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Open letter to lounge members

An open letter from Mark Goldberg to Executive Lounge members:

“We appreciate your support over the years and are pleased to say that the Wings bar and lounge has been given a major refurbishment ahead of the new season.

“We hope that you enjoy the new facilities but I am sure that you can appreciate at the same time that those facilities need to be shared with the general public. We need to maximise the opportunity to generate much-needed food and beverage revenue for the club on matchdays.

“Therefore we’d like to offer you a free voucher for a plate of hot food and a cup of tea/coffee to be used either before, during or after the game in the new lounge bar area upstairs above the new Wings bar.

“As I said earlier, members of the public will be allowed to use the facilities upstairs and can purchase hot food from the lounge from 1pm. Plates of hot food will cost £5 and additional refreshments including tea and alcoholic beverages will be charged at the recommended Heineken prices.

“We’d like to thank you in advance for your continued support and we hope that you will enjoy the new facilities and improvements around the ground.”

League agrees radio deal

The BBC Local Radio stations across England and Wales have signed an agreement with the National League to provide coverage of the leagues’ matches until 2020.

The National League has 68 member clubs in three divisions, known as the National League, National League North and the National League South.

Welcoming today’s announcement Jason Horton, BBC Head of Sport for England said: “The deal with the National League demonstrates the BBC local radio stations commitment to bring sports fans across England and Wales all the sporting action from their area. So whether you’re tuning in to BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s coverage of Lincoln City, listening to BBC Radio Solent reporting on Eastleigh or following one of the other 66 clubs across The National League we’ll be bringing you the latest action.”

Brian Barwick, Chairman at The National League said: “The National League is pleased to confirm our existing partnership has been extended until 2020. This will permit continuing stadium access with match commentary, thus complementing the excellent support given generally by BBC Local Radio stations covering all 68 member clubs and their local communities”.

Striker departs PVR

Welling have confirmed that striker Kieron St.Aimie has left the club with immediate effect.

It ends an 18-month association with the Wings for St.Aimie, who joined in the summer of 2014.

During his time at Park View Road, St.Aimie made 38 appearances, scoring four goals.

Wings sign young defender

Welling have completed the signing of promising defender Noah Chesmain.

The Millwall teenager joins the Wings on loan and is available to play at FC Halifax this Saturdy.

Chesmain has already made his first-team bow at Millwall and is highly-rated by the League 1 outfit.

“We’ve had to act quickly with Ben Jefford leaving as we couldn’t go to Halifax without a recognised left-back,” said Welling manager Dean Frost.

“Millwall have been great to let us have Noah. It’s good for him to come and play first-team football.

“He comes highly recommended from three or four different people.”

Wings change squad

Welling manager Dean Frost has made his first signing as manager.

It was a case of one in, one out this afternoon at Park View Road.

Incoming is Brentford midfielder James Ferry on loan to boost our options in the middle of the park.

But sadly outgoing is left-back Ben Jefford after Forest Green triggered a release clause in his contract.

On Jefford, Frost said: “It’s a big loss both in terms of the player but also the character in the dressing room.

“We have to get on with it but it’s disappointing.”

And on 18-year-old Ferry, Frost added: “I watched him play 10 days ago and he stood out for me.

“He is a solid, holding midfield player and he brings height to the side.

“We’re grateful to Brentford for letting him come to us and I’m sure he’ll do well.”

The Wings boss also hopes to bring in a left-back to his squad shortly.

The club would like to thank Ben for his services.

Just grand! Thank you…

Welling United are delighted to announce that our FA Cup matchball has raised £1,000 towards the Cumbrian Flood Fund.

The Wings put the matchball from our FA Cup second round tie with Carlisle United up for auction earlier this week and we were taken aback by the interest.

Operations director Barry Hobbins said: “It’s been an amazing response and we’re most grateful to the winning bidder, an Englishman who works in Malaysia, for his generosity.”

WUSA have already donated over £500 from the raffle at Sunday’s game to the appeal while photographer Keith Gillard’s nominal match fee for supplying pictures from the game to the News & Star has also gone to the fund.

Our thanks to all concerned, and our best wishes are with Carlisle United and all those affected.

Wings Six Picks

Welling are today launching a new special ticket promotion which gives supporters the opportunity to come to any six home Vanarama National League games for the price of five, making significant savings on normal match day admission prices in the process.
The six tickets will be issued on purchase of a “Wings Six Picks” and are valid for any of our home Vanarama National League games this season.
Wings Six Picks will be on sale from the club office, which is located on the first floor when entering through the Wings Bar entrance, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 4pm.
Prices will be £75 for adults (£12.50 per game), £45 for over-60s (£7.50 per game) and just £25 for 12 to 17-year-olds (£4.17 per game).
Wings Six Picks tickets can also be used for any stand, although they are not valid for the Eric Brackstone Suite.

Wings fined by FA

Welling attended a disciplinary hearing at the Football Association on Wednesday in regard to the unusually high number of red and yellow cards collected last season.

Operations director Barry Hobbins and first-team manager Loui Fazakerley attended the meeting at Wembley.

As a result of the discussions and in respect of the improvements already shown under the new boss and the changes in playing staff this summer, the Wings were fined a total of £4,000 by the FA.

Fred Jury

It’s with regret that the club has received news of the death of long-term season ticket holder Fred Jury who passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, June 15.

Fred was a long-term Welling supporter and well known and liked among Wings fans.

Funeral details will be posted on here once the club have been informed.

Programme feedback

Ahead of the 2015/16 season, Welling are inviting feedback from supporters on our matchday programme.

The editorial team will soon be meeting to finalise plans for the new campaign so now is the ideal time to have your say.

We want to know what features you like in the programme, what you want to see more of and what you don’t want to see anymore.

Email your feedback to wellingpress@hotmail.co.uk and all views will be taken in account when deciding the look of the matchday programme in 2015/16.