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Good News – Message From A Chairboy Serving In Afghanistan

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESGood to hear from Wycombe Fan Carl Tucker, currently serving in Afghanistan:

“Hello everyone at the club,

I would like to thank the club for sending me out the new flag, I’ve attached a couple of pictures of it out here with me!

I’m deployed to Afghanistan on Herrick 19 with 58 Squadron RAF Regiment based at RAF Leuchars in Fife.

We are here to provide force protection to all UK assets out on operations in Afghanistan. We spend weeks on patrol living out of vehicles and eating rations. Temperature is currently ok reaching late teens in the day but drops to minuses at night and due to get colder. We have been trying to keep fit and exercising when we can using what ever kit and equipment we can.

Will be here for nearly all the season even over Christmas and new year, apart from 2 weeks R&R in March but dates not confirmed yet, will be returning in May hopefully in time for Torquay away where i have my fingers crossed that we will be promoted by then!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI been listening and keeping track of the results through BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Station / BBC 5 live) but it can be difficult being 4.5 hours in front!

If anybody at the club or fans would like to send out any parcels it would be hugely appreciated my address is:

  30085013 SAC Carl Tucker,
  C Flt 58 Sqn RAF Regiment,
  Op Herrick
  BFPO 792

(if 2kg or under postage is free)

I would like to wish the Gareth and the rest of the club well and good luck for the rest of the season!

Come on Wycombe


If you want to reply to Carl then use this email address: the.c.t.87@gmail.com or c.tucker87@hotmail.co.uk


Scores Bar Update

DSC01429The next time you are at Adams Park do take a look into the Scores Bar, where you will see that quite a transformation has taken place.

The first stage of the upgrade to this room has now been completed with a number of new panels added to the side walls showing much of the history of Wycombe Wanderers that was previously on display at the Wycombe Museum.

DSC01418The objective has been to create a Wycombe Wanderers ‘club room atmosphere’. But it will not end here – we are also working to bring more items out of store into the other rooms and corridors, but this will come later as we cannot do everything at once.

We have many pictures, pennants, trophies and other items that we want fans to see as they form part of the history of the club.

Recently Gareth went on record as saying  that he wanted to instill a sense of pride in the players for playing at Wycombe. The Trust are also working to make all supporters proud to support a club with a heritage as rich as ours and we hope that this will be a contribution to this.

Following the recent request for suggestions to rename the Scores Bar, the Trust and the Club have received feedback that not everyone who wished to make a suggestion had a proper opportunity, particularly as the process was geared towards the use of social media. Therefore, as we are a Club owned by the Trust, it was felt appropriate that Trust members be asked to contribute to a revised process.

You may feel that a name which reflects the history and heritage of the Club would be appropriate, or you may have an idea for a different theme. All suggestions will be considered.

As well as its matchday use, Scores is open for lunch on weekdays and is a venue for private parties and functions. It was converted into a modern sports bar in 2005 and has recently been renovated to accommodate memorabilia from the Club’s history that had previously been on display at WycombeMuseum – please do visit and take a look.

Details of Scores as a venue can be found at:  http://www.adamspark.co.uk/function-rooms/scores-sports-bar.php .


Fans Put in Sunday Shift to Improve Their Ground

IMAG0326About a dozen fans turned up at Adams Park this morning for the latest session of voluntary work on the ground.

Split into 4 separate groups they once again ‘put in a full shift’ by continuing to tidy the steep banks around the car park and clear overgrowth from behind the Dreams and Greene King Stands.

IMAG0325Another group picked up their paint brushes to start work on improving the look inside the stadium. The staircases from the concourse to the Main Stand are showing signs of age with flaking paintwork and the yellow safety marked areas are badly faded.

IMAG0328These take quite a lot of manual work to clean down before painting  can commence so only the centre staircase was completed this week. The pictures (left) show how it looked at the start and at the end!

IMAG0327Hence there will be another working party organised for Sunday 17th November (weather permitting) when volunteers can either choose gardening work or painting.

If you can help on this date or at any other time, then please contact Club Director John Derben on 01494 441145 or email j.derben123@btinternet.com or Trust Director Alan Cecil on 07776 381626 or email alan@wycombewandererstrust.com As always a free lunch will be provided.


Matchday Sponsorship and Pitch-Side Advertising

Adams Park 3Following discussion with the club, the Trust is pleased to invite its’ members including friends, family and employers, to take up the remaining matchday and pitch-side sponsorship opportunities.

With the current run of good form, which we anticipate should result in increased attendances and better local and national coverage, the Trust is happy to support the club in seeking to maximise revenue whilst providing its’ members and friends with a unique experience.

Matchday sponsorship is available in three forms, Match Sponsor, Match Ball Sponsorship and Matchday Programme Sponsorship. Each package can be customised to individual requirements, but, amongst other elements, includes the following key benefits:

Match Sponsor (£999 +VAT)
o A box on the halfway line with a three course meal for up to 10 guests
o Reserved car parking spaces
o Logo on the front and editorial in the match day programme
o LED Screen advertising
o Man of the match selection and presentation
o Commemorative gifts

Match Ball Sponsorship (£699 +VAT)
o A box on the halfway line with a three course meal for up to 6 guests
o Reserved car parking space
o Logo on the back and advertising in the match day programme
o LED Screen advertising

Matchday Programme Sponsorship (£495 + VAT)
o A box on the halfway line with a three course meal for up to 4 guests
o Reserved car parking space
o Logo on the back and advertising in the match day programme
o LED Screen advertising

Pitch-Side advertising (ranging from £600 to £2000) is available around the ground, with the few remaining season-long camera facing locations attracting premium pricing. There are still season-long opportunities at the lower end of the price range on other areas of Adams Park.

In recognition of fans whose referrals result in sponsorship or advertising being taken up and paid, the club will offer a 20% reduction on the price of a season ticket for 2014/15. Multiple, successful referrals may attract an increased reduction, at the discretion of the club

To discuss specific requirements on any of the above sponsorship deals, please contact Corina Francis on 01494 455711 or corina.francis@wwfc.com or Becci Redmond on 01494 455706 or becci.redmond@wwfc.com


Adams Park – A Venue for Every Occasion

adamsparkccAdams Park Conference Centre is busy taking bookings for weddings, parties, meetings, photo-shoots and much more.

For details of the special pre-Christmas events, click on this link – Christmas 2013 at Adams Park

Wedding bookings for 2014 are proving incredibly popular, as are individually-tailored birthday parties.

The Conference Centre offers various-sized suites suitable to accommodate a 250 dinner dance or a 400-person reception, while the club’s executive boxes create the ideal space for a small meeting, staff training or interview, with the added bonus of looking out over the hallowed turf.

The staff can cater for your every need and will produce a personalized itinerary to ensure you receive the best possible service.

What’s more, Adams Park boasts exceptional access with over 700 free car parking spaces situated at the ground.

Visit adamspark.co.uk or contact Corina Francis on 01494 455722 or corina.francis@wwfc.com for more information or to book.

The Trust asks our Members to consider using these facilities for any special event and to spread the word to your friends and colleagues.


Small Team Makes a Huge Difference

IMAG0279Another group of fans volunteered for ground maintenance duties at Adams Park on Sunday and like previous sessions their work is making a huge difference to the appearance of our ground.

After much great work had been done during the week by Alan Hodgson with a strimmer (thanks to Ray and any others who helped him) it was down to manual labour today with shears and sickles, rakes and bypass loppers.

Thanks are due to John, John, Alan, Gaynor, Pip, Jenny and Graham, who all worked for several hours under the guidance of Club Director and OWWSA Chairman John Derben, to clear another big area of the steep green bank that goes around the car park. Octogenarian Harold Lunnon was also seen on site cutting down some trees which were obscuring the security cameras.

With more of the same sort of work still to be done, another session will be held in three weeks time on Sunday 13th October from 10am to 4pm. If you can spare even a couple of hours to assist, then please contact John Derben on 01494 441145 or email j.derben 123@btinternet.com

The Trust and the Football Club are hugely appreciative of this work done by the fans.


Bob Hart remembered

This has just come in from the Ex-Players Association:

Bob Hart

“Our thoughts go out to one of Wycombe’s best-known supporters, Edie Hart, whose husband Bob died this week.

WWEPA member Gerald Cox, a close friend, reminds us that Bob joined the club committee in 1971 and came into his own when the Loakes Park bar was updated with new boardroom and toilets. He personally supervised and was the man who laid bricks when he has finished his ‘day job’. He also painted the main stand with a few other volunteers and was generally responsible for maintenance Loakes Park, remembers Gerald. “When he was building houses as his main work, he employed several of the Brian Lee era players including Tony Horseman as times were hard during the miners’ strike when there was the three-day week with no electricity.”

With his wife Edie they later managed the bar and went on to act as hosts for the new VP Lounge. When the club left Loakes Park, Bob and Edie acted as hosts for the Vice Presidents’ Lounge and continued at Adams Park until just a few years ago when his health deteriorated.

Bob was a regular at matches until his eyesight failed a couple of years ago. But he was very proud when made a Life Member and will be missed by the many friends he made at the club. No doubt many will attend his funeral at on Tuesday, September 24 at Amersham Crematorium’s Milton Chapel (12.15). Edie has asked for family flowers only but should you wish to make a donation, Edie has requested it be to the Princes Risborough Blind Club of which Bob was a member. The Ex-Players Association will be doing just that. ”

Bob Hart was also a Life Member of the Football Club and a member of the Wycombe Wanderers Trust and our thoughts and condolences go out to Edie and their family.


‘One Wycombe’ in Action as Volunteers Do a ‘Super Sunday’ Job

IMAG0265A small group of fans combining Trust and WWFC Directors, OWWSA members and other supporters got together on Sunday to start to tackle some of this autumn’s ground maintenance work at Adams Park.

Three Alan’s, Three John’s, David and Harold worked hard for more than 5 hours clearing much of the overgrown bank behind the Home Terrace end of the stadium, using a strimmer, various hand-tools plus some good honest manual labour.

Hopefully you will notice the difference they have made on your next visit.

IMAG0266This work was done voluntarily under the guidance and leadership of Club Director John Derben, whose wife Sandie provided a free sandwich lunch with fruit and biscuits, plus hot and cold drinks for the workers.

This is the type of work that can be done by volunteers as, with the current financial position of the football club, it would probably otherwise not get done.


‘Shoot’ reports Wycombe’s African Adventure

Trust Member and WWISC Chairman Phil Slatter writes about the Blues In Kenya trip in his latest blog for www.shoot.co.uk

Click here to read Phil’s latest blog


Support for Safe Standing

Safe standingThe Wycombe Wanderers Trust Board has confirmed its’ support in principle for the concept of safe standing in certain areas of the ground.

Notwithstanding that Adams Park already has a permanent terrace at the home end, the Board wanted to join those clubs who are supporting the concept of safe standing areas in all stadiums, even those compelled at present to be all-seater.

Therefore we are hoping to arrange a display of the safe standing technology at some stage in the coming season, however our present view is that we would only consider installing such technology if suitable funding became available.

For more details on the proposed Roadshow and what the rail-seat technology involves, click here


‘Gareth The Great’ – Phil’s Latest Blog for ‘Shoot’

Phil SlGarethAinsworthThe newly contracted team manager is the main subject for the latest blog written by WWISC Chairman Phil Slatter for the Shoot website.

Click here to read what Phil has to say about the ‘Great’ man!

Hopefully you were at Adams Park on Saturday to cheer and applaud ‘Gaz’ as he made his 600th and last appearance as a player before concentrating fully on the role of Manager of Wycombe Wanderers.


Wycombe’s Wanderers – Phil writes for ‘Shoot’

logoPhil Slatter, the Chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Independent Supporters Association has written another article for Shoot magazine’s blog covering last Saturday’s fans’ sponsored walk to Oxford and the good links we have with Sheffield Wednesday.

Click here to read Phil’s latest post