Woburn & Wavendon FC are hugely proud to continue our FA Standard Charter status for another season. We are delighted to have passed our annual health check and be accredited The FA Standard Charter status for the 2018-19 season.
The aim of the programme is to raise standards in the grassroots game; supporting the development of clubs and leagues, recognising and rewarding commitment, quality and achievement. The FA recognise clubs that demonstrate they offer well-run and sustainable football with a priority focus on qualified coaching and safeguarding as well as embedding the values of The FA’s Respect campaign as part of their game.
Thank you to all club members for maintaining our high standard of delivering football.
Community Project of the Year:-
Woburn & Wavendon FC ‘GoalAbility’
Well done to Gary Towers, all our volunteer coaches, and to the parents and players at the Club’s weekly GoalAbility sessions. The Club delivers disability football sessions for children up to 16 in our local community.
Tuesday night was a memorable occasion for the Bedfordshire FA. Luton Town FC were fantastic hosts for their annual Community Awards celebrating the amazing work around the county.
Award winners (including GoalAbility) were invited to the stadium for drinks and a pre match meal as they collected framed certificates before the big game. Amongst a superb performance form the Hatters, the winners were invited onto the pitch at half-time under a round of applause from the crowd.
A thoroughly enjoyable event all round. Congratulations to all the award winners this year, but especially to our own GoalAbility team. Truly inspirational and a superb advertisement for our Club.
The teams, coaches and volunteers from the Club once again supported Remembrance Weekend through Poppies4kits appeal.
525 poppies were worn by all our teams and GoalAbility.
Nationally Poppies4kits raised a record £30k – a record year for them with WWFC one of their major supporters.
A huge thank you to everyone for helping to focus us all on the huge sacrifices made on our behalf by so so many.
WWFC are hugely grateful for all the Club volunteers who act as Assistant Referee at fixtures. For a helpful guide on how to run the line, please click this link:- Linesman_guide Woburn – James Allen
The Club Annual General Meeting will be held at Woburn Village Hall, Crawley Road, Woburn, MK17 9QD on Monday 10th September commencing at 7.45pm.
All members are encouraged to attend the meeting.
Once this has concluded, a Managers Meeting will be held.
Roll Of Honour
U8 Winners – Newport Pagnell Town Lions
U8 Runners Up – Leatherhead Youth F.C
U9 Winners – Newport Pagnell Town Puma’s
U9 Runners Up – Flitwick Eagles Blues
U10 Winners – Woburn & Wavendon F.C Whirlwinds
U10 Runners Up – St Joseph Youth F.C
U11 Winners – Letchworth Garden City Mavericks
U11 Runners Up – MK City Colts Pythons
U12 Winners – Delapre Dragons
U12 Runners Up – Santos Panthers
U13 Winners – Tattenhoe Youth Tigers
U13 Runners Up – Maulden Magpies
U14 Winners – Biggleswade Town Greens
U14 Runners Up – Newport Pagnell Town Lions
The last two weekends at Woburn have been a huge tribute to all those associated with WWFC. The Club has been receiving countless messages of praise and congratulations for delivering two exceptionally well run events that have obviously provided so much fun, excitement and drama for so many. The wonderful weather has played its part, but wow—the only thing hotter was the superb football on display ! However, the foundation of such a great festival of fun, friendship and football was the unprecedented levels of volunteer support throughout our great club. To everyone who helped organise parking, controlled traffic, put up signs, carried poles, pulled trolleys, sold raffle tickets, gave encouragement, sold water, emptied bins, sold programmes, organised, officiated, inputted data, etc etc, YOU played a massive part in delivering some remarkable results.
Overall, the Club achieved a record combined profit for both Weekends of nearly £19k, with record entry and attendance levels. This is an enormous achievement and particular thanks must go to Gary Towers and all the Tournament Committee for the superbly professional job they have done for all of us. As always, the tournament revenue is a massive contribution that will allow the Club to continue to invest heavily in grassroots football provision next season. In particular, we will be spending more than ever on Winter mid-week training provision and pro-coaching, kit and equipment, and investing in our playing facilities. Unlike most other grassroots football clubs, WWFC is responsible for groundcare at 5 of our 7 locations. We are part of the FA’s Pitch Improvement Programme which is already enabling us to invest wisely in improving our playing surfaces to the highest levels ever. In addition, the Club has been able to launch regular disability football sessions –Goalability, open our highly successful Lionesses Wildcats Girl’s Football Centre, and deliver regular Under 6 and Reception/Foundation years football sessions. All this and the Club continues to offer one of the most competitive membership fees around.
But obviously there are some huge footballing highlights from both Weekends too. The general standard of football was extremely high, but more importantly played in the right spirit. Huge thanks to the families of Zach Heath and Paul King who both attended presentations for the Under 9 Paul King Memorial Trophy and Under 14 Zach Heath Memorial Trophy. Also huge congratulations to our Ladies Lionesses Blues and Lions Under 10 Whirlwinds teams…. both became tournament cup winners on the last session of each tournament weekend– so naturally we’re very proud of both teams.
A comment from Pat Mancini, Coach to the winning Lionesses Ladies team:- “My team talk pre Tournament was all about managing expectations! And that I was looking forward to our new Ladies team getting to know each other on and off the field, so told them to relax, be composed and pass the ball and take one game at a time as only 12 mins. 10 Ladies did exactly that & got better & better with every game. They had never played together before. My last comment to them was that we should aim to win it next year when stronger. THEY PROVED ME WRONG ! Very proud as this was the 3rd time I have lead a LIONESSES team to win in our own Tournament whilst working at the event , 1st in U11s, 2nd in U13s, 3rd time Ladies!!! Unbelievable !”
A comment from Scott Russon, Manager of the Under 10 Whirlwinds:- “In the afternoon sunshine of the close of this year’s Woburn & Wavendon FC boys’ tournament, it was a pleasure to see our boys victorious in their age group, with a very slick performance that received praise and gracious compliments. During the 7-game winning-run of our fun-loving and well-established side, their performances were only surpassed by the excellent team spirit that was clear to see. The team are now already eagerly looking forward to the U11 season and the step-up to 9-aside football in September, not before enjoying the remainder of the World Cup.“
Seeing our Club at it’s best means so much to everyone. But of course it can never happen without the massive spirit of volunteering, support and friendship that exists within the Lions and Lionesses. It’s therefore an ideal time to issue an open invitation to anyone who would like to volunteer just a little more time for some vital Club roles. Specifically, we need individuals with good administration and communication abilities to help with kit allocation, sponsorship and pitch co-ordination. If you feel you could offer just a little bit of your time and expertise, we’d love to hear from you.
Please get in touch by emailing:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Lionesses (Girls) 2018 Tournament
The 2018 Lionesses (Girls) tournament – the WWFC Lionesses Super Sixes – celebrated its 12th year, and is now firmly established as the biggest and best girls-only grass roots football tournament in England, with 138 Teams, 1159 players and 3000 spectators, welcomed to Woburn over the course of the weekend.
Roll Of Honour
Winner: ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH
Runner Up: BEDFORD GIRLS – A
Winner: ST ALBANS CITY YOUTH-STACY NORTH
Runner Up: DENHAM FC
Winner: WILLEN FOOTBALL CLUB
Runner Up: CHORLEYWOOD YFC PUMAS
Winner: AFC LEYTON GIRLS
Runner Up: STEVENAGE BOROUGH JUNIORS
U14 – Cup
Winner: STOTFOLD JUNIORS FC AMBERS
Runner Up: STEVENAGE BOROUGH JNR BLUES
U14 – Plate
Winner: Kempston Rovers Girls
Runner Up: Yaxley F.C
Winner: GARSTON LIONESSES
Runner Up: CITY BELLES BLUES
Winner: WATFORD LADIES HORNETS
Runner Up: WYCOMBE SAINTS
Winner: WOBURN & WAVENDON FC – BLUES
Runner Up: ROTHWELL TOWN LADIES A