News From The Boardroom – July 2015

Wycombe Wanderers Trust held its regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday 22 July 2015.

Football Club Update:
The WWFC Chairman attended and gave a full update on matters relating to the Football Club.

The trip to France had been a great success as a team bonding exercise and preparation for the new season.

A half page advert had been taken in the BFP to promote season tickets. Sales have already surpassed last season’s total.

Damian Irvine had commenced as Head of Commercial Activities and the recruitment for a Food and Beverage Manager is underway.

Share Scheme:
Nearly 250 applications have been received for the Share Scheme so far with a total value of £575,000 over the next five years against a first year target of £750,000.

An article written by Dale Jenkins on the Share Scheme has now been published on the Supporters Direct website (link can be found here).

Expenditure to replace a number broken seats in the stadium was agreed, funded through a combination of Lisa Bowker’s skydive, OWWSA donations and Share Scheme funds. An advertising board will be erected to demonstrate the benefits of the Share Scheme and to thank those who contributed.

Luke OíNien of Wycombe Wanderers is presented his home shirt from his sponsor during Wycombe Wanderers Team Photoshoot 2015 at Adams Park, High Wycombe, England on 3 August 2015. Photo by PRiME Media Images.

Luke OíNien of Wycombe Wanderers is presented his home shirt from his sponsor during Wycombe Wanderers Team Photoshoot 2015 at Adams Park, High Wycombe, England on 3 August 2015. Photo by PRiME Media Images.

Player Sponsorship:
Wycombe Wanderers Trust directors will sponsor the home shirt of Luke O’Nien (pictured with Alan representing the entire Trust Board right) for the forthcoming season.

Board director James Sumner is personally sponsoring manager Gareth Ainsworth and Board director Mark Burrell  is personally sponsoring the home shirt of Garry Thompson.

Volunteering:
John Derben updated the meeting on progress with the maintenance work. 8000 seats have been cleaned by 37 volunteers and 720 hours of time had been committed by volunteers, saving the club from significant expenditure.

Communication:
The Trust table in the Vere Suite will continue throughout the coming season on a rota basis with directors taking it in turns to field questions, give out information and provide a vehicle for communication with members.

Next meeting: Wednesday 19 August