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Legacy Members Meeting on Tuesday 15th October at Adams Park

Wycombe Wanderers Trust are pleased to call a meeting of its Legacy Members, relating to the proposed sale of a majority share in Wycombe Wanderers Football Club to Feliciana EFL Ltd, owned by Rob Couhig.

The meeting will take place at Adams Park on Tuesday 15th October, and provides the opportunity for Legacy Members to discuss the proposal in detail, with a voting period commencing that evening and remaining open for two weeks, closing on Tuesday 29th October. Full details about the voting process, which is being managed by Civica Election Services (previously Electoral Reform Services) will be explained on the night, and communicated directly to eligible members.

Details of the proposal will be circulated via email to Legacy Members ahead of the meeting, and a hard copy of the offer in full will be available for Legacy Members to read in person at Adams Park between 10am and 5pm on weekdays, and from 12-2.30pm on the day of the fixture against Sunderland on Saturday 19th October.

Mr Couhig has taken the decision not to attend the meeting in person, in order to enable Legacy Members and the Trust board to have an open and honest discussion about the merits of the proposal and the options facing the club in the event of the proposal not reaching the required threshold of 75% in favour.

Rob will however be available at Adams Park and/or surrounding areas between Thursday 17th and Sunday 20th October to meet Legacy Members who wish to discuss the proposal with him in person; full details on this will be made available nearer the time.

All Legacy Members – which are Trust members who have held a season ticket for four or more consecutive seasons including this one – should have received an email or telephone call to confirm their eligibility to vote. Any member who has not received such contact, or has not responded to the email or telephone call, should email secretary@wycombewandererstrust.com, call the club on 01494 472100, or visit the Trust table in the Caledonian Suite ahead of kick-off at Saturday’s League 1 match at Adams Park.

The event on 15th October will be streamed live on Facebook for all Trust members in the WWT Live Stream group; however, only Legacy Members may attend the event in person.

Doors will open at 6pm, with food available to purchase and the bar open, with the event beginning at 7.30pm.


Meet Gareth and the Squad on March 24th – 500 Club ’18 Party

500 Club’18 Supper Party

Join your fellow 500 Club’18 members in the Caledonian Suite after the Port Vale game on March 24th at 5 pm.

  • Supper will be provided free of charge
  • Gareth and the squad will be there
  • There will be a raffle for “money can’t buy prizes” and memorabilia
  • All 500 Club’18 members are welcome (17/18 season only)
  • RSVP essential to obtain entrance
  • Bring a friend for only £10 (includes their supper)

Important Admin:

The Caledonian Suite will be closed after half time and remain closed to host the 500 Club party

The supper will be provided free by Wycombe Wanderers Trust to 500 Club’18 members, drinks are down to you

The Players and Gareth will be there from around 5.15 to 7 pm and will have their post-match meal with us

£10 friend fee payable on the night in cash/cheque

If YOU want to be there and have not yet contributed to the 500 Club 18 scheme, then please go here


Trust Board Directors Play In WWEPA Golf Day

The Trust Board was invited to put a team of four into the Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association (“WWEPA”) Annual Golf Day held on Friday 21st July at Winter Hill Golf Club.

The challenge was taken up by David Roberton, Nigel Kingston, Alan Cecil and David Cook pictured (l-r) on the first tee.

Whilst they didn’t win any prizes, our team scored a credible 81 team points (best 2 out of 4 on each hole) and all enjoyed themselves in the process, paying their own way for the whole day.

At the evening dinner there was a fundraising raffle and an auction for two hospitality tickets (donated by Andy Harman) to the ATP Tennis Championship at the O2 Arena in November , with the proceeds going towards the WWEPA’s stated Charity which is the Willow Foundation – set up by former Arsenal legend Bob Wilson and his wife in memory of their daughter.


Rhino and Robbo Get On Their Bikes for Prostate Cancer Charity

RyanWanderers legend Keith Ryan is jumping in the saddle to represent the club on the ride to Amsterdam for Prostate Cancer UK this summer.

The former club captain, who scored 50 goals in 517 games across a 15-year spell at Adams Park, has signed up to represent the Chairboys on the ‘Football to Amsterdam’ challenge, raising funds for the Football League’s Official Charity Partner, Prostate Cancer UK.

David RobertonRhino will be joined by supporter and Trust director David Roberton on the two-day adventure, which starts at the Olympic Stadium on 3rd June and ends in the Dutch capital 145 miles later, with a ferry crossing at Harwich in the middle.

Click here to sponsor Keith Ryan
Click here to sponsor David Roberton
Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated. No pressure or expectation, but every little helps!


Major Football Exhibition at Adams Park – Thursday 12th November

Adams ParkAdams Park will play host to a football exhibition on Thursday 12th November, organised by footballtradedirectory.com (FTD) – the UK’s largest on-line football directory.

Anyone in the Wycombe area involved in running a football club – large or small – is welcome to visit this free-to-attend event; one of a series of nationwide exhibitions organised by the FTD.

The day gives those running football clubs large or small a chance to meet suppliers, sponsors and fundraisers in the same day.

John Booth from FTD said: “We are delighted to announce that Trevor Stroud (Wycombe Wanderers Trust chairman) and Andrew Howard (Club chairman) will be on hand for a question and answer session.

“Given the range of exhibitors and the speakers I’m sure delegates, from whatever level of football, will find the event worthwhile.

“The day is fairly informal and delegates can come and go to suit their own diaries.”

Doors open at 11.00am; there is ample parking and refreshments, with the event closing at approx. 3.30pm.

To book a free place or enquire about exhibiting please call 0843507 900 or email ollie@sportsglobal.co.uk.
For more information on this event, click here


Lisa’s Latest Fundraising Challenge

Lisa and GarethClub loyal supporter and Trust member Lisa Bowker is taking on another challenge this year to raise funds for the Trust and Wycombe Wanderers.

UPDATE: Lisa has gone through her original fundraising target of £2500 and has reset this to £3000.

Please support her efforts now – another way in which anybody can help the Trust and the Club.

Last summer Lisa climbed to the top of Snowdon as part of a special event involving fans from a number of clubs.

On 12th April, Lisa is going to do a 10,000 ft tandem skydive.

Manager Gareth Ainsworth and a number of the WWFC players are already supporting this effort and you can too.

Click here for details on how to sponsor Lisa and help YOUR CLUB

Please go to Lisa’s giving page and pledge what you can to help her reach her goal of £2500.

Anyone who sponsors £5 or more will be put in a draw to win a signed pair of Matt Ingram’s gloves.

Lisa won the Sky Bet League Two Fan of the Month Award for January. Click here for more details of this award.


Leanne is Cycling for the Trust and Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer UKHot on the heels of one charity event being announced (but taking place on the day before) comes news that  lifelong supporter Leanne Hurford is organising a static bike ride to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and Wycombe Wanderers Trust.

Leanne is calling on fellow fans to support her efforts. She is hoping to raise over £3,000 by collaborating with Chairboys fans to clock up as many miles as possible on exercise bikes before the Blues host Cheltenham Town on Saturday 11th April.

Read more here

To sponsor Leanne, please call 07748 484249 or visit https://www.justgiving.com/LeanneHurford/ to donate online.

Can you lend an exercise bike or two for the static cycle ride on Saturday 11th April? Email website@wwfc.com if you have one that Leanne could borrow for the day.


We Will Remember Them

WWFC Great War Tour 2014As the nation pauses today and on Tuesday 11th November to remember those who served their country and didn’t return home, here is a short video made last month when Wycombe Wanderers visited the Somme region of France to pay their respects and learn about the sacrifices made by footballers just like themselves, who made the ultimate sacrifice when war broke out 100 years ago.

Click here to find the video.

You can collect from the Information Centre at Adams Park this special 20-page booklet produced to commemorate this trip made by the players and management. Click here for full details or click here to view it online.


Special Badge to Help ‘Blooms’

Matt B TESTIMONIALThe Trust acquired 300 specially made badges which went on sale on Wednesday night before the match between Wycombe Wanderers and Chelsea.

All now sold out!

All profits from the sale of these badges have been paid to Matt Bloomfield’s Testimonial Fund.



Would You Climb Snowdon to Support Your Trust and Football Club?

SnowdonThis year Wrexham Football Club celebrate its 150th Anniversary and their club is organising a number of events to celebrate this, as well as raising much needed funds for their club.

As you are fully aware Wrexham are a 100% fans owned club and rely heavily on fans contributions, and with this in mind they are seeking our help in promoting an event that will give other Trusts and supporters groups a chance to raise funds for their own group or club.

For the past three years, Wrexham fans have climbed to the highest point in Wales, Snowdon, as a fundraiser, raising close to £40,000. However, this year they are limiting the number of Wrexham fans making the walk to …….150! This is where you come in…….

They are looking for 150 other Supporters Trusts or Supporters groups to join them in making the walk on behalf of their Trust / Club to raise funds for their own organisation. They want no more than two fans per Trust/Club registering for the walk and for them to collect sponsors that would be for their Trust / Club.

The walk is to take place on Sunday 29th June 2014, and the ascent will start from the Pen-Y-Pass car park up the Miners Track route at 10am. Wrexham Supporters Trust will put on coaches departing from Wrexham at 8am, as there is minimal parking at the Pen-Y-Pass car park.

Snowdon2Those taking part will need to be reasonably fit and healthy. However, please remember that this is not a race to the top! And we encourage everyone to take their time walking up; and stopping to have rests when needed. Please note that at times you are required to scramble up rocks! The walk takes between three and four hours to reach the top, and between two and a half and three hours to descend.

We would ask that those taking part on behalf of Wycombe Wanderers wear our football shirt  (over warm clothing) for an unforgettable photograph opportunity at the top of Snowdon.

We therefore have been invited as a Supporters Trust group to put representatives forward for this walk as soon as possible. The sooner you start collecting sponsors the more funds you will raise.

Please first email colin@wycombewandererstrust.com if you are interested***

Hopefully you are encouraged by the idea!

Many thanks.

*** UPDATE 20.3.14. Within hours of this being published we received expressions of interest from several regular fans and Trust members.  Lisa Bowker and David Roberton were the first two to volunteer.  Any unsuccessful names will be held in reserve. Thank you all guys!


Fans Night for Matt Bloomfield’s Testimonial – Saturday 22nd February

Blooms 2The first event of Matt Bloomfield’s testimonial year is to be a special supporters night at Adams Park on Saturday 22nd February.

Subrosa5With arrival from 7pm following the fixture with Chesterfield, the evening will consist of live music from local band Subrosa5 (pictured right), Q&As with former favourites, games and much more!

Food will also be available.

John Gorman, Sergio Torres, Matt Phillips, Keith Ryan, Ben Strevens, Jamie Young, Danny Senda and Scott McGleish have already confirmed their attendance, while a good number of the current squad will be staying on for this special event.

Tickets are priced at £20 and can be purchased online, by calling 01494 441118 or in person from the Information Centre at Adams Park.


Many Happy Returns for Ex-Players Dinner

WWEXPAAs previewed last month, the Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association (“WWEPA”) played host to some great names from the past when they staged their fifth annual dinner on November 29. Heading the cast list was Martin O’Neill and many of his 1993 Double-winning heroes. The waistlines might have been a little thicker and the hair sparser or greyer, but the spirit of that FA Trophy and Vauxhall Conference champions’ squad was just as evident as it had been 20 years earlier.

When the doors to Adams Park were finally shut at 1.30am, many a story had been retold, many an event re-lived. Over 170 members and guests enjoyed a memorable re-union, reliving the best moments from that great season through video and personal memories.

MON and GeraldineTrue to form, Martin arrived just as we were making the opening announcements. But the important thing was that the new Republic of Ireland manager did interrupt a hectic schedule to return to the scene of his great triumphs between 1990 and 1995. And as a special bonus he brought wife Geraldine (pictured together left) with him as well.

Martin gave co-presenter Alan Hutchinson some good-humoured stick while recounting personal memories of that season and the 90s era which remains a club highlight. Others to relive the double-winning moments were club captain Glyn Creaser, 1993 Player of the Year Keith Scott, local hero Keith Ryan and fans’ favourites Steve Guppy, Matt Crossley, Anton Vircavs, Hakan Hayrettin and Steve Thompson.

1993 ReunionPlayers from the last six decades joined in the Happy Birthday greetings for John Reardon’s 81st birthday. Some of Wycombe’s greatest heroes were there including Tony Horseman, Charlie Gale, Dave Thomas, Barry Baker, John Maskell, Larry Pritchard, Paul Birdseye, Howard Kennedy, Bob Dell, Keith Samuels and Keith Searle.  And as always we were particularly delighted to see 1957 FA Amateur Cup Final veterans Len Worley, Mike Wicks and Jackie Tomlin along with other colleagues from the 50s. The 1980s squads were well represented too and they obviously enjoyed themselves.

With former managers Brian Lee, John Reardon, Alan Gane and of course Martin O’Neill all present, current boss Gareth Ainsworth and his assistant, Richard Dobson, had time to seek plenty of advice as well as handing out the trophies to all our 2013 event winners. Great to see them take time out to attend.

Former chairman Ivor Beeks was away on a pre-arranged holiday but sent his warmest regards to the players who had helped make his reign so special. And new chairman Don Woodward and members of the Trust board were able to discover exactly what made the club tick back in the ‘good old days’.

It wasn’t all football. After a great performance of Classic Sinatra, the talented Mr Ian Gallagher got everyone up dancing.  And it was wonderful to see 99-year-old club President Monty Seymour bopping away until midnight.

As well as the funds put into the club’s coffers from ticket and bar sales, WWEPA was also able to help their nominated charity, Bucks Air Ambulance, which will benefit by £1,000 from the raffle with more to come from the next WWEPA event, the annual quiz on 15th March 2014.

Because of the lateness of the finale, they didn’t get the proper chance to thank everyone who helped make the night such a success. But WWEPA would like to thank each and everyone one of you including Kelly Calvert and Becci Redmond from the club who – through a double booking of the room – put in an 18-hour day to make this dinner the success it was.

All pictures courtesy of Paul Dennis and available from: dennis.photo.football@dsl.pipex.com    


Fans Night with John Gorman and Sergio Torres – Wednesday 25th September

Since the Football Club moved into Trust ownership we have sought to put on events at prices that are more affordable to our fans.

The next of these combines this concept with the anniversary of the club’s founding in 1887 and follows on just one year after the hugely successful night with Martin O’Neill in September 2012.

John GormanSergioThis time round we have the always popular former WWFC Manager John Gorman and one of our most entertaining players of recent times, Sergio Torres.

To find out more about this event and how to book your £10 tickets, please click here.

Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start and food will be available to purchase on the evening, while fans can also become the first to purchase Sergio’s new autobiography.

UPDATE 17.9.13 – it has just been announced that former Wanderer Russell Martin, now playing for Norwich City in the Premier League and a Scottish international, will be in attendance at this event as a guest along with Matt Bloomfield. Click here for the full story


The Wycombe Museum Exhibition to Celebrate WWFC’s 125th Anniversary?

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Running only until Sunday 8th September, the exhibition celebrates the 125th anniversary of the founding of the club and is rich in photographs of past achievements including the first season line-up, an early rattle and leather football, silverware, medals and shirts from milestone matches.

There is something there for every age and the club’s younger supporters will be able to take part in a fun football trail for £1.50. In doing so they will receive a gift from the museum and be entered into a monthly draw to be a mascot at Adams Park. 

Everyone that visits the Museum between 10th June and 8th September, completes the Quiz and has the form validated by the Museum will be able to claim a 25% discount on 2 matchday tickets for a league game of their choice during the 2013/14 season.

Admission is free, while the opening times will be as follows:

Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 2pm-5pm
Bank Holidays – closed

The Museum is located in Priory Ave, set your satnav to HP13 6PX!

Please note that limited parking is available with additional metered parking in adjoining roads.


Record Turnout for Ex-Players Golf Day

WWEXPAThree WW Trust Directors were able to make ‘guest appearances’ at the 5th Annual Golf Day organised by the Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association (“WWEPA”). This was held last Friday in bright sunshine and high temperatures at the wonderful setting of Winter Hill Golf Club near Cookham.

David Roberton, David Cook and Alan Cecil (a late substitute for Trevor Stroud) made up a fourball group with last year’s champion Stuart Thompson who had the honour of getting the competition under way, which had attracted a record entry of 32.

Winning TeamThe individual winner and another new name on the trophy was former goalkeeper Trevor Bunting and he also inspired his teammates – Anton Vircavs, Dave Twitchen and Peter Galvin (all pictured left) to win the Brian Lee team trophy. Trevor had to leave before the presentations but proud dad Colin, himself a former Blues goalkeeper of the 1960s, did the honours. Quite a week for the Bunting family with 18-year-old grandson Sam, a former Wycombe Academy ‘keeper, being offered a pro contract with St Johnstone.

Stuart Thompson won the Longest Drive prize, Terry Reardon was the Putting King and former BFP Sports Editor Mike Knox won the Nearest the Pin prize, sneaking inside a wonderful shot from David Roberton!  ‘Bodgers Booby’ prize went to the team of Keith Ryan, his brother Mark, Steve Brown and – no relation – Mike Brown.

Individual winnerPrizes were presented by WWEPA president Jack Tomlin (pictured right with Colin Bunting) who played for WWFC in the 1957 Amateur Cup Final at Wembley, as did Len Worley who was still spritely enough to enjoy a round of golf. In a field that included former players from every decade since the 50s, the oldest competitor was Derek Draffan.

A special get-well toast was drunk to former 70s hero Howard Kennedy who was missed both on and off the course.

Forthcoming WWEPA events:

Sunday 1st Sept: Scannappeal Cricket Challenge vs Wycombe Cricket Veterans. 20-overs-a-side match at HW Cricket Club, London Road starting at 2pm

Friday 29th November:  5th Annual Dinner in the Vere Suite at 7.30pm