The WWSGL (Wycombe Wanderers Trust) Board recently met for their final monthly meeting of 2016. A summary of the discussions are below.
• As confirmed at the AGM, Colin Treacher has retired by rotation, replaced by Lawrie Read (unopposed).
• Jordon Ibe: as members found out at the AGM, the Jordon Ibe monies had been received, which has allowed the entirety of Steve Hayes’ debt to be repaid, as well as leaving a surplus.
• It was agreed that the Trust’s Registered Address be changed to Adams Park following Colin Treacher standing down from the Board.
• A further finance forum was held on 8th December to discuss the financial aspects and slides presented on the night. This was only attended by two members so we assume members are happy with what they have been shown/ told. If not, we have a Trust table at every home match in the Calendonian Suite, ran by our Directors on a rota basis, so please come and see us with any further questions.
• With all promised subscriptions included, the Player Fund total now stands at £50,680 with over 290 contributors. The Board still hopes to see further donations coming through over the next couple of weeks prior to the January transfer window opening. This represents significant progress since the AGM and the announcement of Scott Kashket signing a 2 and a half year contract.
• There was a widespread belief that the impressive total donated by supporters show what the fans of Wycombe Wanderers want to invest in: the playing squad.
• The funds generated so far amount to a superb total which will really help Gareth Ainsworth’s budget in January.
• There had been no recent change in the total investment of the Share Scheme, which still runs in conjunction with the 500 Club Player Fund.
• The new general manager, Michael Davies, had been announced and will start on 9th January 2017.
• A new range of club shop items arrived just prior to the Leyton Orient match on 17th December. All proceeds now go to the club and fans are encouraged to have a look at what is available.
• Corporate hospitality sold out for the Leyton Orient match.
• Tickets for the Stourbridge FA Cup 3rd Round match at Adams Park on Saturday 7th January are now on general sale.
• John Derben reported that 6 volunteers were attending the stadium twice per week, carrying out various maintenance tasks including redecorating the toilets, maintaining the fire exit route behind the Frank Adams Stand and jet washing throughout the stadium when required.
• The thanks of everyone in attendance is always noted for our loyal volunteers. We will continue to recruit new volunteers for tasks as they arise.
David Roberton updated the meeting on the following points:
• Meetings have been held with the Berks & Bucks FA who are very supportive of the Club’s approach to ladies’ football.
• Additionally, meetings have been held with other local Football League Clubs to better understand best practice within their operations. Watch this space!
• It has been agreed that Mark Bowring will head up a revised Fans’ Council where representatives from each sector of the Stadium will participate so that issues can be brought forward to the Club / Trust for review and action as appropriate.
The Trust Board will meet again in mid-January 2017.
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