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"Bright future" envisaged for club and district

9 March 2016

The club's ties with the Wycombe District Council were strengthened at a recent presentation made at the council chamber.

Working in partnership for the benefit of the Wycombe district was one of the key messages during a presentation by Wycombe Wanderers to Wycombe District Council members.

Councillors heard of the club’s recent journey from financial turmoil and remaining in the Football League on the final day of the 2013/14 season to becoming a model club for fan ownership, as one of a handful of Football League clubs turning a profit.

The council was told of Wanderers’ work in the community, how the club flies the district’s flag around the world and how it is looking to progress on and off the pitch in the future.

Wycombe District Council’s Chairman Cllr Ian McEnnis said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Wycombe Wanderers to Full Council to hear of the club’s development on and off the pitch and we would like to wish Gareth Ainsworth and his players all the very best for the rest of the season in their quest for promotion”.

WDC Chief Executive Karen Satterford added: “We look forward to continuing to work closely with Wanderers to help the club’s aims, which include greater integration into the community, as well as celebrating the club’s achievements, which will in turn help to attract more visitors and businesses to the district.”

Blues director Trevor Stroud presented a signed shirt to town mayor Mohammed Hanif and Ms Satterford following the presentation in the Council Chamber on 25th February.

Mr Stroud said: “It was a privilege to be able to present Wycombe Wanderers’ journey to Wycombe District Council, highlighting the great strides that the club has taken in its recent years of supporter ownership.

“Our focus going forward will be on developing the club’s integration into the community and playing our part in the growth of High Wycombe as a visitor attraction, building on the excellent foundations already in place within the town and our Adams Park home.

“We envisage a bright future for the Wycombe district and for Wycombe Wanderers, and we’re thrilled to strengthen our ties with the council by discussing our plans with them.”


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