Following further contact from Rosemary with the planning inspectorate the case officer dealing with the appeals has removed Woking Football Club as co-appellant to the appeal.
The Minutes for the 2020 AGM have now been uploaded. You can find them here.
Well done to Liam Rodgers (age 6) and Justin Murrells (age 9) who won the Junior Cards writing competition. John Hooker visited signed Woking FC Footballs and other ‘bits and pieces’ as prizes.
A Woking FC Christmas Tail (by Liam Rodgers)
One day I was walking home from school with my dad. And I saw a cat. The cat looked sad; the cats name was KC Kat. I asked KC Kat ‘what’s wrong’?
He said, ‘I am lost, and I live at Kingfield Stadium’. ‘Me and my dad will take you home’. KC Kat said ’I can’t wait to get home to see my dad, his name is Dowse. I need to help him wrap presents for everyone who supports Woking FC for Christmas’.
‘My dad Dowse dresses up as Santa Clause, he got stuck in the Chimney because he ate too many minced Pies’ KC Kat said.
I love Santa Clause; he brings me presents on Christmas Eve.
We took KC Kat back to Kingfield Stadium and rang the doorbell. The door opened and there he was, Santa Clause! ‘Ho Ho merry Christmas’, me and KC Kat was so excited.
Then Santa took off his hat and then pulled down his beard. It was Dowse dressed as Santa again.
KC Kat got home safely. Mr Dowse said ‘thankyou very much and remember to be a good boy because the real Santa will be on his way very soon. Ho Ho!
A Christmas story at WFC by Justin Murrells
It was an early morning on Christmas Day and Alan Dowse was there getting things ready for the children to arrive. Unfortunately, KC Kat was stuck in traffic and Alan was struggling to put up all the decorations and wrap the presents.
Alan decided to call all the players to come and help out. All the players turned up to help out but the sun was setting and were all running out of time. Then with a magical moment, my granddad with his WFC top on helped out to make it final.
All was quiet on the Christmas evening, all the presents was wrapped and all the decorations were up. The doors burst open to the Club and the children ran with KC Kat being lifted and carried in to get ready to party.
Everyone had a wonderful time at WFC and look forward to the next party.
Following the Trust AGM on Wednesday 9th December, the Trust Board are delighted to welcome Adam Bowyer and Bob Raikes to the Board as Co Opted Members. Adam has helped organise Away Coaches and supported Trust events, Bob has updated and modernised the Trust Website and produces regular Newsletters to keep members informed.
Paula Assheton has taken over as secretary and George Burnett was confirmed as the Cards Trust representative on the Woking FC Board. He will continue to act as Membership Secretary, which is not a board position.
The AGM minutes are now available on the website.
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The Cards Trust will be selling downloadable programmes for the coming season on the Trust website as physical programmes will not be available at the ground. This reduces the chances of virus transmission and will eliminate the need to have people selling them and the cash handling.
The programme for the Pre-Season Friendly v Dorking Wanderers is now available from the new Trust web shop. If you run into any issues with your purchase, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been asked about printed copies. We can get the price down a bit if we can get a number of people that would want a printed copy, but we’d need a paid commitment up front as the club and the Trust cannot risk not selling them. We’re just exploring possibilities at the moment, but we think that if we could get a reasonable number of people to commit to ‘season tickets’ for all league programmes in the season, we could get the price down to around £5.00 collected, £7.00 posted. That means a commitment of £115 or £161. We would expect refunds would be given if the season wasn’t completed. If you might be interested in signing up for all of them, email me at email@example.com. If there is enough interest, we’ll try to get it done. There is no need to commit to buy electronic ones – they can be bought any time.
We are planning to make programmes from the 2019/20 season available too – watch this space!
Depending on the government’s decision on stadia at our level re-opening to fans in October, when Woking should have their first home match of the season on Saturday 3rd October against Solihull Moors, we are currently working on the basis that fans will be able to attend, albeit in limited numbers.
Whilst all of us are awaiting the further government guidance, we at Woking Football Club need to plan this in the context of being COVID safe, and now we need to ask supporters whether they can help us achieve this on match days at The Laithwaite Community Stadium.
There will be various opportunities for fans to volunteer and offer their help – this will allow a limited number of fans to be able to access the match as a thank you for their commitment to the club.
Whilst we are finalising the arrangements, some of the tasks we are likely to need fans to help with include temperature checks, ticket scanning, general marshalling within the ground, assistance with setting up and removing barriers, and general duties. Volunteers are likely to be required from 1pm on Saturdays and 6pm for evening matches (times TBC). The commitment would only be up until kick-off, at half-time, and potentially after the match there may be some help needed with marshalling for a short period.
If you feel that you can commit to helping the club either on a Saturday or Tuesday on a regular basis with any of these tasks please contact Rupert Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday 23rd September, thank you.
Your help will enable us to get through this season together, the Cards Trust is committed to supporting the Board to help make this happen.
Chairman Rosemary Johnson and manager Alan Dowson recently posted a video answering fans’ questions about the new season. If you have questions, it’s worth a look!
After nearly seven years, Ian Nicholson is standing down from his position as the Trust representative on the Club’s board to focus more of his time on his chaplaincy and the Club’s community reach. The Cards Trust has appointed George Burnett, the Trust Secretary, as an interim representative onto the Club Board until such time as a formal replacement can be elected at a Cards Trust AGM.
Rosemary Johnson, Chairman of Woking FC, commented on Ian’s time as a Director
“Ian’s enthusiasm for the club, working with the community, sorting out communications and his chaplaincy have been invaluable to the work that the club does. Ian is clear his support for Woking Football Club will continue but after seven years feels that he needs to reshape his role within the club. I am very grateful for all his support and wise counsel and know that he will always be there when I need his wisdom”.
The Club has also appointed a new head of finance for the club, Sean Carey, who has been very involved with football through his work with Abbey Rangers. The change follows the stepping down of Peter Velati after several years of service.