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Saturday 30 May 2009
club news
What's happening at Kingsmeadow - number 3

Today we publish the latest feature about what is happening at the club during the close season.

To read it, click WHAK #3.



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Saturday 30 May 2009
club news
Final reminder for seat renewals

Season ticket holders in the Paul Strank stand who wish to retain their seats for next season need to get their applications to the club by Monday morning, 1 June.

Reminders were sent yesterday to ST holders who have given us their email addresses. The office is not open over the weekend but applications can be posted in the letter box in the door adjacent to the main reception entrance or brought into the office on Monday morning.


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Friday 29 May 2009
first team news
Terry swoops for Gregory

Earlier this afternoon, Terry Brown announced his third signing in two days.

"Today we signed central midfield player, Steven Gregory. Steven played for Hayes and Yeading last season but is now out of contract so we were able to sign him. He is under 24, so Hayes are entitled to compensation. The two clubs have had initial talks about a fee and we are hopeful that a suitable agreement will be reached and therefore not require both clubs to attend an FA Tribunal.

"Steven is a player who I have monitored since his Wycombe days. He fits the profile we have established of seeking young players who are tall and athletic and who we can develop. We hope that he will become part of a successful Wimbledon team over the next few years."

Steven Gregory started his career with Wycombe Wanderers. During his time there he made a number of first team appearances as a substitute and was the captain and man of the match when Wycombe beat Milton Keynes in the Berks & Bucks Cup Final. At the start of season 2007-08 he went on loan to Hayes and Yeading for three months and, after being released by Wycombe the following summer, he joined Hayes on a permanent basis.

As a holding midfielder Steven has limited opportunities to score goals but he famously scored two in the Conference South play off final at Hampton & Richmond, when Hayes secured promotion to the Blue Square Premier.

Steven said "When I played in last season's game at Kingsmeadow I remember saying to Tom Cadmore, our captain, that it would be great to play here every week. So it is great to be given a chance to do so. I am really looking forward to it."


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Friday 29 May 2009
dons trust news
Trust secretary

David Wilkinson has decided to step down as secretary to the Trust board.

The board thanks David for all his hard work and dedication to what is a very difficult and demanding role. The board meets next Monday, 1 June, to pick up discussions about its direction following the members' votes at the recent SGM and it will look to appoint a successor to David as soon as is practicable.

In the meantime, existing board members have stepped forward to ensure that the secretarial duties are covered until the board has appointed a new secretary.


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Thursday 28 May 2009
first team news
Jack Turner signs for the Dons

Earlier today, Terry Brown made another signing for the club. Terry said "I am pleased to announce today that we have signed Jack Turner. Jack will be training every day with the first team. He has the potential to become a first class professional keeper. His progression this year has been phenomenal and he has turned down the offer to attend pre-season training with several Football League clubs so that he could sign a contract with the Dons.

"I envisage Jack playing regularly for the reserves this season and also covering for first team games as and when necessary. Paul Priddy, our goalkeeping coach, views Jack as one of the best prospects he has seen for a long time. If Jack applies himself in the same manner as he has done this year, anything is possible for this talented young keeper."


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Thursday 28 May 2009
club news
Paul Lorraine re-joins the Dons

Terry Brown has snapped up his first external signing with the return of former Don, Paul Lorraine.

Paul first joined Wimbledon on loan from Fisher Athletic in season 2006-07 and rapidly became a fans' favourite. He started 22 games for the Dons and came on for one other game as a substitute, his debut at Heybridge.

Paul was always a self-confessed Dons fan but he left because he wanted full time football, which we couldn't offer him. Now, after two seasons at Woking, where he was the fans', manager's and player's player of the year last season, he has rejoined Wimbledon.

He said "I couldn't be happier. I never wanted to play against Wimbledon, I just wanted to play for the Dons, and it is great to be back."

Terry Brown added "we watched Paul several times last season and almost without exception he was outstanding. Paul is a long term target who I was disappointed to lose when I first came here. We fully understood his reasons for leaving at that time and I know that the boy is personally delighted that our success over the last two years allows him to rejoin us in the Blue Square Premier. We both want to be in the Football League and we hope we can do that together."


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Wednesday 27 May 2009
first team news
Jay and Elliott sign

Terry Brown is delighted to announce that Jay Conroy and Elliott Godfrey have signed up with the Dons for the coming season.

Jay joined the Dons on a non-contract basis towards the end of last season to provide cover for the right back spot after Andy Sambrook was injured in the warm up at Weston-super-Mare. Terry said "from the start, Jay fitted in perfectly and as the season drew to a close he effectively made the spot his own. With Luke Garrard due back from injury in time for the pre-season games there will be terrific competition from two quality players for the right back place."

Jay had an earlier spell with the club when he played as a centre back for Dave Anderson, in season 2004/05. After returning to Crystal Palace he played for Canvey Island and then Chelmsford, before missing only a few appearances for Lewes when they won the Blue Square South championship in 2007/08.

Terry added "this is a suitable moment to thank Andy Sambrook, who did a terrific job for us at right back. Andy's injury was terrible luck for him as he had made a big impression and done a great job for the team. But we couldn't keep both Jay and Andy. Making difficult decisions like this is part of my job and not a part that I like. Andy has now signed for Welling United where I am sure he will be a big hit. I'd like to thank him for his contribution to our championship win and we all wish him every success at Welling."

Elliott Godfrey needs no introduction to our fans, since he started over 30 games last season, contributing seven goals. He was out of contract at the end of the season and Terry Brown was keen to sign him up again as soon as possible.

Terry said "it took us no time at all to agree terms with Elliott and that was done a little while ago. All we needed to do was find a time when he could come in to sign the papers and he did that this afternoon. I am delighted that he will be here with us next season and I'm sure that he will go from strength to strength. He is a real team man and will be a great asset to the club again next year."


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Wednesday 27 May 2009
club news
Have you renewed your seat season ticket?

If you have a seat in the Paul Strank stand and haven't yet renewed it, then you need to take action now.

The deadline for season ticket holders to ensure that they can retain their current seat is first post on Monday 1 June. Although we usually send reminders to specific fans, there are so many applications this year that we may not be able to do so until the last minute; ST holders who are relying on receiving a reminder are in danger of missing out.


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Tuesday 26 May 2009
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents Nick Wilty next week!

Comedy@Kingsmeadow is proud to announce that Nick Wilty ('Unmissable' according to Time Out) will be headlining our show on Friday 5 June, which will also feature Phil Butler and Electric Forecast. See below for more details.

This is another incredibly strong line-up and we expect demand to be high once again so make sure you get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

And the catering will once again be provided by Ting N' Ting's award winning Caribbean cuisine.

To book ticket, either call our booking line on 020 8547 3335 or buy online here.



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Tuesday 26 May 2009
ladies news
Ladies appoint new manager

AFC Wimbledon Ladies would like to announce that ex-player Adel Hinder
will be taking over as first-team manager with immediate effect.

Adel started her playing career at Millwall, before moving to Sweden. On
her return she played for Arsenal Ladies before moving to South London to
play for Wimbledon Ladies. During her playing career Adel was called up to the England Ladies training squad, but was not rewarded with any full caps.

Adel returns to management following several coaching appointments,
including a time as a coach at Crystal Palace Centre of Excellence.

The club are hopeful that Adel's previous experience playing at the highest level with Arsenal and Wimbledon will help drive AFC Wimbledon back up the divisions of the ladies' game.



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Saturday 23 May 2009
club news
What's happening at Kingsmeadow #2

The latest What's Hapening at Kingsmeadow can be found by clicking on WHAK.


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Friday 22 May 2009
dons trust news
Community! Stadium! People! Finance!

On Thursday 23 April we started a Special General Meeting of the Trust to discuss the Strategy Review report. As there was so much to talk about, we didn’t manage to finish on the night and members voted to adjourn that meeting so we could all reconvene and discuss the remaining issues.

Around a hundred members came along that evening and we held a lively and interesting discussion on the first six sections of the review - senior football, youth football, the community football scheme, ladies’ & girls’ football, governance and business development. You can find our draft minutes of this first part of the meeting here.

We now need to meet to complete the consideration of the four remaining sections of the Strategy Review – on financing, people, stadium and community. These are very important matters and we urge you to come along to The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium - Kingsmeadow, and join in the debate about the future of your club.

Papers for the continuation of the meeting are available here.

You can find the original papers for the meeting here.

All members and supporters are welcome to attend, whether you came on 23 April or not. Only Trust members may vote.

If you registered a proxy for the original meeting, or if you would like to register a proxy for the reconvened meeting, please see this notice.

If you have any questions about this meeting, please email us.




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Friday 22 May 2009
dons trust news
Correction to information on proxies

Since advertising the reconvened SGM on Thursday 28 May, we have received legal advice on the status of memberships and voting rights in respect of this meeting.

We can confirm that members who have joined since the original meeting date, Thursday 23 April, will be entitled to vote at next week's meeting.

Further, and contrary to our previous notice:

a) members who deposited a proxy in respect of the original meeting may withdraw their proxy instructions, either by writing to the secretary or by attending the meeting

b) members who deposited a proxy in respect of the original meeting may change those instructions, by completing the form on page 25 of the original papers and sending the completed form to the secretary. Such new instructions must be received no later than 7:30pm on Tuesday 26 May.

c) any member may appoint a proxy for the meeting by completing the form on page 25 of the original papers and sending the completed form to the secretary. Such new instructions must be received no later than 7:30pm on Tuesday 26 May.

Please note that, as stated in the draft minutes of the first part of the meeting, the votes on resolution two, and on parts one to five of resolution one (senior football, youth football, community football scheme, ladies' & girls' football and business development) have already been taken. Any new instructions, therefore, will apply only to parts 6-9 of resolution one (financing, people, stadium, community).

We will be contacting all those members who appointed proxies for the original meeting to explain this situation.

If you have any questions about this meeting, please
contact the secretary.



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Thursday 21 May 2009
club news
Terry and the players parade the trophy at the Greyhound Stadium this Saturday- FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE

The club is pleased to announce that Terry and the players will be parading the championship trophy at the semi-final of the Greyhound Derby being held this Saturday 23 May at the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.

The Greyhound Stadium have kindly offered free tickets for the first 300 fans that arrive on the night. These tickets include:

- Free entrance
- Free race card
- Free drink voucher

To claim your free ticket, you must either:

Bring your season ticket
or
Bring your Dons Trust membership card
or
Be wearing official AFC Wimbledon merchandise

Tickets can be collected from commercial executive Keith McGuinness at the entrance to the grandstand by the turnstiles between 6.30pm and 7.15pm.

The turnstiles open at 6.30pm and the first race is at 7.30pm. For more information, click here.

This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our magnificent season in the heart of Wimbledon so we would like to encourage as many fans as possible to join us at this event.

For more information, call the commercial department on 020 8547 3336.


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Thursday 21 May 2009
club news
Season tickets - seats

We have received (or are close to having received) enough applications to use up all the available seats for next season.

The reason we aren't certain is that we can't know exactly how many seats are available until the 1 June deadline has passed and we see how many existing ST holders haven't renewed. Even after that date, data processing is likely to take quite some time before the allocation of seats can begin.

In the meantime, we will continue to cash all cheques we receive. We will refund unsuccessful applicants at a later date, if they don't want the alternative of a terrace ST.

We urge existing seat ST holders to renew as soon as possible - given the pressure for new seats, we don't feel able to hold seats open for renewal beyond the deadline.

Please give us time after the 1 June deadline has passed before enquiring about the status of your application; we try very hard to accommodate everyone's specific requests and this makes it a complex and time-consuming task.

There are still plenty of terrace season tickets available. However, we advise applicants who want to stand in the terrace of their choice to apply early.


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Tuesday 19 May 2009
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents Nick Wilty in June!

Comedy@Kingsmeadow is proud to announce that Nick Wilty ('Unmissable' according to Time Out) will be headlining our show on Friday 5 June, which will also feature Phil Butler and Electric Forecast. See below for more details.

This is another incredibly strong line-up and we expect demand to be high once again so make sure you get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

And the catering will once again be provided by Ting N' Ting's award winning Caribbean cuisine.

To book ticket, either call our booking line on 020 8547 3335 or buy online here.



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Tuesday 19 May 2009
club news
Season ticket update

This is to draw your attention to the left of the 'home' screen where there is now a permanent button providing a link to the season tickets page.

Season ticket applications continue to pour in, with over 800 to date, of which about a quarter are new applications. On the same date last year, there were 573 applications.

If you are an existing seat holder then please remember that the deadline for securing your seat is first post on Monday 1 June. If you are renewing (or applying for) a terrace season ticket, we urge you to send your forms in as soon as possible to make sure you secure the terrace of your choice.


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Tuesday 19 May 2009
club news
Terry and the players parade the trophy at the Greyhound Stadium this Saturday- FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE

The club is pleased to announce that Terry and the players will be parading the championship trophy at the semi-final of the Greyhound Derby being held this Saturday 23 May at the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium.

The Greyhound Stadium have kindly offered free tickets for the first 300 fans that arrive on the night. These tickets include:

- Free entrance
- Free race card
- Free drink voucher

To claim your free ticket, you must either:

Bring your season ticket
or
Bring your Dons Trust membership card
or
Be wearing official AFC Wimbledon merchandise

Tickets can be collected from commercial executive Keith McGuinness at the entrance to the grandstand by the turnstiles between 6.30pm and 7.15pm.

The turnstiles open at 6.30pm and the first race is at 7.30pm. For more information, click here.

This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our magnificent season in the heart of Wimbledon so we would like to encourage as many fans as possible to join us at this event.

For more information, call the commercial department on 020 8547 3336.



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Monday 18 May 2009
dons trust news
Have your say on our future (SGM cont)

Thursday 28 May - 7.30pm - sees the continuation of the Trust's Special General Meeting which started on Thursday 23 April and ran out of time. Members voted to adjourn that meeting so we could all reconvene and discuss the remaining issues.

One hundred members came along that evening and we held a lively and interesting discussion on the first six sections of the Strategy Review - senior football, youth football, the community football scheme, ladies’ and girls’ football, governance and business development. You can find our draft minutes of this first part of the meeting here.

We now need to meet to complete the consideration of the four remaining sections of the Strategy Review – on financing, people, stadium and community. These are very important matters and we urge you to come along to The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium - Kingsmeadow, and join in the debate about the future of your club.

Papers for the continuation of the meeting are available here.

You can find the original papers for the meeting here.

Please note that, as this is a continuation of a meeting which has already commenced, those proxy votes which were registered in time for the meeting originally will stand for Thursday 28 May - so if you registered a proxy, you will not be able to vote in person (though do come along to listen to and join the discussion). No new proxy votes can be registered.

All members and supporters are welcome to attend, whether you came on 23 April or not. Only Trust members may vote.

If you have any questions about this meeting, please email us


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Monday 18 May 2009
club news
Season ticket sales take off

Season ticket sales look to be heading for a record high for our first season in the Blue Square Premier.

Applications as at Saturday 16 May were comfortably over 600, of which about a quarter were new applicants. At this date last season we had received 460. The current total is all the more remarkable, as renewal letters and application forms have only been available for just over a week.

If you are an existing seat holder then please remember that the deadline for securing your seat is first post on Monday 1 June. If you are renewing (or applying for) a terrace season ticket, we urge you to send your forms in as soon as possible to make sure you secure the terrace of your choice.

To download an application form and key question and answers, click on season tickets.


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Friday 15 May 2009
club news
Morris Palmer

The club was sad to hear about the sudden death of Morris Palmer, a long standing Wimbledon fan and season ticket holder in Block C of the main stand.

Morris' family have asked the club to announce the following funeral arrangements.

The funeral will take place at the North East Surrey Crematorium on Friday 22nd May at 4pm, followed by a gathering in the Middle Bar at the Cherry Red Records Fans Stadium. Fans are welcome to attend.

Instead of flowers, the family have kindly requested that donations should be made to The Dons Trust, which can be sent directly to the club.


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Friday 15 May 2009
first team news
Another player released

Following the announcement earlier in the week about those players that will not be remaining with the club, Terry Brown has confirmed that Jake Leberl is not being retained for next season.

As with all the other players Terry and the club wish Jake all the best for the future.


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Friday 15 May 2009
dons trust news
Dons Draw results for May

The May Dons Draw took place yesterday at Kingsmeadow.

Winning numbers were drawn in the presence of Dean Parsons (Dons Trust board member), Neil Messenbird (Dons Draw Administrator) and Keith McGuinness.

The winning ticket numbers and prizes for this draw were as follows:

First prize of £1,000 - ticket 3750 – Felix Stride-Darley from Merton Park

Second prize of £500 - ticket 0646 – Philip Godfrey from Liverpool

Third prize of £250 - ticket 3193 – John Huxtable from Llantwit Major Wales

Fourth prize of £100 - ticket 0116 – John Ivers from Wallington

Congratulations to all four prize winners.

The next Dons Draw will take place on or after the 15 June 2008 with the results being posted on the AFC Wimbledon official web site soon after the draw has taken place.

If you want a chance of winning next month's jackpot, but, still haven't entered, or if you have already entered the draw but would like to increase your chances of winning by taking a few more numbers, then why not do so now?

You can sign up online to the Dons Draw or download an application here or to increase your tickets email us here.

The deadline for new entrants to the June 2009 Dons Draw is 8.00 pm on 31 May.

Any questions you may have can be answered by contacting the Dons Draw team here or by clicking here.


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Thursday 14 May 2009
club news
Congratulations to Paul Strank

The club would like to congratulate Paul Strank, an AFC Wimbledon fan and sponsor of the main stand, for winning a Merton Civic Award earlier this week.

Paul was awarded a Community Contribution award in recognition of the amount of charity work he carries out on behalf of several very worthwhile causes such as Children In Need, Childline, The Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund, Age Concern, local football little leagues and local schools. The judges described Paul as ‘Merton’s leading small business benefactor’.

The Merton Civic Awards are held to honour the pillars of the Merton community and were presented by the outgoing Mayor of Merton, Councillor Martin Whelton.

The club would like to take this opportunity to thank Paul once again
for his contribution this season and his continued support over the last few seasons.



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Wednesday 13 May 2009
ladies news
Girls' U12 team lift the cup

AFC Wimbledon under 12 girls team won the Surrey County Girls Under 12 Cup Final on Sunday.

For a report on the game, click here.

Our congratulations to everyone concerned.

The under 12s team is one of three girls teams which is staying with the club next season.


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Tuesday 12 May 2009
club news
Cherry Red TV

Iain McNay, is one of the club's major sponsors and the driving force behind Cherry Red Records. Iain recently had the idea of working with the club on a new programme for Cherry Red TV, focusing on people involved in or associated with AFC Wimbledon. The aim is to give fans an insight into the individuals he interviews, focusing on the person, their background and what drives them, rather than concentrating mainly on the club itself.

Lasting up to fifty minutes, the interviews are too long to be hosted on AFC Wimbledon TV as it is currently set up; items for YouTube must be no more than ten minutes long. Therefore, until AFC Wimbledon TV moves onto its next phase, the interviews will be hosted on Cherry Red TV.

The first interview is with Erik Samuelson, the club's chief executive, and it can be heard by clicking on Cherry Red TV and then the tab marked 'Other'.

The next interviews are scheduled to be completed in late May and will feature Terry Brown and Stuart Cash.

Iain is keen to get feedback on the idea, the format and the interviews themselves, so if you have any comments please email him at Cherry Red TV.


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Tuesday 12 May 2009
first team news
Terry releases players

Terry Brown today announced the release of the following nine players: Belal Aiteouakrim, Tom Davis, Anthony Finn, Jason Goodliffe, Michael Haswell, Dean Mason, Michael Peacock, Luke Pigden and Chris Sullivan. There are still ongoing talks with a number of other players.

“After a fantastic celebration on Saturday evening, it has fallen to me to inform some of our players that, unfortunately, we are not retaining their services for the season ahead. This year, the decision has been exceptionally difficult for me because every player being released has been successful, some of them over a two-year period, and they have all have shown character, desire and commitment to win a second successive promotion for AFC Wimbledon.

“The decisions have been based upon a desire to add younger, full-time players to our squad. It is our ambition that most of the new signings will be able to train on a Monday and a Wednesday in addition to the usual Tuesday and Thursday nights, and that will aid in the transition to a full-time squad, as and when it is financially viable.

“I would personally like to thank all these players for the 100% commitment they gave to both myself and the club, and they can look back with pride at the time they spent with Wimbledon. I am sure the fans will join me in thanking them for the massive contribution they made during their period with the Dons.

“The teams that are fortunate enough to obtain the services of these players will get not only very good footballers but also real characters and winners. Everybody at the club wishes you the very best in your careers – and please don’t come back and haunt us too much!”



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Tuesday 12 May 2009
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents Nick Wilty in June!

Comedy@Kingsmeadow is proud to announce that Nick Wilty ('Unmissable' according to Time Out) will be headlining our show on Friday 5 June, which will also feature Phil Butler and Electric Forecast. See below for more details.

This is another incredibly strong line-up and we expect demand to be high once again so make sure you get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

And the catering will once again be provided by Ting N' Ting's award winning Caribbean cuisine.

To book ticket, either call our booking line on 020 8547 3335 or buy online here.




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Monday 11 May 2009
club news
Podcast number 8

The 8th and final podcast of the 2008/2009 season is now available for download. You can hear it by clicking podcast.

It was recorded on the final day of the season and features Terry's thoughts on the year past, the year to come, as well as interviews with fans about their favourite moments of the season.

As always please send any feedback you may have to podcast@afcwimbledon.co.uk


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Monday 11 May 2009
club news
Fair play pays off

For the second year running, AFC Wimbledon have won the fair play title for the league in which they have competed.

The results of the Football Conference Sportsmanship awards sponsored by Sports 360 have been announced, and the Dons were one of only three teams in the Blue Square South with sufficient points at the end of the season to qualify for a share of the prize money, proportionate to the number of points they had left. (Points were deducted from a starting total of 54, one point for each yellow card and three for each red.) As a result we will collect £2,142.86.

Terry Brown – who all season has spoken about the need for the team to maintain its discipline – was delighted. “I definitely think that discipline goes hand in hand with success, and I’m very proud of the way my players have conducted themselves over the past two seasons.

“Fair play is very much a part of this club’s ethos, and it’s something we will strive to continue next season.”



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Saturday 09 May 2009
club news
What’s happening at Kingsmeadow #1

Today we publish the latest feature about what is happening at the club during the close season.

To read it, click here.



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Friday 08 May 2009
u18s news
Under 18s fall at the last hurdle

The under 18 team went down 3-2 to Staines at Kingsmeadow last night and, as a result, it was Staines who took the league title. In a fluctuating game, with chances at each end, Staines won with a contested goal.

Despite enormous pressure from the young Dons they couldn't quite get the equalsier that would have won them the title.

A match report can be found here.


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Thursday 07 May 2009
club news
Good luck to Darren Langley

Dons fan Darren Langley has won through to the ABAE National Championship Final which will be held tomorrow night in Sheffield.

Darren's bout will be shown live on Setanta Sports 2 at 7.30pm. If he wins it will be his third time as national champion to follow on from his two commonwealth games Silver medals from Manchester and Melbourne.

Everyone at AFC Wimbledon wishes you well, Darren.


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Thursday 07 May 2009
u18s news
Under 18s go for the double tonight at Kingsmeadow

Having won the Ryman Youth League cup final on Monday night, the under 18s now turn their attention to the league in an attempt to complete the double.

So tonight at Kingsmeadow, the young Dons will play their final league game of the season against rivals Staines Town, who sit in second place in the table just one point behind. The game will kick off at 7.45 pm.

The game comes on the end of a great run, with the Dons overhauling Staines after being eight points behind but with two games in hand. By winning those two games, and also winning a key away game at Staines, they are now a point clear. The three successive away victories mean that they need only a draw tonight to secure the title, although manager Russell Harmsworth will be sending them out aiming to secure the title with a win.

Entrance to the game is free and we hope to see lots of Dons fans here to cheer on the team to achieve a fine double.


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Thursday 07 May 2009
u18s news
Club shop open before tonight's Under 18 game

Before the deciding league match of the Under-18's season against Staines Town at Kingsmeadow tonight, the club shop will be open from 6.30 pm to offer Back2Back Promotion T-Shirts for £10 in the same range of colours (blue print on white, blue print on yellow and white print on blue). In addition, there will be two new colour combinations. Online sales will be launched soon but stocks are limited and subject to availability.

Pre-orders will be taken for DVDs of the Hampton & Richmond Borough and St Albans City matches. The 2 DVD pack costs £15 and includes photo galleries and celebration tracks. This is Volume 14 of the series.



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Thursday 07 May 2009
club news
Season ticket renewals on their way

Season ticket renewals will start to be sent today, Thursday 7 May, and forms for new applications are now available. ST holders in the Paul Strank Stand who wish to retain their usual seat have until first post on Monday 1 June to do so.

New applications can be sent by downloading the relevant forms and referring to the questions and answers document which can be accessed either via the 'Tickets' tab at the top of this page, or by clicking on season tickets.

Matchday and season ticket prices have been increased following the club's promotion to the Blue Square Premier. We have tried to balance the need to raise additional funds to help us to thrive in the league with recognition that these are difficult economic times. In particular:

. We believe that only one club in the league has cheaper adult terrace prices
. Terrace prices for under 16s have been frozen and remain unchanged since we started seven years ago
. Terrace and seat matchday prices for concessions have been frozen
. With two extra league games, the price per game has decreased for season tickets for under 16s

Full details of the new prices are set out at the end of the questions and answers documents, which can be found as described above. In addition, those documents describe how you can pay for your season ticket by monthly direct debit.

Fans with queries should call the club's offices on 020 8547 3528 between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm on weekdays.

Note: some key prices for the new season are:

Adult terrace matchday entry £12
Adult terrace season ticket £200
Concession prices are half the adult price


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Wednesday 06 May 2009
reserve team news
Reserves go for the double

Following their success in the final of the Suburban League Cup when they defeated Bedfont with the only goal of the game, the reserves go for the double tonight when they play Tonbridge Angels in the final of the Suburban Shield.

The game will be played at Three Bridges FC, Jubilee Field, Three Bridges Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1LQ with kick off at 7.45 pm.

Both teams have reached the final without having played a home tie. The Dons have had victories at Molesey 3-1, North Greenford United 4-0, Bedfont 4-2 and Leatherhead 2-1. Tonbridge have won at Crowborough Athletic 1-0, Oakwood 3-1 and Asford Town (Middlesex) 2-1.

In the two league games played this season Tonbridge had a comfortable 6-0 home victory with a 1-1 draw in the return game.

Marcus Gayle expects another tough game tonight but his players are ready for the battle and are going all out for another trophy.






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Tuesday 05 May 2009
club news
End of Season Dinner 2009- After Party tickets on sale

Once again, the club is putting on an end of season bash on Saturday 9 May to celebrate another successful season for AFC Wimbledon with the players, coaching staff and your fellow fans. And this year’s we have chosen a unique venue for the party… the pitch at The Cherry Red Records Fans' Stadium!

There are a limited number of £10 tickets for anyone who would like to join the party from 9.30 pm, in time for the end of season presentations and speeches. The back bar will be open from 8.00 pm.

The dress code for everyone attending this event is lounge suit.

To book tickets, please call the commercial department on 020 8547 3336 or click here


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Tuesday 05 May 2009
u18s news
Under 18s' cup success

We are delighted to report that in last night's Ryman League Youth Cup final, the Dons' under 18 team ran out 3-1 winners against Boreham Wood under 18s. Striker Peter Rapson scored all three goals.

For a report on the game, click here.


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Tuesday 05 May 2009
club news
Comedy@Kingsmeadow presents Nick Wilty in June!

Comedy@Kingsmeadow is proud to announce that Nick Wilty ('Unmissable' according to Time Out) will be headlining our show on Friday 5 June, which will also feature Phil Butler and Electric Forecast. See below for more details.

This is another incredibly strong line-up and we expect demand to be high once again so make sure you get your tickets soon to avoid disappointment.

And the catering will once again be provided by Ting N' Ting's award winning Caribbean cuisine.

To book ticket, either call our booking line on 020 8547 3335 or buy online here




Friday 5th June
COMEDY@KINGSMEADOW presents….
Nick Wilty, Phil Butler and Electric Forecast
Doors open 7.30pm/ comedy starts 9pm/ bar closes Midnight
Admission: £12 (includes comedy and dinner)

Nick Wilty (Headliner)
"Just three adjectives to describe Wilty - brilliant, brilliant and brilliant." - Chortle
"Unmissable" - Time Out
Nick is known as the "Globetrotting Comedian" for good reason. He has performed on every continent except Antarctica (although he did a show in Tierra Del Fuego!), and has done shows in all major Festivals, including Edinburgh (6 times), Glastonbury (5 times), Auckland (twice), Wellington, Melbourne, Adelaide, Montreal (Just For Laughs), Vancouver, Edmonton, San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam, Cape Town & Hong Kong.
Nick has won several awards, including the Polo Mint Comedy Award, voted by fellow comedians and club owners in England, and Best International Act in San Francisco.
"Wilty is cack funny, his routine is a fluffy kitten that bites like a lion". BEAT, MELBOURNE
"The hit of the Festival" DB MAG, ADELAIDE
"This is possibly one of the best shows you'll see as part of this year's Comedy Festival" & "Warped observations with an edge". INPRESS, MELBOURNE
"One of the top five acts currently wowing them in New York." THE NEW YORKER
"It may be booked out, but try to beg a ticket because this has to be the funniest show at the Comedy Festival. We loved this English comic so much we were sure the next (of the trilogy) would be mud on our shoes." HERALD SUN, MELBOURNE. Rating 27 stars (out of 5)

Phil Butler (Opening Act)
"Phil Butler's got it all … unique, original and hilarious" - (The Stage and Television Today)
"Without doubt, one of the most exciting and original finds in comedy in recent years" (The Guardian)
Phil Butler has been performing for over 15 years and has enjoyed a career which seems to get better all the time. He started as a comedy magician but soon realised that being a comic is his true vocation. His boundless confidence and razor sharp wit will quickly endear him to any audience beit a comedy club, corporate or family crowd. His fast moving act has taken him all over the world, from cruising in the Caribbean and the Med, to entertaining the Armed Forces stationed everywhere from Northern Ireland and the Falklands to Bosnia and Croatia.
More recently, Phil has found himself in Europe and the Far East as part of the ever-growing comedy circuit where he has become a firm favourite in the UK clubs including Jongleurs and the Comedy Store

Electric Forecast (MC)
"The first thing you notice is how striking a partnership this is... a high degree of comedy skill...Outstanding comperes." Funny.co.uk
Electric Forecast (Dan Wright & Steve Marsh) is an exciting and enriching new style of double act - a unique coupling of upbeat physical and observational comedy with slick synchronized interactions. Dan Wright and Stephen Marsh burst onto the comedy scene in 2001 and quickly made a name for themselves as a young, slick and original duo
"Very original, very funny, extremely entertaining." City life magazine
Such is their chemistry, that it was only a matter of time before TV spotted their potential. As presenters they've just finished a 6 month stint at Nuts TV, presenting 2 hours of live TV, 2 nights a week. Last year (2007) they presented Big Brother's Big Mouth (E4), Crash Test Dummies (Sky 1 , 20 x 30 min series) and Celebrities Uncensored (FIVE , 4 x 60 min series). Dan also presented (on his own ) ’F… Off I’m Ginger’ - a documentary for BBC 3.
As actors, they've recently filmed a sitcom pilot with Jones The Film (which they co-wrote) and appeared in Kingdom (ITV1) playing brothers running rival burger vans. Steve has a role in the new Ken Loach movie (playing the lead bad guy) and they're also developing sitcoms with Objective Productions and RDF Television.


(Line-ups subject to change)



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Tuesday 05 May 2009
club news
Tonight's civic reception

AFC Wimbledon staff and volunteers will be enjoying a civic reception tonight at Merton Civic Centre, accompanied by team manager Terry Brown, five or six of the championship winning team and club president Dickie Guy.

The club has arranged for club photographer Paul Willatts and matchday video cameraman Charles Kemp to record the proceedings. We aim to put the results of their work on this site and on AFC Wimbledon TV in the near future.


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Tuesday 05 May 2009
club news
First pre-season friendly announced

We are pleased to announce that AFC Wimbledon and FC United will meet in a pre-season friendly to be played at the Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium - Kingsmeadow on Saturday 25 July. This is the fourth time the two trust owned clubs have met, the last being at the start of the 2007-08 season.

Chief Executive Erik Samuelson said “‘We are really looking forward to welcoming FC United here again in July. Every time we play them it is not only a good game but it is also a terrific weekend and, as in the past, we will be laying on some special events for their fans again this year.”

More information about the game and the other events will follow in due course.



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Monday 04 May 2009
club news
Merton civic reception

We have now finalised the guest list for the reception at Merton civic centre on Tuesday evening. All volunteers who put their names forward to attend will be able to do and will be receiving formal confirmation this evening.

As regards those fans who put themselves forward for a place in the draw to attend, if you were successful you will receive an email tonight.


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Monday 04 May 2009
u18s news
Dons in youth league cup final today at Kingsmeadow

This is a reminder that AFC Wimbledon's under 18 side plays the first of this week's two important games at Kingsmeadow today.

The Dons are playing Boreham Wood in the final of the Ryman Youth League Cup, with a 3.00 pm kick off. Admission prices are £4 for adults and £2 for senior citizens and under-16s. A match day programme will be £1.

The turnstiles will open at 2.00 pm and the tea bar, selling burgers, hot dogs, chips and other light refreshments, will be open.


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Sunday 03 May 2009
u18s news
Under 18s in action this week

The Under 18s exciting season reaches a climax as they play two games in the space of four days which will show whether their successful season turns into a winning one.

On Monday 4 May they play Boreham Wood in the final of the Ryman Youth League Cup. They overcame Tonbridge Angels in the semi-final following a penalty shoot out after 120 minutes of football had failed to bring a goal. The original opponents in the final were due to be Staines Town who had defeated Boreham Wood by the only goal of the game. However after a hearing on Thursday Boreham Wood were reinstated to the competition.

Having won the toss of the coin the final is being played at the Cherry Red Records Fans’ Stadium – Kingsmeadow with a 3.00 pm kick off. Admission prices are £4 for adults and £2 for senior citizens and Under-16s. A match day programme will be £1. The turnstiles will open at 2.00 pm and the tea bar, selling burgers, hot dogs, chips and other light refreshments, will be open.

On Thursday 7 May the young Dons will play their final league game of the season against rivals Staines Town who sit in second place in the table just one point behind Wimbledon. The game will be played at Kingsmeadow with a 7.45 pm kick off. There will be no admission charge.

The Dons who were recently eight points behind Staines but with two games in hand have secured three successive away victories against Staines 3-1, Godalming Town 7-0 and Hampton and Richmond Borough 5-0 to take over at the top of the table.

Manager Russell Harmsworth is looking forward to the two games and the chance to win trophies after the disappointment of losing against Woking in the Surrey Cup final. “It will be an exciting few days. Still playing at the business end of the season is what it is all about. The players are obviously looking forward to it, especially as they will be playing both games at Kingsmeadow”.



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Saturday 02 May 2009
club news
Season tickets 2009-10

The following news item about season tickets appeared in the programme for the St Albans game in the last game of the season:

We have delayed sending out season ticket renewal letters until we were sure which league we will be in next season. Increased prices will apply to all season tickets, with concessions increasing but remaining at half the price of an adult ticket. We are very pleased to announce that under 16 terrace season tickets remain at £25, the same price as they were when we started seven years ago.

We hope to introduce some innovations this year, including:

• Nomination of a preferred area in the stadium for terrace season tickets
• A facility to buy season tickets by monthly direct debit

The practical implications of these changes are currently being finalised, but we aim to get the renewal letters out in the next ten days. Forms for new applications will be available at the same time. Please do not apply until the forms are available – we will only accept applications which use this year’s form.

The deadline for existing seat ticket holders to reserve the same seat for next season will be Saturday 30 May. Once those renewals have been completed, we will process new applications for seats.

Existing terrace season ticket holders will have priority until Saturday 30 May to nominate their preferred standing area; after that date, spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Forms will be available for download from the club’s website as soon as renewal letters have been sent, or you can obtain a copy by calling the club’s switchboard to ask for a copy to be sent to you as soon as they are printed.

If you have changed your address since you last bought a season ticket, please let us know urgently. If you don’t do so, you may miss out on your seat renewal or preferred standing area.


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Friday 01 May 2009
reserve team news
Reserves at Kingsmeadow tonight

If you can't get through the weekend without some AFC Wimbledon football, then the Cherry Red Records Fans' stadium offers a chance to see Marcus Gayle's young reserve team in action tonight .

The opponents are Uxbridge Reserves, with a 7.45 kick off. Entrance is free.


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