Club Captain

Chairman Matt Healy is pleased to announce that Mr Andrew Stears has been appointed club captain for this season. Matt went onto to say that:

“Stearsy has been with the club a good while now establishing positive connections and playing for many teams both on Saturday and Sunday. He was part of the 3’s management team and has served on the committee and now feels he can give more to the club. I feel that he is the right man for the job and wish him all the best”

Season Starts

Southern Amateur League Sat 11th
Leatherhead & District Sun 6th
Farnham & District Sun 6th

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REGISTRATION

2021-22 Committee

The new committee was elected at the AGM held 8th August.

Chairman Matt Healy
Treasurer Stef Milewczyk
House & Grounds Sam Shethran
Social Andrew Hislop
OWA Rep Damian Woodward

The secretary’s post was not filled and the committee are looking to appoint someone. If you think that you can help then please get in touch.
The committee may appoint members in other positions to help run the club.

The Club Captain will be appointed by September.

50th Anniversary

Old Wimbledonians Football Club
50th Anniversary Celebration

 

Friday 23rd July from 6pm
At the Old Wimbledonians Clubhouse, Somerset Avenue, Wimbledon, SW20 OBJ
Parking 143 Coombe Lane, Car Park, SW20 0QX

 

Mr Damian Woodward, OWFC Chairman, would like to invite you, your partners and your friends to our 50th birthday. This will be a great occasion to meet with players of the past and present to celebrate our journey and the many wonderful years we have had as a club. Old boy Paul Kenny is also running the London Marathon and raising funds for Scope, which we will support for the evening.
£20/ head which includes all you can eat ‘World In A Bowl’ food with an Indian theme, match subs for the celebration games and a £5/ head donation to Scope, supporting special educational needs
Order of events:

• 5.00pm bar opens for players and guests
• 6.15pm Celebration games:

          OW Legends v OW Vets

          OW Club v OW Club

• 8.30pm Sit down dinner with guest speakers (and raffle)
• 10.00pm Entertainment
• 12.00am Last Orders
• 12.30am Carriages

Please RSVP using the attached link 5Oth (all guests must register) which includes bank details to pay for tickets. All partners and friends are very welcome.

(Bank Account Name Old Wimbledonians FC – sort 30-94-77 – Acc 00818305)

Any questions please email Club Captain Matt Healy
We would love to hear any old stories or share some photos of the past on the evening so please send these in to Matt or to

AGM

AGM & COMMITTEE

We desperately want to hold our football club AGM so we can start planning for the 2021-2022 season but COVID restriction delays have meant that our original date was no longer possible. Please keep an eye out for the new date.

The AGM is a chance for the committee to summarise the season just gone both in terms of the running of the club and to highlight any issues or successes that may have been encountered along the way. It also gives you the chance to ask the outgoing committee any questions.

We are a massive club currently with 8 sides requiring lots of hard work behind the scenes to provide all with the opportunity to play football. It would be really fantastic if we had more of you volunteering to help serve on the committee even if it’s in a small way. This can be a very rewarding experience, helping shape the direction that the club will travel over the next season or two.

Damian Woodward and Roy Clark are both stepping down from the committee after truly magnificent work so there is plenty of room for fresh blood and new ideas.

All posts are up for election and the club constitution (available on our website) highlights the roles available. Having said that we are aware that it is high time we modernised the constitution including the roles and one of the proposals is for the new committee to put forward an updated constitution for ratification.

The constitutional positions of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, House & Grounds, OWA Rep and Social Rep we hope to refine as well as perhaps enhancing some of the roles by splitting them. Financial Administrator, Facilities manager, Fixtures secretary, Recruitment and Media Management are some of the possibilities mentioned.

Please consider helping your club out, all that is required is enthusiasm. Ideally it would be great to have members young and old from all the sides Saturday and Sunday. If there is a role you think might suit you but you don’t wish to sit on the committee then that is also possible as the committee is allowed to co-opt members for specific roles/functions.

For any further information please don’t hesitate to contact any of the current committee and if you wish to put your name forward please contact the club secretary.

MANAGERS

As well as a committee we need managers to run our sides.

If you feel that you could run a side, if you are the next Pep or Jose then please put your name forward. Obviously there is slightly more to it then showing up on a Sunday and naming a starting eleven but the committee are happy to bend over backwards to assist in the admin that goes with the job.

If you are interested then put your name forward or if you need more info please do ask.

This is a great club, about to enter our 51st season. What has made the club last so long and thrive and grow season on season is you its members. Please consider joining the committee or standing as a manager.

Saturday Football

We are very pleased to announce that the Club has been accepted into the Southern Amateur League from next season.

We are very excited by this, we are joining a very well run league which emphasises sportsmanship in its ethos.

There are also opportunities to enter a vets Saturday cup which we are exploring.

Pitches

As you can imagine, everyone is scrambling for an ever diminishing number of football pitches as cricket takes over.

Our home ground is wanted by rugby colts and cricket colts and cricket seniors on a Sunday which means that there is a lot of negotiation and compromise taking place. On Saturdays cricket has already taken over.

It’s tough each week trying to arrange the fixtures without somewhere to play. But we will continue to do our best.

Letter From the Chairman March 2021

Letter From The Chairman

17th March 2021                                    

Dear All

 

I hope you and those close to you are well and have kept safe during this last lockdown. I know it has been a particularly hard period and I personally am really looking forward to being back with all of you and of course playing football.

With that in mind we are delighted that from the information we have received so far, all three of our leagues, both Saturday and Sunday, are planning to restart the weekend of 3rd/4th April. Whilst we have some logistics to still work out, we are confident that we will have pitches for all 8 teams to facilitate that with the potential of two of those pitches being at Coombe Lane. All of those details will be clarified before the restart.

In terms of disruption to the season and the financial implications of that, it has of course put both the football club and OWA under some pressure. However thanks to both running a tight ship I am really pleased to say we have been able to weather the storm.

On that note, for those of you on the Wimbledonian we have decided as a committee to refund each player £70. The Wimbledonian was £245 and a proportion of you paid it outright. For those of you that paid it in instalments it was intended that everyone would have paid it in full by March. I am aware that a few of you have stopped paying. What this means is that every player on the Wimbledonian needs to have paid £175 to be up to date and in fact be clear for the remainder of the season. Please help us by getting up to date. Bank details are on our website www.oldwimbledonians.co.uk look for payments on the contact tab. If anyone is suffering financial hardship please get in touch with me or club captain Matt Healy as soon as possible so we can try to help so you can carry on playing football.

For those due money back we will again send a form out with a few different options as to what you would like to do with that.

The intention is that food will resume post-match and from mid-April, subject to lockdown rules, alcohol will be served at outside tables. We have decided to postpone the free polo shirts to those on the Wimbledonian.

Matt Healy, Club Captain is picking up the mantel on socials and again rules permitting we hope to have a few events and of course an actual  no holds barred end of season event post all rules at the end of June!

My only other message is to be patient with each other and our oppo when we come back. I know there is a lot of pent up energy and we need to make sure that is channelled in a positive way. This season the club has had 6 disrepute charges – more than the previous 4 years combined. I back out spirit and approach all day long as a football club, however please do just have this in mind and let’s ensure we stay incredibly proud of our reputation.

Getting thirsty just writing this so on that note I will say ‘see you soon’ and make sure you get some exercise in between now and the end of March.

Woody

MERCHANDISE

All those who ordered merchandise…it has arrived.

Distributing it is not quiet as easy in these covid restricted times. If you want it in a hurry contact direct on and we can try and sort.

LOCKDOWN

LOCKDOWN

 

The FA confirmed today that all grass roots football would be suspended for the month of November.

Hopefully the season can restart in December but we will be advised nearer the time.

In these COVID times, please look after yourselves and your families.