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Sep
17

Supporter Group AGMs

It’s that time of year again:

WWISC will be holding their AGM on Wednesday 4th October starting at 8pm in the Honours Loiunge at Adams Park. This is open to all WWISC members.

 

OWWSA are holding their Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 19th October, 2017 at 7.30pm in The Honours Lounge at Adams Park.

The Bar will be open from 18.30 pm and a light buffet will be provided at the end of the formal business.

Following the formal OWWSA meeting there will be a question and answer session with invited representatives of the Football Club and the Trust.  Non members are welcome to attend this discussion.

 

As previously posted here, the Wycombe Wanderers Trust AGM will be held on Wednesday 29th November.


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
10

Terry’s Badges – Back Again and Raising Funds for Wycombe Wanderers

Yes we are delighted to announce the return of Terry’s Badges stall to Adams Park for the 2017-18 season.

Terry actually started with the pre-season friendly vs AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday 25th July and a badge from that game is still available to purchase.

On Saturday 5th August the main focus was on our first League Two game vs Lincoln City who brought a large number of fans. As a result of them and an increased number of home fans, we SOLD OUT of WWFC vs Lincoln Matchday Badges!

Next Saturday 16th September we play Luton Town who again will bring a large following of fans.

This venture has been a very useful fund raiser for us with Terry donating the profit made on the sale of Matchday and other WWFC-themed badges to the Trust.

We hope you will like and support this season’s new designs which include a ‘scarf badge’ 

Each badge costs just £3 and every one sold is helping to raise funds for YOUR CLUB.

Terry’s Badges stall will be located in the new Fans-zone just inside the entrance gates at Adams Park. This area is now open to both home and away fans unless a restriction is announced eg for an all ticket game.

Please go and see Terry (and his helpers) at their stall next to the first programme hut.


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
31

PALS Working Parties

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 working parties.

The usual arrangements apply –  9:30am/10:00am start and a 4:00pm finish, but of course you can leave early to your own program. No tools are required although if you have a spare petrol strimmer that would be helpful. A sandwich lunch will be provided along with plenty of drinks.

The job is essentially working behind a team of strimmers and collecting all the rubbish which will be put into bags and taken up to the dump by tractor.

Please let me know if you can come, especially on the 10th as I have to organise the sandwiches next week.

This has almost become a social occasion, and if the weather is fine we should have a good time.

Please contact me by telephone or email j.derben123@btinternet.com  I will be pleased to hear from you”.


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


Jul
19

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

Notwithstanding the success of the 500 Club in recent months, 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 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 £534,000 has been banked with more than a further £200,000 committed to be received over 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)
  • 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)

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


Jul
9

Adams Park – Owned by the Fans – Loved by the Fans – Preserved by the Fans

A decent number of Wanderers fans of all ages (from teenage to over 80) turned up today for the first of this summer’s volunteer days.

The Wycombe PALS were put to good use cleaning seats, painting steps as well as clearing brambles and other overgrowth around the stadium.

Many of these jobs could not be done without the contribution of the volunteers who include a few who turn up during every week

Another similar day was held on Sunday 23rd July  

THANKS TO THE WYCOMBE PALS


Dec
7

Use Easyfundraising to Raise More Funds For Wycombe Wanderers

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?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

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 Trust will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.


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06/08/2017

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25/07/2017

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5 Years of Supporter Trust Ownership for WWFC

29/06/2017

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Trust Board Deliberations

22/06/2017

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Ian Nixon – R.I.P

21/06/2017

The Trust would like to add their sincere condolences to the family of Ian Nixon who sadly passed away this month. Ian’s funeral takes place this Friday 23rd June and full details are within the Club Statement  Ian was a Legacy member of the Trust, a supporter of the 500 Club and a WWFC Cashline [more…]

Please Can You Help YOUR Club On Sunday 9th July

20/06/2017

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Thanks To Those We Have Lost

12/05/2017

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Trust Board Backs The Changes

12/05/2017

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Change of Football Club Chairman

10/05/2017

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How to Get Your Trust Share Certificate

07/05/2017

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