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Player of the Month

Player of the Season Awards

At Saturday evening’s ‘Club Virtual Awards’, the winner of the (Trust organised) Fans’ Player of the Season was announced. The Chairman of the Trust, Rupert Phillips, thanked Paula Assheton and Bob Raikes for organising the online voting at short notice. Before the winner was announced Rupert thanked Waitrose, Goldsworth Park, who kindly donated 6 bottles of Champagne to the Trust for the various Player Awards.

Player of the Season

Woking FC fans voted as follows:

  • 3rd place – Josh Casey
  • 2nd place – Mousa Diarra
  • Winner – Craig Ross
Picture of Craig
Craig Ross – Player of the Season 2019/20

Craig will receive a trophy and champagne with 2nd and 3rd placed players also receiving a bottle of champagne from Waitrose, Goldsworth Park. Thank you to everyone who voted.

(He also won the Players’ Player of the Year and the Manager’s Player of the Year Award – a clean sweep!)

The Trust also announced that thanks to fan contributions and donations to the Boost the Budget fund, the 400 Club , Goldrush ticket sales, the Capital Contribution (from share holdings) and the Quiz Night, monies of just under £30,000 were transferred to Dowse’s playing budget during the 19/20 season.

New Boost the Budget forms are now available on the Trust website – if you can contribute it would certainly help Dowse as every penny the Trust raise in this way goes towards the playing budget, thank you. COYC!

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Boost the Budget

Boost The Budget 2020

BOOST THE BUDGET

The Cards Trust Board thanks all supporters for their contributions in recent seasons which have helped Woking FC have an increased playing budget. Boost the Budget is a straightforward way fans can make a big difference by contributing monthly.

  • 300 Boost the Budget monthly contributions of £10 would add £3,000 to the playing fund.
  • Many relatively small contributions can make a BIG difference whether by monthly standing order or one off donations and bucket collections.
  • The Trust Board are committed to this form of support for Woking FC.

How does BTB work?

  • You commit to giving at least £10 per month by standing order to the Cards Trust or donations.
  • The Cards Trust uses your donation to buy new Woking FC shares/pay the annual capital contribution on new shares.
  • The Club uses the proceeds to boost playing budget.
  • There is a quarterly draw for BTB contributors with two tickets to the GC Lounge to the winner
  • Last season 2019/20 thanks to supporter’s generosity the Trust contributed close to £30,000 to WFC through Boost the Budget, The 400 Club and £4,000 as WFC’ share of Goldrush sales plus monies raised at a Quiz Night.. A fantastic achievement, thank you!

As fans we want to help take Woking FC forward and are aiming to recruit many more members to Boost the Budget for the coming season . Many fans have been contributing in recent years and helped raise in the region of £220,000.

Please join Boost the Budget by completing a bank Mandate which can be found on the Trust & Club websites. Please complete and  return to Rupert Phillips either at the Laithwaite Community Stadium or by email Rupert.phillips@cardstrust.co.uk.

Thank you.

Rupert Phillips
Chairman
Cards Trust

You can download the application form here.

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Events

A Personal Statement from the Chairman

23rd June 2020

No doubt in the coming days much more will be said but, as Chairman, I wanted to give my immediate thoughts following the planning committee vote.

It is obviously very disappointing that tonight Woking Borough Council’s planning committee decided not to support this once in a lifetime opportunity to provide a new stadium for Surrey’s premier football club. The scheme offered exceptional, long term community benefit – a new stadium for our wonderful town and a huge provision of affordable housing for local people.

Our purpose has always been to provide a base for our football club to excel and, in so doing, to safeguard and grow our expansive work with the young and most vulnerable in Woking. This would have done that for generations to come. Knowing this it is therefore even more disappointing to me that, since April 2018 when we started this journey and invited engagement, our three local ward councillors have never once met as a group with club representatives to listen and better understand the club. We have found that bewildering as we have sought to make our case; no reason has been given. We feel that our supporters deserved better.

This has been in stark contrast to our engagement with local residents; whilst many have opposed the development, we have still met, discussed and engaged regularly and, as a result, got a fuller understanding of the issues. As a community club we have to work with all; our commitment is always to work for the good of the whole of Woking through pursuing elite football success that brings the town honour, identity and recognition. From that base we will fully support our local community organisations, sports clubs, Junior Citizen, campaigns and charities such as the Hospice, Halo, the York Road Project alongside many others.

Finally, and most importantly, I am so proud of the volunteer support and hard work from my board and all the fans who, for the past two years, have worked tirelessly to get the development over the line. In addition, many thousands of locals, plus hundreds from around the world, have written in unprecedented numbers to the Council to express their support for the club and this scheme.

I am so proud of our football community and their support for our club. All I can offer is my heartfelt thanks to all those who have put so much work in and I am so sorry that I have not achieved the outcome we had all hoped for.

COYC

– Rosemary Johnson

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The 400 Club

400 Club Midsummer Draw

After the disappointing news last night, at least a few of the 400 Club members will have smiles on their faces this afternoon!

The June draws took place today using a random number computer generator,

Regular Draw:
£100       Unit number 330            Graham Ham            

£75         Unit number 008             Jonathon Woozley

£50         Unit number 011            Wendy Denty  (replaced 385 as not renewed)     

Lockdown Draw:

£100       Unit number 211            Jennifer Tombs

£100       Unit number 391            Emma Jones             

£100       Unit number 357           Graham Ham 

Congratulations everyone and thanks for your support.

Cheques will be winging their way to the winners asap.

For those that are interested in the mechanics, this is how it was done:



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Player of the Month

Player of the Season Virtual Awards Dinner

Plans are in place for a virtual “End of Season Awards” dinner which will be an opportunity for all fans to get in a takeaway and a tipple, say thank you to the players, hear from the manager and chairman and congratulate the winners of the Fans’ Player of the Season and other awards.

This is a great opportunity for those that are ‘remote fans’ and cannot usually attend such events.

The event will take place on Saturday 27th June and will be part of the Woking FC Community Day. It will operate via ‘Zoom’ and log-in tickets cost £5.00.

The evening will include a photoreel of the season, season highlights, goal of the season, a short quiz, a few words from Dowse and the Chairman and who knows what else! The awards will include the Academy, goal of the season and the fans’, players’ and manager’s player of the season. The management team will be there and we are expecting a good player turnout as well.

Spaces are limited so book your space without delay. You can book your place here.

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Events Newsletter

New Stadium Plan Coming to Decision Point

The proposal, strongly backed by the club, to build a new stadium will be the subject of a formal planning decision on Tuesday 23rd June

You can see what the Club would like you to do, if you support the new development, here.

Supporters of the development will be pleased to know that the council’s planning officer has recommended that the proposal is approved (top of Page 17 in the document that can be downloaded from here). However, that does not mean that the development is a ‘done deal’ and the planning committee needs to vote on the proposal on Tuesday.

You can listen to the discussion on the Borough Council website.

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The 400 Club

400 Club Draw – Still Open!

Got the Lockdown Blues? Its not too late to sign up for:

  • 4 x £100 draws
  • 1x £75
  • 1x £50

Total to be won – £525

The Draw will take place on June 24th. Email John Hooker (john.hooker@cardstrust.co.uk) if you want to increase your holding, sign up a family member or friend or join up.

You have to be in it to win it!

DEADLINE THIS COMING FRIDAY 19TH JUNE

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The Cards Trust

Donate A Ticket

The Trust is supporting the Club’s ‘Donate a Ticket’ fundraising idea that provides another way for fans to support the club during the gap in fixtures. For more details look here.

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The Cards Trust

Support For Fans During Lockdown

The Trust has been active in helping those that have been affected during the current crisis and members of the Trust committee have been actively contacting older members to offer help and support.

If you are affected by a specific issue or have concerns about someone else that needs practical or other support, the Trust is happy to do what it can. The initiative is being coordinated by Trust committee member, Ian Nicholson, who is also the Club Chaplain. You can contact him at chaplain@wokingfc.co.uk or on his mobile at 07976 351891.

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The 400 Club

New 400 Club Logo

To bring it up to the high level of the Cards Trust logo, we have designed a new logo for the 400 Club, which is run by the Trust to raise money for the club.

There are no other changes (apart, of course, from the extra prizes that have already been announced).

For more information and to sign up, go here.

As well as the main logo, there is a secondary version where the space for a logo is squarer.