There's no doubt that 2011/12 was an incredible, rollercoaster ride of a season. From David Prutton's scorching volley in the sunshine against Rochdale to the 'Changed Man' Nile Ranger's free header that clinched promotion, it was a campaign that had everything and one that will live in the memory of Owls fans forever.
For us at Wednesdayite it was an incredible one too - as we made the first moves to change the society from top to bottom, reflecting the end of a difficult period in SWFC's history and the bright new dawn that we were about to see. Everything we did was about fans, club and community - and to make matchdays better for every Owls fan, member of Wednesdayite or not.
Whether it was the five coaches packed full of Owls that we took to Preston on New Years' Eve, or our rammed-full Lounge for Derby Day, or our two brilliant Hirsty's Bar events, we put smiles on faces and helped as many fans as possible be part of the most memorable season in two decades!
So for 2012/13 we're not letting up for a second. Our aim for this coming Championship season is to do it bigger, better, faster and more fun than ever before. We've put together a brilliant membership package to persuade you to join us on this journey - and we call it our Wednesdayite First Eleven...
SAVE £1 PER MATCH IN THE CAR PARK!
Our Wednesdayite Car Park is just the ticket to make getting to and getting away from Hillsborough a breeze - especially on those cold winter days! With space for over 200 cars, we're located just across the street from the famous Hillsborough Kop on Penistone Road.
Parking is usually £5 per car - but all Wednesdayite members get £1 off every single match - that's a potential saving of over £25 per season!
SAVE £2 PER TRIP ON THE AWAY COACH!
We follow the Owls on every trip all season - sometimes with as many as FIVE coaches packed full of the best away fans in the League - and it's always a brilliant experience. Picking up from the Wednesdayite Car Park as well as from points south on the M1, with early starts to take in some lovely pub grub on the way, it's the best way to follow Wednesday on their travels!
We pledge that all Wednesdayite members get £2 off every single trip - that's a potential saving of over £50 per season!
FREE ENTRY TO EXCLUSIVE MEMBERS MEETINGS
Wednesdayite are committed to letting our members discuss and decide on the direction of their Supporters' Club. With the prospect of another great season ahead, we know that we will have the opportunity to use the money we generate through our core activities to benefit fans of SWFC, the local community and most of all our members.
So that's why we hold members meetings during the season - whether there is a specific project or situation that members want to discuss or whether we talk more generally about how Wednesdayite can best serve its members, the club or the wider community, we'll listen and act on your wishes.
15% DISCOUNT AT THE JAVA LOUNGE!
If you want the best coffee in Sheffield with one of the warmest welcomes around, then it has to be the Java Lounge at Hillsborough Corner! Running the coffee gauntlet from flat white to macchiato and everything in between, not only is it the best pick-me-up ahead of another exciting Owls match, but it's also a great friendly place for a coffee break. Owner Gary 'Bull' Wainwright is already a legend amongst Owls fans - and now he's going to be a double legend for his coffee too!
All Wednesdayite members get 15% off on production of their Wednesdayite membership card - now that's gotta be worth an extra shot of espresso!
SAVE A MINIMUM £1 PER TICKET TO WEDNESDAYITE EVENTS!
Over 200 Owls fans crammed into the club's 1867 Lounge for our triumphant Hirsty's Bar Strikers Night event last year - and it was just the start of a great series of Wednesdayite events, as Hirsty joined forces with fellow Wednesday legends Jack Whitham, Rodger Wylde and current Goal Machine Gary Madine to reminisce and answer your questions.
All Wednesdayite members get a MINIMUM £1 off tickets for our great events - as well as a say in what events we run and which Owls heroes we get to speak.
FREE ENTRY TO OUR MATCHDAY LOUNGE!
Our Wednesdayite Lounge at Niagara has become one of the most popular and loved pre-match venues anywhere. With a huge space with plenty of tables even on Steel City Derby day, a great selection of drinks and an ever-changing menu of tempting pre-match food, it's the best location to warm up for the ninety minutes. And with it being only five minutes walk from Hillsborough, it's also one of the closest!
Members are entitled to free entry to the Lounge for every match of the season, and are entitled to bring guests for only £1 per person.
SAVE 10% ON OFFICIAL SWFC EVENTS AT HILLSBOROUGH!
Even when there's not ninety minutes of football to be played, there's always something going off at Hillsborough. Whether it be a classic tribute night or one of the popular formal banquets or even the festive period, there's no better place to enjoy a night out than at the home of the Owls!
Become a Wednesdayite member and get a guaranteed 10% off tickets for all events hosted at the club by Lindleys.
EXCLUSIVE McDONALD'S HILLSBOROUGH PRIVILEGE CARD!
Okay, we know you're all impressive physical specimens who could all be professional footballers if you didn't have so much else on, but sometimes even the greatest athletes need to pig out! So we've got something special for you - an exclusive discount card for McDonald's at Hillsborough Barracks that can be used seven days a week for some enticing offers. We are quite literally lovin' it!
Wednesdayite members can get a Bacon & Egg or Sausage & Egg McMuffin with any coffee or a McChicken Sandwich and Medium Fries for only £1.99, seven days a week!
£2 PER MEMBER DONATED TO THE SWFC COMMUNITY PROGRAMME
One of the real success stories of the last few years has been the SWFC Community Programme, which is the envy of every club in the League and will shortly be getting its own brand new facility on Penistone Road. Wednesdayite have always been a huge supporter of the Community team and have worked with them on many initiatives. We'd like to make our relationship even closer and recognise how valuable our members feel their work is in the local community, spreading the word of Wednesday far and wide!
So for each and every member joining or renewing, we pledge to donate £2 to the Community Scheme - we hope we can make a real difference.
YOUR CHANCE TO GO TO THE SWFC XMAS PARTY AS GUEST OF MIGUEL LLERA!
If there's one man who epitomises the fighting spirit of last season and the pure brilliance of SWFC, it's the Spanish man-mountain himself, Miguel 'No Longer Needs A Skull Cap' Llera. Wednesdayite are Miguel's official 2012/13 sponsor and as such we've got a brilliant prize for one of our members - two tickets as Miguel's guest to the Christmas Party at Hillsborough!
If you join or renew before the 1st September, your name will go in the draw for this exclusive prize - and fear not, there's more to come for members as we will also be offering a signed Llera shirt and match tickets throughout the season!
£1 PER MEMBER DONATED TO SMILE!
Our most important work is bringing SWFC back to fans who - through no fault of their own - cannot attend matches at our beautiful Hillsborough home. In the last three seasons we've seen over 1000 people given match tickets to Owls games thanks to the generosity of Wednesdayite members and Owls fans.
So for each and every member joining or renewing, we pledge to donate £1 to SMILE - with the aim of making over 30 fans' dreams come true every single home game!
So what are you waiting for?
Every Wednesdayite member is entitled to all of the above, and much much more! Your membership pack will contain your 2012/13 membership card, as well as a Wednesdayite sticker for your car, a pin badge to commemorate the season and an official Wednesdayite card holder with space for both your Wednesdayite membership card and your SWFC season ticket (or your McDonalds privilege card if you don't have a season ticket!).
Furthermore, you will get first choice on all manner of events, offers and exclusive discounts throughout the season - watch this space!
JOIN OR RENEW ONLINE NOW!