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Dec
13

Well Done To The Matrix

MatrixHoused behind this rather plain door sign within Adams Park, there is plenty of activity going on.

In a room next to the offices of the Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust (our Community Team), the Matrix Centre operates most afternoons of the week providing youngsters with fun based activities aimed at improving their literacy and numeracy skills.

Meadows School Dec 2013This term, students from 3 schools – Meadows (Wooburn Green), Highcrest (High Wycombe) and Millbrook (High Wycombe) have benefited from this extra tuition and they were rewarded at a Celebration of Success Evening last night, held in the Vere Suite. The children were also able to show of some of their new skills in a variety of entertaining presentations, which were cheered by their parents and also by some of the WW Trust Directors who dropped in.

There to present the students with their certificates were WWFC first team players, Dean Morgan and Kortney Hause, pictured here with the Meadows School students and a festively dressed Bodger.

For more information on the activity of The Matrix, please click here

Sep
19

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

Jul
31

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.

Jul
30

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

Jul
22

Thanks Again to the Oxford Walkers

Oxford Walk Money PresentationOn Saturday, prior to the match against Aston Villa, Wycombe Wanderers Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud received a cheque for £4383.50 being the total amount raised by the Wycombe fans who walked through the night to Oxford in April.

Making the presentation were two of the walkers, Dale Jenkins and Paul McCloud.

Once again the Trust would like to thank all those who walked to raise this money and all those who donated by way of sponsorship.

(picture courtesy of Paul Dennis, Club Photographer)

Jun
9

News of the ‘Blues in Kenya’

The group of WWFC office staff and supporters led by the club’s longest serving player Matt Bloomfield have done a lot of great work in Nakuru, Kenya this week in a community project.

They have now completed their schedule of works in the school. Very much to the fore has been Matt Bloomfield who we are told “has been outstanding, working harder than anyone and keeping morale high”

You can read Matt’s first blog here on the Official Club Website.

Day Two Blog Here   Day Three Blog Here   

Day Four Blog Here  Day Five Blog Here

Day Six Blog Here     Days Seven and Eight Blog Here

You can find other news on Twitter @BluesinKenya where ‘Blooms’ has posted the following:-

The farewell dinner was a fitting end to an amazing trip.These guys have done our club proud and I am privileged to have been part of it. MB

– Blues in Kenya 2013 (@BluesInKenya) June 9, 2013

May
27

Find Out About Frank Adams – Sunday 2nd June

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‘Frank Adams – a Wycombe Wanderers Icon’

at the Wycombe  Museum

In words and images, Mike Dewey will describe the life of Frank Adams, a true ‘Rags to Riches’ story.

The original talk arranged for Thursday 7th March sold out and so another one has been organised for Sunday 2nd June from 14.30-16.30.

This will include a short talk about the name ‘Chair Boys’ and a viewing of the newly installed exhibition to celebrate Wycombe Wanderers 125 years.

Cost: £4  (Wycombe Leisure Card discount available).

Venue: Wycombe Museum , Priory Avenue , High Wycombe HP13 6PX

Contact: Call 01494-421895 for more information and to book your place or visit www.wycombe.gov.uk/museum

Apr
7

More Pics of the Fund Raising Walkers

With grateful thanks to Club photographer Paul Dennis, here are some more pictures of our group of walkers, celebrating completion of their mission at Oxford.

It’s not too late if you wish to donate. Click here to do so

Apr
6

Gaz Gets The Walk To Oxford Under Way

The small but dedicated group of fans making the walk through the night from Wycombe to Oxford’s Kassam Stadium set off from Adams Park at midnight.

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There to see them off was the WWFC Management team of Gareth Ainsworth, Richard Dobson and Lee Harrison who had come straight to Adams Park from a trip to watch Port Vale beat next Tuesday’s opponents Burton Albion by 7-1.

Gareth presented our walkers with a special shirt signed by all the first team squad, thanked the group for all their efforts in fund raising and wished them well for the 10-hour night walk ahead of them.

It is not too late if you want to support this walk.

Click this link to make a donation online 

There will also be a chance to meet the walkers who are being hosted on their arrival on Saturday morning at the Priory Pub near the Oxford ground. Collecting buckets will be available there and at the Kassam Stadium before this always important M40 derby match.

Thanks to all of the group ( Dale Jenkins, Paul McCloud, Sue McCloud, Josh Salter, Rob Salter, Andy Tillman, Ben Hampstead, Toni Blake, Rena Perrin, John Bartlett, Will Schafer-Peek, David Roberton, David Howells and Russell Cox) but especially to key organisers Dale Jenkins and Paul McCloud. In amongst that group, who were waived and cheered off by a small group of other fans was WWFC, WW Trust and Community Trust Director David Roberton.

Oct
17

Guardian Article – Wednesday 17th October

Wycombe Wanderers marked their 125th birthday with a journey back to the future

Click here to read David Conn’s article that appeared in the Guardian today