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We are saddened to hear the news that our friend and colleague Steve Adams passed away this afternoon.(Friday 3rd March 2017) He has been ill for some timebut has bravely continued to help Wednesdayite with the Primary School's Coaching Scheme, every week. He brought great enjoyment to the local schools for many years. The enthusiasm and cheerfulness he brought to us will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences to his partner Helen and daughter Gracie our thoughts are with you.
The financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2015 are now published and you can find them as a pdf download below.
Wednesdayite are proud to announce that we are the Player Sponsor as well as Home and Away Kit sponsors for Joe Wildsmith for the 2015/2016 season., utilising the additional income from the car park against Arsenal.
As previously advised the match day price for using the Wednesdayite car park has been increased to £6 for members and £7 for non-members for the 2015/16 season.
We would be grateful if you could have the correct amount ready on entering the car park.
Wednesdayite have a page in the official match day programme and you can read our column there first.
Paul Holmes is the author of these notes and his latest column from the home game V St Mirren is published below:-
As in the last few seasons we will be running our Away coach service to all league and cup games this season.
As our coach partners, Wilfreda Beehive, have only increased their charges by £10 per coach this season, we will be keeping pur prices frozen at last seasons levels.
We are kicking off with a long trip to Ipswich Town , the cost for members is £24 (non-members £26). We are setting off early at 8am so we can have a lunch stop at the lovely market town of Bury St Edmunds. To book and for more details please come back here once the match tickets go on sale.
Please see below for our full list of trips and prices for the season:-
The ownership of the freehold of the Wednesdayite Car Park changed hands in early January with Tesco Stores Limited selling it to Penistone Hillsborough LLP.( A partnership linked to Jaguar Estates Limited who are a Ecclesfield Based property developer)
We have secured the use of the car park for the remainder of this season with the new owners.
Wednesdayite will be helping out this Sunday by providing car park facilities to Speedway fans.
Our chairman , Paul Holmes, was contacted by Andy Deakin of Sheffield Wednesday on Thursday afternoon to see if we could assist our local sporting neighbours, Sheffield Speedway, with the use of the Wednesdayite Car park on this Sunday (22nd March 2015).
On finding out that the event was a benefit event for ex-rider , Ricky Ashworth, who suffered life changing injuries and brain damage in a speedway crash in August 2013, Paul agreed with Ian Hunter , of Sheffield Window Centre and Sheffield Speedway that we would charge £3 for each car with the full proceeds going to Ricky's fund.
It would be great if this offer was matched by the owner of the Owlerton stadium car park as well, giving the days car park takings and boosting the funds .
UPdtae this raised £384 towards Ricky's funds and many who parked there were grateful to be able to contribute in this way,
Wednesdayite came to the rescue of local junior football club earlier this week and ensured the club could meet its fixtures this weekend.
On Wednesday 18th March The Star reported about the plight of the club and Wednesdayite acted promtly to offer immediate assistance and ensure Mosborough Fc could play its fixtures this weekend.
Last Saturday, Wednesdayite weclomed twenty guests associated with the Patrick O'Connell fund the match against Middlesborough.
Prior to the match a plethora of signed shirts which have been donated by various clubs/players to the fund where presented on the pitch.
A couple of exWednesday players are on the back row!
Wednesdayite have agreed to donate £1,000 to the fund to enable work to start on his unmarked grave and give one of our own former players a suitable resting place.
And you could both help the fund and bag a unique signed item
First up was a squad signed Barcelona Shirt this raised £500 for the fund, then we had a signed Italiian shirt from Andrea Pirlowhucb raised £128
Now we have two new auction items to helo the fund reach its target, a signed shirt from Paolo Maldini and a signed book from Samuel Eto
See below for pictures of the auction items