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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.

Jan
20

Fans Council – Chance To Get Involved

Many supporters will be aware that a Fans Council was set up last season. As a Fan owned Football Club this was seen as a vital link between you, the supporters, the Football Club & Trust. The 500 Club was an initiative which was heavily promoted by the Fans Council, and, we are delighted to say that those that have invested have helped raise over £65,000, a quite staggering achievement.

Aside from the fund raising element this proves the power of the supporters, and the importance of a need for official representation from the fans.

Mark Bowring (Head of the Fans Council), met with Club Chairman Andrew Howard & Trust Director Trevor Stroud recently to formulate a solid structure moving forward. It was agreed that it would be beneficial to make the Council more open and easily accessible to everyone, and that an official panel should be constructed to represent the Council.

It was concluded that the panel should consist of five members, a head, and one fan from each of the following; Family Stand, Terrace, Frank Adams, & Beechdean Stand.

The panel of five will host open monthly meetings in which all supporters are encouraged to attend. What we would like to achieve from this is a platform where supporters can meet on a regular basis to discuss all aspects of the club from a fans perspective, what people would like to see, share ideas, and so on. Following the meeting the five Council members will meet with the Club/Board/Trust to put all of the views, questions and idea across. Minutes will be taken, and the Council will then report back to the fans. Similar to the Trust, the five panel members will be voted on/off on in an annual AGM to ensure that the supporters get to choose who represents them.

The Fans Council are now seeking four new members to join Mark Bowring on the panel. Applicants will need to be in a position to give up some time, particularly on match days. This will involve spending time in the control tower, bars, kiosks etc. to get a good understanding of the club behind the scenes so that they are better placed to answer questions during the meetings.

As per the above, in order to represent every section of the ground we are seeking one person from each of the Family Stand, Terrace, Frank Adams, & Beechdean Stands. If you are interested in joining this exciting supporter led initiative please email us via fanscouncil@wycombewandererstrust.com.Please include your full name, contact number, where you usually sit/stand, and how you feel you can bring a positive contribution to the meetings. In addition, we are also seeking a volunteer(s) to take notes and produce the minutes from each meeting. The meetings will take place on the last Thursday of every month and will be held in Monty’s from 7.30pm, the first one being Thursday 23rd February.

Jan
5

Glen Fyrth R.I.P

We were saddened to learn of the death this week of Glen Fyrth just a day after his 38th birthday.

A resident of Marlow, Glen was a much loved Wycombe Wanderers fan and Trust member. Many of you will have known Glen and will have seen him at matches home and away (allegedly nearly being kicked out of the wrong end at one away game, for celebrating a Wycombe equaliser!), as well as at Wembley, throughout the years.

A friend of his has written this tribute:

“It is impossible to do him justice in just a few paragraphs, but here goes……

Glen grew up in Marlow, and attended Sir William Borlase’s Grammar school, where he formed friendships which continued throughout his life – a testament to his positive and friendly character. Glen loved his sport, with his favourites being football, golf, rugby and cricket. As well as supporting Wycombe, he had a huge soft spot for Tottenham Hotspur and played in goal for local Sunday team Wye Rangers. For his stag weekend his friends combined these two facts to dress him as Erik the Viking for the night – see right!

Away from sport, Glen’s big love was his music and enjoyed regular visits to festivals. Together with some team mates from Wye Rangers, ‘Element’ was formed, with Glen sharing the lead vocals for the first gig, before becoming a ‘rock God’ on bass. They played numerous gigs in pubs around Wycombe and Jersey, as well as the ‘Wales Famous’ Rustonbury Festival and a little venue called The O2!

However, all of these took a back seat when he met someone as special as he is. Sarah, who lit up his world – rarely has anyone been as obviously joyful as Glen was on their wedding day, in 2010. Every time he introduced Sarah he would burst with pride at calling her his wife. Glen helped Sarah care for his step-son Oliver and their daughter Lily, who will both grow up with no doubt in their minds as to just how amazing he was.

As one tribute on Facebook said, “I knew Glen from the age of 6…..he was a great person who grew into an even greater man (husband, dad, son, brother and friend).”

Rest in peace mate x”

It is hoped fans will join in a minute’s applause at the 38th minute on Saturday.

Glen’s funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thursday 12th January at 10.45am in the Milton Chapel, Amersham Crematorium followed by a Wake at Marlow British Legion.  All welcome, including children.

Please no black! We want to celebrate G’s life and leave uplifted and thankful for it 😊

Also, please no flowers; instead kind donations to the following charities very close to our hearts would be appreciated:

RobsARTTT (Amanda Dunkerton) http://www.robsarttt.co.uk

Rennie Grove Hospice Care http://www.renniegrove.org

Sue Ryder Hospice, Nettlebed http://m.sueryder.org/care-centres/hospices/nettlebed-hospice

x

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.

Nov
25

‘Small Town Dreams’ – makes an ideal Christmas present!

stdIf you haven’t already bought this excellent book, then why not treat yourself (or buy it for a friend) this Christmas.

Small Town Dreams written by James Cumming tells his story of how he fulfilled his ambitions both for a tour around the world but also of a glorious FA Cup run for his local football team – Wycombe Wanderers.

Who can forget the 2000-2001 season when our FA Cup exploits went from a humble beginning with a first round game at home to Harrow Borough and ended with a trip to Villa Park for a Semi-Final tie with the mighty Liverpool.

‘Small Town Dreams’ follows the events of “six extraordinary months in a very ordinary life” of a football fan – going “around the world in an FA Cup daze“!

Even if you were at some or all of those memorable games, James recalls his experiences which brings them all to life so vividly.

Get your copy from Amazon via this link 

Oct
26

What Goes On Within WWSET?

?????Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust have just produced their first Annual Review Report covering the 2015-2016 season.

Its purpose is to outline the activity undertaken during the 2015-16 season to satisfy the WWSET objectives based around Sports Participation, Health, Education and Social Inclusion.

This report is an excellent summary of all the hard work that the WWSET guys do throughout the week, on matchdays and even some Sundays to further the name of Wycombe Wanderers within the local community.

To see full Report please go to..http://www.wwset.co.uk/wwset-annual-report/ or click on this link annual-report-2015-2016

Sep
30

Charles Broadbridge – R.I.P

charlie-broadbridgeThe death has been announced today of Charles Broadbridge – at the age of 63.

‘Charlie’ was a long time supporter of the football club until this summer, when his illness prevented him coming to watch the team.

He had been a regular traveller to away games with WWISC and Charlie was one of the first Trust members to subscribe into the Share Scheme.

Our condolences go out to Charlie’s family at this sad time.

Aug
28

Pete Sheridan – R.I.P

The Trust lost one of its Legacy Members recently with the sad death of Peter Sheridan who passed away on Saturday 16th August at the age of 74.

‘Pete’ had been a Wanderers supporter for many many years, He usually socialized in the Vere Suite before games and was a regular traveller to away games with the Wycombe Wanderers Independent Supporters Club (“WWISC”) who have written this short moving tribute:

“WWISC would like to send our condolences to Sue Sheridan and family, widow of Pete Sheridan who passed away after a short illness on Saturday 13th August 2016.

Pete was a member of WWISC for about 10 years and was well liked by all, he used to travel with us on away trips (he enjoyed his pint), and also came on our end of season overseas breaks with Sue, which he enjoyed very much.

He became a friend to a lot of our members who were very sad to hear of his passing. Pete will be sadly missed within WWISC, especially by ‘the back of the coach’.

RIP Pete.”

The funeral is being held on Tuesday 30th August at 12.30 at St Augustines Church, Amersham Hill, High Wycombe but with a request for family flowers only.

Any donations are to go to Cancer Research UK or The Oesophaguel Patients Association c/o Arnolds Funeral Service, London Road, High Wycombe HP10 9TB Tel 01494 472572

Jul
15

‘Scores’ becomes ‘Monty’s’

MontyWork has finally been completed this week to rename the Scores Bar after the club’s 102 year old President – Monty Seymour, which celebrates and recognizes his 50 years of holding that office.

Monty’s was formally reopened today as the club has reported here