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!

The Wings launch new Welling United TV

The club are proud to launch Welling United TV, which is now up and running.

This is a FREE service for all Wings fans to enjoy home highlights and interviews with Steve King right throughout the 2018/19 season.

Click here to enjoy the action from yesterday’s match with Charlton Athletic.

Welling United 1-2 Charlton Athletic

In this traditional curtain raiser friendly The Wings put up a solid display as League one side Charlton Athletic edged past Welling at a sweltering Park View Road.

With Charlton naming two separate sides for each 45 minute half, The Wings played a a solid XI for 60 minutes before making any changes.

The game started in lively fashion and it was The Wings who took the lead first.

Adam Coombes was allowed to much space on the right channel before he raced clear and fired low into the bottom corner for a smart goal.

The lead lasted just 60 seconds though. Ajose was played through but new Wings number 1 Dan Wilks made a great save to keep out his shot, Karlan Grant then followed up his rebound but that was blocked, before the ball was half cleared to a grateful Ajose who tapped home from close range. .

Tariqe Fosu, curled an effort over the bar, before the same player had a fiercely struck shot well saved by Wilks.

Charlton were now seeing a lot of the ball Jake Forster-Caskey tested Wilks from range but he saved well. However Welling had their moments as well, Nassim L’Ghoul had a chance but fired over before new signing Richard Orlu saw a header a cleared off the line .

Into the second half Welling made six changes on the hour mark as the tempo of the game slowed down. A lapse in concentration in the Welling defence saw Taylor burst clear but with only Wilks to beat he curled well wide.

Wilks was having an impressive debut in goal for Welling and he made another super save to deny Taylor.

With the game heading towards its last quarter, Charlton finally took the lead but in rather fortunate circumstances in the 76th minute. Forster-Caskey struck a free-kick that took a wicked deflection off the wall and cannoed off onto the crossbar. The ball fell kindly to Taylor who bundled the ball over the line.

Whilst Charlton had chances, Wilks continued to make saves denying Albie Morgan. But deep into injury time Bradley Goldberg who played the whole 90 minutes almost grabbed an equaliser but he side footed his effort wide. It was a good workout for The Wings who now have full a week of training ahead of them before they entertain Watford Under 23’s next Saturday at Park View Road.

Welling United: Wilks, Gibbons, Braham-Barrett, Ijaha, Orlu, Audal, L’Ghoul, Kissock, Goldberg, Coombes, McCallum. Substitutes included: Dymond, Mendy, Acheampong, Ambroisine, Newton, Johnson.

Attendance: 1,020

Click on the link below to get the views of manager Steve King after the match:

Welling United appoints Bream Team as official digital partner

Welling United have today announced a two-year deal with Bream Team that will see the Kent based Digital Creative Company become the Club’s Official Digital Partner.

The digital agency are currently celebrating their 20th anniversary, and will be supporting the club with a full website redevelopment, social media consultancy, along with the branding and animations for the brand new video platform WUFC TV.

Welling’s Vice Chairman, Chris Roots, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming Bream Team to Park View Road, who have impressed us with their knowledge and understanding of what we are looking to achieve with our digital marketing, and how best to implement it.

“Our appointment of Bream Team as Digital Partner will bring much-needed focus on creating an effective platform for us to communicate with our supporters. We’re really looking forward to getting started for the new season.”

Dan Bream, Managing Director at Bream Team added: “Working with Welling United is an exciting opportunity for us to partner with such a progressive football club. Our years of experience in this field means that we can bring a wealth of knowledge to the table, helping Welling to grow their digital presence further.

“The new website will go live at the beginning of August and I am looking forward to the new season, which I hope proves to be a successful one for the Club”.

Fans can find out more about Bream Team via www.breamteam.com

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
JP Kissock
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

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

Change of date for Charlton Atheltic friendly

Our annual pre season friendly with Charlton Athletic has now been moved back to the original date of Saturday, July 7 with a 12.30pm kick off.

Any fans that bought tickets for Saturday, July 14 and require a refund, please visit the club office.

The full list of friendlies is below:

Saturday, July 7 – Charlton Athletic (Home) 12.30pm Kick off

Tuesday, July 10 – Whyteleafe (Away)

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)