TRUST OWNERSHIP OF WWFC
(first published October 2019 - reseached and edited by Paul Lewis - Chairboys on the Net - @GasManCOTN)
June 2015 - May 2016
The one where Wycombe played Aston Villa in the FA Cup
BOARD CHANGES ANNOUNCED|
(Wednesday 8th July 2015)
Wycombe Wanderers Trust revealed to Members at the meeting held on Tuesday 7th July 2015 a restructing of the Football Club that will see former Chairman Ivor Beeks re-instated as a Board member at the request of current Chairman Andrew Howard. It was explained that the Football Club Board, appointed by the parent Trust Board, will consist of up to two members proposed by the Chairman, plus three or four Trust representatives in order to maintain a Trust 'majority' on the Football Club Board. Meanwhile, Howard also revealed that the Football Club would post a profit for the 2014/15 season, which would mirror the previously budgeted loss of around £250,000. The presentation file shown at the meeting and a brief overview of the Question and Answer session is available to download via the Trust website
(Tuesday 14th July 2015)
The Club confirmed on Tuesday (14th July 2015) that Damian Irvine had been appointed as the new 'Head of Commercial Activities' at Adams Park. The Australian joins Wanderers following a season with Notts County. He had previously been the Chairman of Australian Rugby League side Cronulla before resigning in March 2013. Commenting on the appointment, Wanderers' Chairman Andrew Howard said on the official website: "Damian's appointment is a very significant move for the club and I'd say it's one of the most important signings we've made - on or off the field - in recent times. His experience in football and sport previously means he has a proven track record and he'll bring fresh ideas and energy to the team."
SEASON TICKETS UPDATE|
(Wednesday 5th August 2015)
Season Ticket sales figures released by the Club on Wednesday 5th August have the total sold to date as just over 2,100 - up 13.5% on the total sold last season. The figure does not include employee or staff passes. Wanderers kick-off their Football League campaign on Saturday (8th August) at home to York City.
IBE WINDFALL KICKS IN|
(Friday 4th September 2015)
Former Wanderers schoolboy player Jordon Ibe's England U21 debut against the USA on Thursday (3rd September 2015) could be the latest trigger for 'add-on' clauses attached to his move from Wycombe to Liverpool in December 2011. However, Wanderers have no plans to re-introduce the Youth system, scrapped in June 2012, that produced Ibe.
Jordon Ibe windfall's kick-in
GA - 3 YEARS IN CHARGE|
(Thursday 24th September 2015)
24th September 2015 marked the third annivesary of Gareth Ainsworth being appointed as 'Caretaker' Manager of the Wanderers following the dismissal of Gary Waddock after the previous Saturday's home defeat to Wimbledon. The then 39 year old was appointed on a permanent basis a few weeks later on 8th November 2012. With three years service as Manager at Adams Park, Ainsworth had become the second longest serving Manager of Wycombe Wanderers as a Football League club, recently surpassing his predecessor Gary Waddock. Lawrie Sanchez has been the longest serving to date with four and half years at Adams Park. Martin O'Neill spent just over five years with the Wanderers but the first three and a half seasons were during the Club's Conference days.
WYCOMBE 1 CAMBRIDGE UTD 0|
(Tuesday 29th September 2015)
A sensational 69th minute strike from Michael Harriman was enough to beat Cambridge United as Adams Park and take Wanderers to the top of League Two. Wycombe had been frustrated in front of goal up until that point, culminating in seeing Garry Thompson's 56th minute penalty saved by substitute 'keeper Sam Beasant after Chris Dunn had been shown a red card for denying Gozie Ugwu a goalscoring opportunity. Wanderers take on Northampton Town at home on Saturday.
Wycombe 1 Cambridge 0 - report, stats and reaction
TRUST AGM NOTIFIED|
(Wednesday 11th November 2015)
The Trust have formally notified members of their Annual General Meeting to be held on Thursday 26 November 2015 at 7.30pm in the Vere Suite at Adams Park. The AGM is earlier than normal due to the rules surrounding Community Benefit Societies. In accordance with the Trusts Rules, one third of the current Trust Board is required to retire. John Bignell, Nigel Kingston and Trevor Stroud are therefore retiring from the Board and are offering themselves for re-election. Mark Bowring, David Roberton and Will Schafer-Peek are also offering themselves for election and a ballot will therefore be held to elect Directors to the three available positions. The candidates will be speaking at the AGM again this year. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for questions and answers and to hear from Club Chairman Andrew Howard. Membership of the Trust has now reached 1,066 (654 Adult, 224 Senior, 188 Junior). AGM notice on Trust website
WWFC TO DECLARE PROFIT|
(Monday 30th November 2015)
Figures revealed at the Trust AGM on Thursday 26 November 2015 show that Wycombe Wanderers Football Club will declare a profit for a season for the first time in 14 years when accounts are officially filed in the New Year. Abreviated accounts show that the Club made a profit of £36,508 for the 2014/15 season compared to a loss of £245,924 the previous season. Meanwhile, Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud revealed that the original option to buy back the Training Ground in Booker had been re-negotiated due to non-payment of rent by the sister company owning the major assets (FALL).
Trust AGM November 2015 - chairboys.co.uk feature
TRUST ON TRAINING GROUND|
(Thursday 3rd December 2015)
The Wycombe Wanderers Trust Board have issued a statement regarding the Training Ground. The statement confirms the 'sale and lease-back agreement' was signed on 28th March 2013 between Frank Adams Legacy Ltd. (“FALL”) and Ivor Beeks, Sandra Kane and Camberwick Properties Ltd (Ian Keizner). The statement goes on the confirm that FALL defaulted on rental payments to the The Training Ground Funders (TGF) and the latter instructed their solicitors to issue a notice om 6th August 2015 to protect its own position. This resulted in a new deal being agree as detailed in the statement via the link below.
Training Ground update from wycombewandererstrust.com
VILLA TIE ON LIVE TV|
(Friday 11th December 2015)
Wanderers' Third Round FA Cup tie with Aston Villa will played with a 12.45pm kick-off on Saturday 9th January 2016 and shown live on BT Sport. The date and time was confirmed on Friday morning. Wanderers and Villa will received £144,000 each as a result of the media rights fee. Winners of the tie willget an added £67,500 in sponsorship money. This will be first time Wanderers have been covered live for an FA Cup tie on UK TV since the tie at Wimbledon in November 2008.
(Monday 4th January 2016)
Adams Park will see its biggest football attendance for six and half years after Aston Villa reported they had sold their full allocation of 2,550 tickets for the Third Round FA Cup with Wanderers on Saturday (9th January). This follows Wycombe reporting that home areas had 'sold out' on 18th December. However, it's understood that some hospitality places were still for sale at the time of the announcement and that around 200 more 'home' seats should become available once seat repairs are completed in the week before the tie. The Villa game will be the first 'sell-out' at Adams Park since the final game of the 2008/9 season when 9,625 watched the 'League Two' encounter with Notts County. However, the attendance versus Villa will fall below this figure due to a further revised capacity of 9,552 being imposed on Adams Park by the Sports Ground Safety Authority and local authorities. There will also be a further reduction in the maximum capacity as some seats are unavailable for the tie with Villa due to live TV camera use.
WYCOMBE 1 ASTON VILLA 1|
(Saturday 9th January 2016)
Wanderers went into the Fourth Round draw of the FA Cup after a 1-1 draw with Premiership strugglers Aston Villa. In front of a 'sold out' but still well under capacity Adams Park, Wanderers came back after going behind to a 22nd minute goal from Villa Captain Micah Richards. The equaliser came on 50 minutes after Ashley Westwood was adjudged to have impeded Matt Bloomfield on the right edge of the box - referee Michael Oliver pointing to the spot and Joe Jacobson dispatching the kick to the left side of the Valley End net. Sam Wood could have given Wycombe the lead a minute later but Gareth Ainsworth's side survived a brief spell of Villa pressure and will now travel to Villa Park in the replay set for Tuesday 19th Jan, unless moved for TV.
Wycombe 1 Aston Villa 1 - report, stats and reaction
ASTON VILLA 2 WYCOMBE 0|
(Tuesday 19th January 2016)
Wanderers came away from Villa Park with respect and credit, despite losing 2-0 to an Aston Villa side that seem destined for relegation from the Premiership. Backed by a 4,000 plus following, Gareth Ainsworth’s side more than held their own in the opening two thirds of the tie, had the better chances and reduced many of the home support to booing their team off at the interval. It was not until the 75th minute that Villa got their breakthrough – Ciaran Clark heading pass Matt Ingram. Idrissa Gana added a second for the home side in the 90th minute. To say the scoreline was flattering for Villa, does not even begin to tell the story.
Aston Villa 2 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
MATT INGRAM JOINS QPR|
(Friday 22nd January 2016)
The news that many Wanderers fans were fearing was finally confirmed at around 8.30pm on Friday evening as Matt Ingram signed for QPR. The 22 year old agreed a four and a half year deal with The Championship club for an 'undisclosed fee'. A deal to a higher rank club had been simmering under for months and comes after the High Wycombe born 'keeper had clocked up 140 appearances for Gareth Ainsworth's side since making his debut in March 2013. His final game was the FA Cup tie at Villa Park.
Matt Ingram - updated profile, stats and reaction
FANS FORUM THIS WEEK|
(Wednesday 17th February 2016)
A reminder that a Fans Forum has been arranged for Thursday 18th February 2016, starting in the Vere Suite at 7.30pm (doors open for food and drink at 6pm). The press release states: "This will give you the opportunity to hear new plans for the Club and to ask questions to a panel that will include Andrew Howard and Gareth Ainsworth." Meanwhile, finalised accounts for the year ending June 2015 for both Wycombe Wanderers Football Club and Frank Adams Legacy Limited (FALL) have been filed this week. The chairboys.co.uk archive report below gives a summary of the figures expected to confirmed.
Trust AGM November 2015 - chairboys.co.uk feature
YOUTH SCHEME LAUNCH|
(Wednesday 17th February 2016)
The Club announced on the eve of the Fans Forum that they will use the event to reveal plans for a Professional Development Phase scheme. The statement read; "Chairman Andrew Howard and manager Gareth Ainsworth will present a plan for expanding the pool of players available to the first-team by building on its recent successes of nurturing young talent. The programme will require funding from supporters and businesses to reach its objectives, which could ultimately give the club the option of reinstating a youth department." It was also revealed that former Wanderer Matt Ingram and current midfielder Luke O'Nein will be guests at the Forum that starts at 7.30pm in the Vere Suite.
Read more details on the official website
OXFORD UTD 3 WYCOMBE 0 |
(Saturday 7th May 2016)
Wanderers' season ended on a low following a 3-0 defeat at Oxford United, with the hosts also confirming promotion to League One in front of capacity 11,800 attendance. Defeat and results elsewhere also saw Gareth Ainsworth's side fall to 13th place in the table - the lowest place of the season - having topped the table after ten games and remained in the play-off places until a run of no wins from the final eight games saw the season peter out in disappointing fashion.
Oxford Utd 3 Wycombe 0 - report, stats and reaction
June 2016 until May 2017
The one where Wycombe should have beaten Spurs in the Cup