Author: Dan Harrison

Audel Wings In

Wings boss Steve King has moved to further bolster his back line with the signing of French centre-back Thierry Audel. Audel has featured in both of The Wings’ pre-season friendlies so far, particularly impressing against Charlton on Saturday.

The defender is no stranger to King after the pair worked together at Macclesfield Town. Since leaving Macc to join Crewe Alexandra for an undisclosed fee in 2013, Audel has racked up a number of EFL appearances including over 40 for Notts County over two seasons. Audel signed for Barrow last summer as and was made captain, making just short of 20 appearances before an arm injury curtailed his campaign.

Bienvenue à PVR, Thierry!

Gills friendly cancelled

The Club can today announce that next Tuesday’s (17/7) friendly against Gillingham FC has been cancelled. There are no plans to announce an alternative fixture as we look to preserve the pitch for the season ahead during this prolonged spell of extremely dry weather.

2018/19 Fixtures Released

It’s home comforts first up as Steve King’s new-look Welling United side start their 2018/19 campaign with the visit of newly-promoted Dulwich Hamlet to Park View Road. A run of seven matches in 23 days also sees The Wings take on Bostik Premier Champions Billericay Town at PVR, whilst away trips to Eastbourne, Chippenham and Truro beckon.

We take on neighbours Dartford over the festive period with the home leg of the double header taking place on Boxing Day and the reverse on New Year’s Day with the visit of Concord sandwiched between the two.

We also end the campaign at home against last season’s play off finalists Hampton & Richmond Borough.

Come on you Wings!

August

Sat, Aug 4 Dulwich Hamlet H
Tue, Aug 7 Eastbourne Borough A
Sat, Aug 11 Chippenham Town A
Tue, Aug 14 Billericay Town H
Sat, Aug 18 Truro City A
Sat, Aug 25 Hemel Hempstead Town H
Mon, Aug 27 Concord Rangers A

September

Sat, Sep 1 Oxford City H
Sat, Sep 8 Chelmsford City A
Sat, Sep 15 East Thurrock United H
Sat, Sep 22 (Emirates FA Cup 2Q)
Sat, Sep 29 Bath City A

October

Sat, Oct 6 (Emirates FA Cup 3Q)
Sat, Oct 13 Slough Town H
Sat, Oct 20 Hampton & Richmond Borough A (Emirates FA Cup 4Q)
Sat, Oct 27 Gloucester City H
Tue, Oct 30 St. Albans City A

November

Sat, Nov 3 Wealdstone H
Sat, Nov 10 Woking A (Emirates FA Cup 1)
Sat, Nov 17 Weston-super-Mare H
Sat, Nov 24 (Buildbase FA Trophy 3Q)

December

Sat, Dec 1 Hungerford Town H (Emirates FA Cup 2)
Sat, Dec 8 Torquay United A
Sat, Dec 15 (Buildbase FA Trophy 1)
Sat, Dec 22 Hemel Hempstead Town A
Wed, Dec 26 Dartford H
Sat, Dec 29 Concord Rangers H

January

Tue, Jan 1 Dartford A
Sat, Jan 5 Truro City H (Emirates FA Cup 3)
Sat, Jan 12 Oxford City A (Buildbase FA Trophy 2)
Sat, Jan 19 Eastbourne Borough H
Sat, Jan 26 Billericay Town A (Emirates FA Cup 4)

February

Sat, Feb 2 Chippenham Town H (Buildbase FA Trophy 3)
Sat, Feb 9 Dulwich Hamlet A
Sat, Feb 16 Torquay United H (Emirates FA Cup 5)
Sat, Feb 23 Hungerford Town A (Buildbase FA Trophy 4)

March

Sat, Mar 2 St. Albans City H
Sat, Mar 9 Wealdstone A
Sat, Mar 16 Woking H (Emirates FA Cup 6/Buildbase FA Trophy Semi(1))
Sat, Mar 23 Weston-super-Mare A (Buildbase FA Trophy Semi-Final(2))
Sat, Mar 30 Gloucester City A

April

Sat, Apr 6 Bath City H (Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final)
Sat, Apr 13 Slough Town A
Sat, Apr 20 Chelmsford City H
Mon, Apr 22 East Thurrock United A
Sat, Apr 27 Hampton & Richmond Borough H

May

Sat, May 18 (Emirates FA Cup Final)
Sun, May 19 (Buildbase FA Trophy Final)

Player kit sponsorship packages now available

With the 2018/19 season just weeks away, why not take the chance to sponsor your favourite player and secure a fantastic memento of the upcoming season.

Show your support for an individual player and your name will appear alongside the player of your choice in every matchday programme throughout the season!

Current squad list:
Jordan Gibbons
Richard Orlu
Zack Newton
Gavin McCallum

Bradley Goldberg – Sold
Adam Coombes – Sold
Dan Wilks – Sold
Anthony Acheampong – Sold
Craig Braham-Barrett – Sold
Archie Johnson – Sold
Jack Jebb – Sold
Connor Dymond – Sold
Nassim L’Ghoul – Sold
Thierry Audel – Sold
JP Kissock – Sold

Player of your choice per season £125+VAT

Secure your player sponsorship now by calling Chris Roots on 07860 834423.

Charlton game moved to Sat, July 14

After discussions between the two clubs today it was decided that our annual pre-season friendly with Charlton Athletic has now been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 with a 12.30pm kick off.

We apologise for the inconvenience and confusion with multiple date being announced.

Any fans that bought tickets for Saturday, July 7 and require a refund, please visit the club office.

The full list of friendlies is below:

Tuesday, July 10 – Whyteleafe (Away)

Saturday, July 14 – Charlton Athletic (Home) 12.30pm Kick off

Tuesday, July 17 – Gillingham (Home)

Saturday, July 21 – Watford U23 (Home)

Tuesday, July 24 – Dover Athletic (Away)

Saturday, July 28 – QPR (Home)

Tuesday, July 31 – Dorking Wanderers (Away)

 

 

King adds five to squad

Wings boss Steve King continues his preparations for the 2018/19 campaign with a further five signings.

First up is a familiar face, centre-back Anthony Acheampong returns for his third stint with the Wings after spells at Maidstone, Ebbsfleet and Barnet. The 28-year old arrives at PVR after promotion to the Vanarama National South with Dulwich Hamlet last term.

Further bolstering the back line is centre-back Richard Orlu. Orlu joins from Woking where he spent the 2017/18 season as captain. Before that he spent four years at Kent neighbours Dover Athletic and experienced promotion to the National League with The Whites becoming a fixture in a successful back line.

Adding some attacking threat is French winger Nassim L’Ghoul. Nassim follows Wings boss King from former club Whitehawk where he had become a fans’ favorite for his exciting wing play. L’Ghoul has had spells with St. Neots Town and the Nike Academy as well as various trials with League clubs such as Charlton Athletic.

Winger Gavin McCallum has also signed on for the upcoming season. The wide-man joins from Eastbourne Borough where he was voted Supporters’ Player of the Season in the most recent campaign. Former Canadian international McCallum made 39 appearances for The Sports last season contributing 15 goals and a number of assists from wide areas.

Finally, midfielder John Paul Kissock joins King’s new look Welling United. Kissock is familiar to King with the pair working together at both Macclesfield and guiding Whitehawk to the National South playoffs in 2015. Dubbed the “non-league Messi” during his younger years for his footballing style and resemblance to the Argentine superstar Kissock joins after most recently playing at Southport.

All five have signed one-year deals with the club.

With today’s additions the current squad is as listed below:

Dan Wilks
Jordan Gibbons
Craig Braham-Barrett
Archie Johnson
Anthony Acheampong
Richard Orlu
Jack Jebb
Connor Dymond
JP Kissock
Nassim L’Ghoul
Zack Newton
Gavin McCallum
Bradley Goldberg
Adam Coombes

Pre-season schedule takes shape

Following the announcement of the annual friendly with Charlton Athletic last week, The Club have added a further four friendlies to Steve King’s pre-season schedule.

The full schedule is as follows:

Saturday, July 7 – Charlton Athletic (Home)

Tuesday, July 17 – Gillingham (Home)

Saturday, July 21 – Watford U23 (Home)

Tuesday, July 24 – Dover Athletic (Away)

Tuesday, July 31 – Dorking Wanderers (Away)

The Club are still looking to add one or two fixtures to this list and will announce in due course.

Previously announced friendlies with Ashford Town and Margate have now been cancelled.

Parky leaves PVR

Player-coach Jack Parkinson has today left his role at PVR. Fans’ favourite Parkinson came back to the club in 2017 as part of Jamie Coyle’s management team after playing spells with Dover Athletic, Woking and Maidenhead United and helped Coyle guide The Wings to a top 10 finish in the Vanarama National South in 2017/8.

Parkinson made over 30 appearances over the past year for The Wings and scored four goals, with his most recent coming in a 2-0 victory at Concord Rangers back in February.

On Parkinson’s departure, manager Steve King said “Unfortunately I couldn’t offer Jack the coaching role he wanted as I will be bringing my own team in. I would have loved to kept Jack at the club in a playing capacity as he is a top player, but we completely understand his decision and wish him well for the future and thank him for all he has done for Welling”

All the best, Parky!

Wings announce Addicks test

The Club are pleased to announce the annual pre-season friendly with Sky Bet League 1 neighbours Charlton Athletic will take place at Park View Road on Saturday, July 7 with a 3pm kick off.

Last season’s fixture saw The Addicks run out 3-0 winners.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the club at the below prices:

Adults – £13
Over 65s – £8
12-17 – £8
Under 12s – £3
All seating will be an extra £2

On the day prices
Adults – £15
Over 65s – £10
12-16 – £10
Under 12s – £3

All seating will be an extra £2

For more information call the club on 020 8301 1196

King makes first signings

New Welling boss Steve King has wasted no time in constructing his squad for his debut season at PVR.

First-up is goalkeeper Daniel Wilks. Wilks follows King from former club Whitehawk after joining the Hawks mid-season and going on to make 18 appearances. He has also turned out for Maldon & Tiptree, making over 50 appearances for The Jammers.

King has also snapped up Jordan Gibbons after a spell at Whitehawk. The defender recently returned from the USA where he played professionally for Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League.

Also joining from the south coast is wideman Zack Newton who joins from Worthing. Newton also had a spell at Met Police in 2017/18.

Finally, it’s a familiar face for Welling fans with Craig Braham-Barrett returning to the Club for his third spell. The pacy left back joins from Vanarama National South side Chelmsford City.

All four have signed one-year deals at the club.