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Sep
28

R.I.P. – Ann Lewis (1934-2017)

Ann Lewis – a lifelong Wanderers supporter – passed away suddenly on 15th September 2017, aged 82.  Ann was a long-time member of both the Official and Independent Supporters’ Clubs and her cheery character saw her make many friends during her travels home and away with the Wanderers.

Ann comes from a family with a history of support for the Wanderers.  Her father took her to her first Wanderers game in the early 1950’s and her loyalty for The Blues carried on throughout her entire life.  She was lucky enough to enjoy the run to the Amateur Cup Final at Wembley in 1957 (along with her husband Brian) before passing down the family tradition of watching the Wanderers to son Paul in 1973.

Ann, with Paul, continued to be regulars at Loakes Park and many away days, before sharing the wonderful experience of the Martin O’Neil years at Adams Park, including the memorable victories at Wembley in 1991, 1993 and 1994.  Another highlight for Ann was the FA Cup run of 2001 where she travelled to Selhurst Park, Leicester and Villa Park on never to be forgotten occasions.  The latter gave Ann the chance to show off her creative style with a self-decorated hat and makeup.

Although Ann will be deeply missed by her family and friends, the family tradition of support for the Wanderers continue with Paul (a season ticket for the past 35 years) plus Paul’s partner Jane and their daughter Aimee (both now season ticket holders for more than ten years), all regulars in The Family Stand.

Sep
25

70 Years A Chairboys Fan – Well Done Dave!

Dave Payne has been supporting Wycombe since his first match 70 years ago, when Frank Adams handed over the ground at Loakes Park to the Club.

‘Payney’ was smitten from that day onwards.

Thanks Dave for your incredible dedication to the Club over so many years  – from all your friends at Wycombe Wanderers.

Sep
21

Get Well Soon – Eddie Ball

We would like to send best wishes to Trust Member and long time supporter Eddie Ball who has been recovering from a fall whilst on holiday and a subsequent period of illness.

Eddie will be best known to many Wycombe fans as the guy who often used to wear an Indian Chieftain headdress.

He was able to come in his wheelchair to the match vs Luton last Saturday, his first game for some time.

We hope Eddie makes a full recovery soon and is soon back with us as a regular supporter

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

Jun
21

Ian Nixon – R.I.P

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 Collector but probably best known as the popular Chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Independent Supporters Club.

A decent man who will be very much missed.

(our apologies for this late tribute but our website editor was away on holiday when the sad news came through)

May
12

Thanks To Those We Have Lost

As the 2016-17 season draws to a close, it is perhaps a fitting time to remind ourselves of those we have lost over this period.

Many tributes have been paid to former WWFC President Monty Seymour who died in January.

Also we have already acknowledged the passing of a number of supporters – Glen Fyrth, Charles Broadbridge, Pete Sheridan and Dorothy Carpenter.

To that list now needs to be added the name of David Symons, the sad passing of whom in June 2016 has only just reached us. David had been a great supporter of the club over many years, a Founder Shareholder, Football Club Shareholder, Trust Member and a contributor to the Trust Share Scheme.

A former pupil of Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School, a graduate of Leeds and Thames Valley Universities, David worked for many years for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, a role which in recent years took him to Cyprus where he was CWGC’s Director for the Mediterranean Area.

His widow Elspeth has now kindly agreed to donate all David’s shares to the Club and Trust for which we are very grateful. She is proud to have kept and to cherish one of the players’ ‘anthem jackets’ which bears David’s name, as he was one of the first 150 to sign up for the Share Scheme back in 2014.

The Trust lost another member with the death of Reginald R Fawkes who passed away peacefully on Sunday 7th May at The Royal Berkshire Hospital aged 95.
Predeceased by his wife Dolores, he will be missed by his daughter Deborah, son in law Alan and step grandson Michael. 

Apr
30

Get All Your Badges on Saturday

Terry’s Badges stall will be back at Adams Park before the big game vs Cambridge United on Saturday 6th May.

The Badge Stall will be located near the new “Fans Zone” just inside the Adams Park gates and you will find Terry just next to the club shop.

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
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.

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.