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Thursday 24 October 2002
Junior Dons Matchday Academy

The Academy will run on every home Saturday match day from 11.30 am at the Kingsmeadow athletics arena next door to AFC Wimbledon's home ground.

It was over subscribed on its first day, as youngsters enjoyed coaching from Dons manager Terry Eames, a number of AFC Wimbledon players and qualified coaches. The feedback was very positive and we expect most of those taking part to become academy regulars. However, other places are likely to become available during the season.

Anyone interested should contact academy co-ordinatorAnne Eames on 07929 573680 for further details or send an e-mail to matchdayacademy@thedonstrust.org.

Please ensure you book in advance to avoid missing out.

The Junior Dons Match Day Academy costs 5 per session (4 for season ticket holders).

All academy participants must be members of the Junior Dons which costs costs 10 for the first year. This includes a badge, joining certificate, newsletters, joining gift (from a choice of four) as well as birthday and Christmas cards signed by some of the AFC Wimbledon players.

Academy kids will automatically be admitted for free to the game afterwards and will be invited to take part in half time activity in front of the gathered masses. There will also be opportunities to represent AFC Wimbledon at junior level, as did the academy selected AFC Dons Under 9s who turned out before the Premier Challenge Cup match away to Walton Casuals.

The Dons Trust also plans to consult Junior Dons about their organisation and how it fits in with the both the Trust and with AFC Wimbledon.