Club volunteersGiving something back

Dons Trust Board member Jane Lonsdale reflects on the importance of letting our volunteers know how much we appreciate the work they put in.

I recently took a phone call from Blackpool Supporters’ Trust seeking our advice. They were putting out a plea for volunteers to help get their club back on its feet as soon as the receiver had officially taken control. They wanted to learn from our experiences of working with and recruiting volunteers.

It was a reminder..

Book tokenWorld Book Day: FREE book tokens this Saturday

AFC Wimbledon Foundation and WHS Smiths are running a pop-up bookstall between 13.00 and 14.30 before the Doncaster game.

In conjunction with the Premier League Primary Stars education programme and National Literacy Association, we will be celebrating World Book Day by giving away two hundred £1 book tokens to exchange for a book at our pop-up book store.

Calling all Dons’ parents and kids! Get down to the Cherry Red Records Stadium early this Saturday and visit our pop-up..

Winner of the Junior Dons Mascot Draw

Congratulations to Junior Don, Adam Trathan, who was the lucky winner in the draw to be a mascot in the 5th round of the FA Cup against Millwall on Saturday 16 February.

Following the article published on Monday, calling for applications, 21 Junior Dons applied and were each allocated a number. On Wednesday the draw was held live on the AFC Wimbledon Facebook page. Those watching the Facebook live were asked to pick a number from the entries and the first..

Matchday mascot with Andy Barcham and the match ballMatch Day Mascots for the Millwall FA Cup tie

The Club will be holding two draws next week to select the match day mascots for the Emirates FA Cup tie against Millwall on Saturday 16 February.

It offers an opportunity for your child to be part of a historic occasion, as AFC Wimbledon seek a place in the last-eight of the Emirates FA Cup.

There will be two draws with the first one for JD members only and the mascot package will be FREE to the winner. The other draw..

Junior Don’s Christmas Party 2018 – book now!

Bookings are now being taken for this year’s Junior Dons Christmas Party, which is taking place on Sunday 9 December 2018 from 11 am on 2 pm.

Entry is free for Junior Dons members, while tickets for non-members cost just £10.

There will be player appearances, Haydon the Womble, a disco, party food, and a gift for everyone.

Bookings can be made by emailing jdparty2018@gmail.com. Please provide the following information in the booking email:

• child’s full name

• their age

•..

AFC Wimbledon Minithon 2017Meet first-team players at the AFC Wimbledon Fun Day and Minithon

Big event at the training ground next month (Sunday 14 October, 10 am-12: 30 pm)

AFC Wimbledon are hosting a great family event on Sunday 14 October with young Dons welcome to come along and meet first-team squad members.

As well as staging the annual Minithon at the club’s New Malden training complex, they are doing things a little differently this time around.

The picture above shows how popular last year’s event was and we hope this one will be..

Wimbledon Foundation Activities

Pre Match Kids Football – Mini DONS

The Foundation is launching a new matchday service on Saturday by hosting a drop-in fun football session for 5–12-year-olds on the new astroturf pitches between 1.30–2.45pm at the David Weir Sports Centre, adjacent to the car park.  Parents/guardians who want to enjoy a relaxing pre-match drink and burger are welcome to drop off their children with Foundation staff based on the pitch to be coached for an hour completing skills challenges and..

Introducing the new Junior Dons volunteers

Jane Lonsdale, The Dons Trust board member who oversees the Junior Dons (JDs) is delighted to announce the successful candidates following the recruitment campaign to find some volunteers to take on the support for the JDs following the decision by Roger Dennis to take a well-earned rest from volunteering.

From left to Right: Howard Meredith, Aaron Thakar, (Roger Dennis who has now handed over responsibilities), Patrick Tuggey and Isa Dabrowska.

Introducing Isa: Isa Dabrowska has taken on the role..

Player Development Centre Holiday Courses

AFC Wimbledon Foundation‘s holiday courses create a fun and friendly environment for children aged between 4-13 years at Wimbledon Park.

Sessions are based on developing the core skills of football, ball control, dribbling, passing, shooting and providing opportunities to implement them in match play.

All Foundation coaches are FA qualified and hold up to date First aid, safeguarding and DBS checks. 

AFC Wimbledon players and Haydon the Womble mascot will attend the sessions weekly and free tickets for the first..

Roger and out

Roger Dennis reflects on his role as Junior Dons co-ordinator as he steps aside to take a well-earned break after volunteering and supporting the JDs for 16 years.

From its inception, the Trust has aimed to engage with young supporters and potential supporters. The decision to set up the Junior Dons was quickly made, and I agreed to take charge of the project. The result has been hugely enjoyable. Many of the current features of JD membership were agreed straight..