Club News

Home midweek League action for the first team on Monday night, Football Scholarship Trials on Wednesday afternoon followed by the Club Annual General Meeting in the evening at the Ruislip Social Club.  

Fixture(s) 

Mon 13 – First team v Whitehawk – Home – KO19:45 – League
Sat 18 – First team v Margate- Away – KO 15:00 – League

Round Up

The NLYA U19s edged a seven goal thriller with a 4-3 win against Staines town at home (Belstone FC) on Wednesday afternoon. The RYL match versus Northwood was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Football Scholarship Trials

The first trials of the year will be held on Wednesday 15 February at The Hive (formerly Prince Edward Playing Fields) commencing at 14:00.

See the posters for contact info and more details of the academic elements associated with the scholarship programme.

Annual General Meeting
The Wealdstone FC (2000) Ltd AGM will take place this Wednesday 15 February at 19.30  at the Ruislip Social Club, Grosvenor Vale. There will be a Q&A session with Peter Marsden (Chair) and the Directors so that all shareholders and fans will have the opportunity to ask questions face to face.

General Manager Up-date
In yesterday’s programme for our match versus Oxford City Nick DuGard provided an up-date on activities and actions which is set-out below for all to see:  

Our Operational Group met for an initial meeting on 24th January and I was able to outline the background to my role and its objectives and how the team can help support and co-ordinate. It was a positive and very encouraging meeting with lots of action outcomes. 

Group members are: Gordon McKay, Jez Albert, Mark Randall, James Klarfeld, Steve Marshall, Chris Woods and Alan Hill.  

There is a mass of activities and work that requires improved co-ordination and support and as I said in my previous notes it is going to be important to try to prioritise and take matters step by step. 

Topics covered at that meeting included a look at planned ground development and how we can support that work. A key area of discussion and action was focussed on how we can support Steve Marshall better in undertaking his match day duties and that is why we have appealed for more match day volunteers – please do come forward to help us if you want to become more involved with club activities.  

Other areas covered included turnstile operation, fundraising opportunities and Jez Albert is taking a lead on supporting the planning for the important Paul Merson Evening event on April 8th. Other potential events were discussed and James Klarfeld will report back on these.  

Communication improvements with other areas of the club was  discussed and I have been having good talks with various people over this important aspect.

As in any business it is about interaction with people and trying to reach a sensible rate of change within resources available – and that invariably comes down to volunteer help. 

Part of my other responsibilities at the club is being joint Chairman of the Supporters Club and I also attended a meeting of that committee last week to look at improving and supporting various activities. Mark Randall as joint Chairman of WFCSC is also part of the new Operational Group.  

We have a vacancy for a specialist Marketing person on our Group – please see me if you think you have the commitment and some time to help us.

One project I am currently involved with, in conjunction with Leo Morris, is to take up an opportunity to realise more income from our Car Park with a specialist outside company and I have started work on a feasibility study for a new Sponsors Lounge. More Social Functions are being planned across the club. 

I will be attending the upcoming main club AGM so please ask any questions then or at any time. 

Nick DuGard – Nick.d1@outlook.com or mobile 07415 966536

Away Travel
Subject to demand (min of 30) the Supporters Club will be running a coach service to our away games at Margate, Weston-super Mare & Truro City, as per details below:

Margate (Sat 18 Feb) – depart the club at 11-30am going straight to the ground and leaving immediately after the game. Flat fare of £20.  Deadline to book is 22:00 tonight (Sun 12 Feb).

Weston-Super-Mare (Tue 7 Mar) depart the club at 15:30 and returning immediately after the game. Fares are £25 Adults £20 Concessions and £12-50p Under 14s. Deadline to book is Wed 1 Mar

Truro City (Sat Mar 11) – depart the club at 07:00 with 2 stops on the way and then departing shortly after the game. Fares for this trip will £35 Adults £30 Concessions and £17-50 for Under 14’s. Deadline to book is 22:00 on Sun 5 Mar

Bookings are now being taken by Victor Klarfeld by text to 07881624800 or email victor.klarfeld@btinternet.com always ensure you quote the FULL NAME for each person you are booking for and contact details

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are still looking for match-day sponsors and match ball donation(s) for the following home games:

Sat 4 Mar – Gosport Borough – Match Ball donation
Mon 20 Mar – Concord Rangers – Match Sponsor + Match Ball donation
Sat 8 Apr – Hemel Hempstead Town – Match Ball donation
Mon 17 Apr – Bishop’s Stortford – Match Ball donation

If you or your company/organisation are interested in any of the above please contact Peter Worby  (pworby@hotmail.com or Mobile: 07967698370) or

Paul Rumens (paulrumens59@gmail.com or Mobile: 07710929692) to discuss further. 

Newsletter Don’t forget to register to receive our monthly Newsletter aimed at keeping the fan base up-to-date with news, events & special promotions the club will be running throughout the season. Registration is via the subscriber box on the Website Home page.  Register by no later than 28 February  for a chance to win 2x Gold Match tickets for our Vanarama National League South fixture versus Concord Rangers on Monday 20 March kick-off 19:45.

Ruislip Social Club  

Football on the Big Screen(s): 

Mon 13 – Bournemouth v Manchester City at 20:00
Wed 15 FC Bayern München v Arsenal at 19:45
Thu 16Manchester United v St Etienne at 20:05
Sat 18Burnley v Lincoln City at 12:30 +Wolverhampton Wanderers v Chelsea at 17:30
Sun 19Fulham v Tottenham Hotspur at 14:00 + Blackburn Rovers v Manchester Utd at 16:15

Live Music 
This Friday (17 Feb)  Los Pacaminos are in the main hall, tickets are £17 (advance) or £19 (on the door).  On Sunday (19 Feb) John Otway is on stage  starting at 19:00, tickets are £12 (advance) or £14 (on the door). More info at Tropic@Ruislip

Dates for the Diary/Scheduler:

Sat 18 Mar – Motown Gold – tickets now on sale at the RSC at £15
Sat 8 Apr – An evening with Paul Merson (£40)
Sat 6 May – First team End of Season Presentation Evening at the RSC *New*
Sat 13 May – SkaFaces, tickets (£10)
Sat 15 Jul – D.I.S.C.O, tickets (£5)
Sat 23 Sep – Ultimate 90’s (£15)
Sat 11 Nov – LEGEND (A tribute to Bob Marley) (£15)

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