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Pitch hires prove to be big hit

Hundreds of players enjoy stepping out on the Adams Park pitch.

25 May 2021

Wycombe Wanderers Trust members were given an evening they’ll never forget when they took part in a friendly match on the hallowed Adams Park pitch on Monday night.

The latest event in a packed-out month of pitch hire opportunities saw more than 20 Chairboys fans join forces with members of the women’s team for the game, organised by the Trust board as a thank you for the ongoing support of its 1000+ members.

Also over the weekend, Kane Ainsworth tasted victory at Adams Park with Eversley & California Under-14s with a 3-0 triumph over Ascot, following in the footsteps of his dad Gareth who scored twice in a 6-2 win for Wycombe over Soccer AM two weeks ago.

Other games to have been played on the pitch during the month include friendlies played by 6:59 Design, Dreamlease, Landways and Cherry Red Records.

The Sports & Education Trust hosted its Adams Park Cup over the weekend of 14th-15th May, while young Blues fan Thomas Moulder enjoyed a taste of the action on the pitch with friends having recently completed an intensive course of chemotherapy to overcome his cancer diagnosis.

Wycombe Wanderers Women played an in-house friendly involving its senior and under-18s teams, while Denham United, Wycombe Athletic and Lane End FC have also got involved in the month-long festival of football.

Still to come before the pitch undergoes its regular summer maintenance are matches involving the local Air Ambulance & NHS, Vestel UK, Chalfont Hearing, Waitrose, while Sports & Education Trust staff take on their counterparts from Reading’s Community Trust, and Chairboys staff and partners battle it out for in-house bragging rights and coffee-making duties.

Josh Easterbrook from the club’s commercial department has managed the pitch hire schedule and said he’s been delighted with the take-up:

“It’s been fantastic to see the interest levels from fans and club partners wanting to take the opportunity to play on the pitch at Adams Park.

“We’re proud to have been able to play a part in helping hundreds of people get active and playing football again, and it’s been a pleasure to welcome people back into Adams Park for the first time in 2021.

“We’d like to thank everyone who’s been involved along the way and look forward to this final week of fixtures before the work commences on the pitch to provide the usual first-class quality of playing surface for the new season.”

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