Boris Johnson visits Wealdstone
Boris Johnson made a visit to Grosvenor Vale last week to try and help ensure the club remains at the heart of the community and pledge his support in the bid to extend the lease at our home ground.
The Local MP and former Prime Minister met members of the board, manager Stuart Maynard, players and Academy prospects on Friday afternoon. He discussed the club's charitable work, its visit to schools, stadium developments and matters on the field, including a record crowd of 2,817 for the last home game against Wrexham.
"It's fantastic to be here at Wealdstone," he said. "They are doing really well and attracting bigger and bigger crowds. They are part-time and so many people help the club on a voluntary basis. They've got this fantastic ground which they need to protect and it's crucial they get a long lease. I'm going to do anything I can to support Wealdstone Football Club here in my constituency."
The club has been in negotiations with landlords KSIMC for some time about securing its long-term future at the site and discussions are on-going.
"The club was delighted to welcome Boris Johnson to the club last week to discuss the club’s contribution to the Borough of Hillingdon and our long term future at Grosvenor Vale.," said Chairman Rory Fitzgerald.
"The local council recognise the vast contribution that Wealdstone make to the community and the current challenges we’re facing regarding the site.
"It feels like it’s in everyone’s best interests to try and resolve the long-term future of the site and the football club.
"We appreciate all the support our local councillors are providing and are very grateful for Mr Johnson’s time and interest in our situation."
*Pictures by Darren Campbell
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