Meet your Trust Board
Don Woodward (also Chairman of WWFC)
Don has been a fan for over 10 years. He is a regular attender with his family who are all growing up fans. Impressed by the style and ground football that has been consistent, Don felt this was a great example for his boys.
An FA qualified coach Don works with several local clubs in junior football , that’s just an excuse to keep kicking a ball. Barred by his parents from following a playing career in football Don qualified as an Accountant and now works in Mentoring and business development having held top level Commercial Industry roles .
Don had to love football – growing up as one of 4 boys and when opening his bedroom curtains in his family home all he could see were twin towers. Attending school in Wembley Don watched his brothers team captained by Glyn Creaser ! They even had the same kit as WWFC.
Now with the Trust Board Don will help the development in this new era and bring his sporting and business backgrounds together for the benefit of the club and supporters.
Please forgive him for being Scottish and don’t ask him to play in goal – presumably for the same reasons.
I was born in Wycombe, went to school in Wycombe and have been a “Blues” supporter for as long as I can remember. I even played a few games at Loakes Park. An early memory of being a “Blues” fan was the FA Amateur Cup Semi Final in 1957 when the “Blues” beat Corinthian Casuals at Highbury (unfortunately my dad would not take me to Wembley for the final because I would not have been able to see over peoples heads in the old standing section).
My reason for joining the Trust was to help try and ensure that my team survive and continue to play at a high level of football and do not go the way of Ilford, Leytonstone, Wealdstone and others whose assets were somehow lost and their football heritage and place in the community consigned to the history books.
I am very proud of my Club and want to ensure that my grandchildren can wear the blue quarters with pride whilst supporting their professional team in the safe, enjoyable and friendly environment that we had at both Loakes Park and now Adams Park.
Trevor Stroud (Chairman of WW Trust)
Trevor has been a Wycombe Wanderers supporter for over 20 years, and Chairman of WWT since 2010. He was originally a board member with Wycombe Wanderers Founders Trust, before the formation of the current Trust.
Trevor’s area of specialism is Sales & Marketing, and has held a number of senior positions in both Blue Chip and smaller organisations. He is currently Director of Sales at Cranberry, a specialist producer of Nuts and Dried Fruit.
In terms of his Wycombe memories, there are many outstanding moments, including the visit to Villa Park in 2001, and Jermaine Easter’s goal against Chelsea in the Carling Cup Semi Final, but thinks that Dave Carroll’s goal in the 1994 play off final at Wembley, wins as his best Wycombe moment.
In terms of the Trust, he is determined to ensure that the links between the fans and the Club are as strong as possible, to the benefit of both sides, whilst ensuring that the best interests of WWFC are protected at all times.
Garry Heath (Vice Chairman of WW Trust and Chairman of Frank Adams Legacy Limited)
Garry’s family has been in the High Wycombe area since before the Civil War. From a furniture manufacturing family, chairboy Garry was previously a Bucks County Councillor for the central ward in Wycombe.
He volunteered to join the trust to offer his help and experience of not for profit organisations and served as part of the merger team which united both trusts.
Apart from being a keen Wanderers supporter he is also an unashamed petrol head with a great enthusiasm for motor racing.
Keith Blagbrough (Secretary)
Keith’s background is in finance and mainly information technology providing business solutions and managing computer service departments in Construction and Manufacturing industries, latterly retiring as a senior manager at the BBC.
A life long football fanatic he has supported Wycombe Wanderers since moving into the area in the 1980′s. He and his wife attend home,away, reserve and youth team matches.
Keith was one of the four founder members of the Official Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Association and served on their committee for many years, as both secretary and treasurer. He is still an active member of the Association Committee.
He was one of the two founder members of the Supporters Trust and worked to gain its acceptance by the Football Club. Since the merger with the Founders Trust he is a Director on the Board of the merged Trust and is the General Secretary.
For four years Keith was elected by supporters via the Supporters Trust to represent them on the Football Club Board and served as the Supporters Director.
Conscious of the wider obligations of the Trust he is the prime contact with Supporters Direct. He was invited to, and duly made a submission to the Parliamentary Committee examining the State of Football Governance in England. (The paper is reproduced on the web site)
For any problems please contact Keith on 01494 563697 or by email on email@example.com.
Reg is a retired member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has lived in the Wycombe area for almost 50 years. Supported Wycombe Wanderers since approximately 1966 but really became a regular once the Club moved to Adams Park.
Reg has been a season ticket holder since season 1991/92. Reg was one of the original signatures in the formation of the Wycombe Wanderers Supporters Trust in 2004.
Reg has been the Trust’s Treasurer since that date. Since the acquisition of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club Ltd by the Trust, he has also been the Finance Director of Frank Adams Legacy Limited.
Other interests include golf and working in the community. He has been a school governor since 1993 at Cressex Community School.
David Cook (also a Board Director of WWFC)
When the opportunity to serve on the Trust Board as a co-opted director in mid 2010 was offered, I was very happy to become involved in what I saw and still see as a crucial phase in WWFC’s future. My duties, to date, whilst not restricted to a single role, have, in the main, been in respect of Trust communications.
Now retired, I can reflect on 29 years of employment with a major international healthcare company where I gained considerable management experience and skills development in the areas of planning, negotiating and project management in an international procurement marketplace.
I started supporting the Chairboys in 1993 and have hardly missed a home game ever since. I also get to many away games each season. We all started off in the Family Stand before my wife and I moved ‘upstairs’ to the Frank Adams Stand, once the boys grew up! All our 3 sons have been involved with the club in both a supporting and working role.
I have recently taken early retirement after working for more than 40 years in banking where my emphasis was on customer service, office organisation, honesty and efficiency.
Since retiring I have been working on the capital structure of the Club, using my banking knowledge to good effect as we sought to raise funds against the assets, which under the restructure in 2012, came into the ownership of Frank Adams Legacy Limited.
I have also found time for other voluntary work for the Club, including selling programmes and 50/50 tickets, repainting the main gates, the former Loakes Park gates and other parts of the stadium, cleaning seats and other ground maintenance jobs. I also am the chief editor of the Trust website and have also taken on the WWT Facebook page in order to ensure that we communicate with members and fans in as many ways as possible.
I listen to many fans views both on matchdays and also via social media. I aim to represent all fans and bring to the Trust Board balanced opinions and their views plus a good understanding of financial matters and customer service, all based on experiences in life, work and as a WWFC loyal and passionate supporter.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Vere Suite before any home game, where I am usually handing out the team-sheets and/or selling Matchday Badges!
Tim Goode was born in Beaconsfield on a day when the Wycombe game was postponed due to bad weather. The Boat Race was also affected, with Oxford winning by a canvas in a blizzard. Tim progressed through the elysian fields of Gordon Road, Spring Gardens and the famous Hatters Lane School. It is worth noting that none of these august institutions survives.
The first Wycombe game he remembers is a Charity match which featured Tommy Docherty and Bernard Breslaw. His favourite players are Keith Mead and Steve Guppy and his favourite games Evenwood in the last Amateur Cup and the Wimbledon game in the Cup Run of 2001. His least favourite games were the Liverpool semi-final of the same year and the Blyth Spartans result in the last Amateur Cup. “I still celebrate any defeat for Blyth with a glass of fizzy water” he comments.
Tim has spent most of what passes for a career trying to get time off to go fishing.
I have been a supporter for over 40 years and attend all home and many away matches with my wife, Karen. We are season ticket holders in the Frank Adams Stand, Founder Share holders and Ordinary (now non-voting) Share holders.
Matt Clarke started supporting Wycombe Wanderers in the late 1970′s. Growing up, football was a big part of his life, both supporting and playing before retiring due to a serious knee injury at 19.
He and his Dad followed Wycombe all over the country and in recent years has introduced his son, Jack to the fold.
He was an integral part of the “No To Booker” campaign and stood for election to the Trust Board in 2012. His main aim is to show the benefits of membership to the younger supporters and serve all supporters to the best of his ability.