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Oct
7

The ‘Adams Park Family’ At Its Best – over £4,000 raised for charity!

Saturday night’s KenDarCom 2012 event showed how well our people pull together.

The music and comedy event, which also included a team quiz, raffle and auction, took place in a packed out Vere Suite and raised thousands of pounds for various good causes.

WWFC staff from the Ticket Office, Media, Food and Beverage and the Community Team all played a full part alongside some of the matchday hospitality stewards to make KenDarComm 2012 such a success. They were well supported in the audience by fans of all ages including Trust and WWFC Directors, the ‘Twitter Club’ and ‘Gasroomers’.

The star of the show was undoubtedly caretaker manager Gaz Ainsworth, who fresh from managing Wycombe to their first home win for 7 months in the afternoon, took to the stage to sing with local band Subrosa5. Is there no end to this man’s enthusiasm! He was also cheered on by a group of visiting QPR fans.

We will let you know the final amount raised from this fans’ evening in due course but it has already topped £4,000 with donations still coming in. Please see here some pictures taken by club photographer Paul Dennis. Thanks to all who attended and/or who contributed in any way.

Finally thanks must go to the two guys who chiefly made this event happen. Darren Willis pictured left (Commercial Executive at WWFC) who visited Kenya in the summer along with the Community Team to highlight some of the issues out there. A share of the night’s proceeds will be supporting that project. Matchday announcer Matt Cecil (right), who had organised a similar event last year, took on much of the promotional work as well as organising the raffle prizes and auction items. These also raised funds to support cancer charities (in memory of Steve Maguire, Jonny Saunders and Graham Cadle) and for Great Ormond Street Hospital (where Lee Harrison’s 10 year old son Luke is under going cancer treatment).

Sep
25

A Special MO’Nday Night to Celebrate 125 Years

WW Trust would like to thank all those who made this last weekend such a special one to mark the 125th anniversary of the formation of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.

Whilst on Saturday things didn’t go quite to plan on the pitch against Wimbledon, resulting in Gary Waddock being relieved of his duties as Manager, off the field was a great success.

Of great interest to many fans was the display of Club memorabilia and this was extremely well received especially as many of these items normally reside in the Boardroom, away from view.

It may well be that we can have more items on display, visible to all, on match days. This has also given us an added incentive to ensure that a planned exhibition for the Wycombe Museum is successful.

Thanks to Trust Board Members, Garry, Keith, Reg, Tim and David Cook for putting this together and manning the display.

Martin O’Neill holds up his personalised Wycombe shirt from the current season – Wycombe Wanderers 125th

On Monday night, the actual anniversary date, the Vere Suite was packed out with fans there to meet and greet the best Manager that Wycombe has had (to date) in Martin O’Neill.

First the audience was treated to a fascinating history lesson by Alan Hutchinson showing his WW Early Days video about how the Club was formed in 1887 and progressed in those very early years.

But the star of the evening was undoubtedly the ‘genial Irishman’ who, guided by Hutch, went through his time at the Club which had so many highlights and amusing moments (don’t mention Ruth!). Also present were players of Martin’s era in Paul Hyde, Keith Ryan, Steve Brown, Terry Evans, Dave Carroll, as well as Matt Bloomfield from today’s team plus Tony “Bodger” Horseman and John Maskell from the earlier days.

Martin did admit later that he may not have come back again had it not been for the efforts of both ‘Hutch’ and John Taylor of the Ex-Players Association to who we should all be grateful. This was the first  joint production between the Trust and the EPA but one described as being the “most successful and entertaining evening in the history of WWFC”.

So a big thank you to those already named along with John Bignell and Tony Crow plus all the Club staff who made it such a successful evening. The food that was served up earlier was well received, reasonably priced and of good quality. It is hope that we can put on more events before too long , once again at a reasonable price, to attract all fans.

Pictures above are courtesy of Club Photographer Paul Dennis.

Sep
22

Ex-Players Returned for the Big Game

More than 30 former Wycombe Wanderers players were present for the match vs AFC Wimbledon.

Many of the greats who have worn the famous Light and Dark Blue colours arrived for lunch but then split into groups to meet as many fans in as many locations as practical.  The Ex-Players were announced on the pitch before kick off and then watched the match from Block V of the Main Stand. We welcomed back the Club’s former Press Officer Alan Hutchinson (pictured right) to assist with this.

Some of the Club’s memorabilia was on display in the ‘alcove’ outside the Legends Lounge and there was a great deal of interest shown by WW supporters keen to learn more about our long history.

Tony “Bodger” Horseman and David “Jesus” Carroll delivered the match ball to the centre spot in time for kick off.

There was plenty of other activities going on, especially for the youngsters with face painting (free of charge) and the release of 125 balloons from the centre circle.

 

 

May
19

8-3 as the Wycombe Legends Roll Back The Years

The word LEGEND is often over used but those Wycombe fans who have been following the Club through the last 20 years or so, will surely agree that the squad put together for today’s special fixture contained many Wanderers to whom that honour is  certainly justified.

 The Wycombe Legends took on the Ex-Royals (of Reading FC) in a special fixture that kicks off our 125th anniversary celebrations and a most entertaining game ended with a 8-3 win for the Wycombe Legends.  The visitors took the lead before Scott McGleish equalised late in the first half. However once Tommy Mooney, Darren Currie and Kevin Keen has stretched the lead to 4-1, the result was never in doubt, Keen’s goal going in off Stuart Beavon senior, who was a second half substitute for the Royals. The Reading side did pull one back but further Wycombe goals kept coming courtesy of Keith Scott and Matt Edwards (penalty)  before McGleish and Currie each scored again. Beavon made up for his own goal with a penalty just before the end.

Amongst the Legends were Dave Carroll, Mark West, Keith Scott, Keith Ryan, Paul Hyde, Matt Crossley, Glyn Creaser, Jason Cousins, Tommy Mooney, Miguel deSouza, Simon Stapleton, Kevin Keen, Steve Guppy, Scott McGleish, Steve Thompson, Mark West, Darren Currie to name but some. They were joined by Wycombe fans Simon Page and Matt Edwards who had each won the right to appear in this star studded line up