2014

The following covers questions asked during the Football Club Q&A, following the break. Questions relating to the Trust resolution on the Share Scheme will be covered in the meeting minutes, which have been sent to Trust Members.  General Issues – answered by Don Woodward  Q: Can you provide an update on the Bristol Rovers issue? [more...]

Slides from Trust Members’ General Meeting – 10th June 2014

12/06/2014

The meeting last Tuesday was very positive and was attended by almost 200 of you – thank you very much for your support.. For them and for those who didn’t make it, here are the slides used in the first half of the meeting General Meeting 100614 As a result of the resolution passed, the Trust [more...]