Stuart Pearce signs up for 10 seasons!

Wealdstone FC old boy and current England Under-21 Manager Stuart Pearce has made a superb gesture to the club where he learnt his trade as a youngster by sponsoring the player’s kit for the No 3 (left back) position for the next 10 years.

Stones will be hoping that this will provide added inspiration to their current left back and Vice Captain, Lee Chappell who certainly possesses Pearce’s never-say-die attitude and passion on the pitch, and has been in excellent form this season.

Wealdstone FC President Paul Rumens said: ‘Stuart called us up and said he wanted to sponsor the player’s kit for his old left back position. Like many other clubs we have a player’s kit sponsorship grid that we feature in the programme and we are absolutely delighted to feature our illustrious old boy in the programme in this way. This is typical of how he has never forgotten his roots at Wealdstone and we thank Stuart for supporting us in this very novel way. We are hoping to see him at The Vale in the not too distant future’

Pearce played for Wealdstone between 1979 and 1983 and made 241 appearances, scoring 15 goals before being transferred to Coventry City. He went on to be capped 78 times for England with his debut against Brazil in 1987. He captained the national side with distinction before retiring from international duty in 1999. His role in the England set-up was extended in 2008 when Fabio Capello appointed him as a coach for the senior England team in addition to his Under-21 duties.