Mayor of Harrow to attend derby match

Wealdstone FC are looking forward to welcoming Councillor John Nickolay, the Mayor of Harrow, who will be making an official visit to The Vale for the eagerly awaited Stones v Harrow Borough derby match on Saturday 27 December (kick -off 3pm).

This will be the Mayor’s second visit to Stones new home at The Vale as he also attended the very successful Wealdstone FC Youth Tournament during last summer.

The Mayor has a very keen interest in football and has followed the fortunes of both Harrow Borough, for whom he once played back in the Harrow Town era, and Wealdstone since his school days. Councillor Nickolay, who will be accompanied by members of his family and friends at the match, will be wearing his chains of office as this will be an official mayoral engagement.

The Mayor is also jointly sponsoring the match ball for the derby encounter and the club is most grateful for Councillor Nickolay’s support.

With both sides’ fortunes in the Ryman League Premier Division having markedly improved over recent weeks this festive derby clash has all the makings of a classic encounter and a bumper crowd is expected, particularly with virtually no Football League and Premiership matches taking place on the 27th. This match will also be the last chance for Stones fans to see winger Graeme Montgomery play in a Wealdstone shirt as he is stepping up to the Football League to play for Dagenham and Redbridge FC once the transfer window opens. Harrow Borough’s star player, striker Robin Shroot, has also been the subject of huge interest by professional clubs and could be transferred in January to Birmingham City.

Stones will be keeping an eager eye on the weather forecast over the Christmas period and hoping that conditions remain good for play.