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Olympic winner to visit us

20 August 2012

Gold medalist Sophie to attend Dagenham match

AFC Wimbledon are delighted to announce that Olympic gold medal winner Sophie Hosking will be our special guest for the Dagenham & Redbridge match.

Sophie, who earned Olympic 2012 glory after teaming up with Katherine Copeland in the Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls rowing final, will be back at the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday, September 1.

Gold medalist Sophie, who is an AFC Wimbledon supporter and even painted her fingernails blue and yellow in the final at Eton Dorney, will be treated to our matchday carvery. Sophie will then be presented to the crowd at 2.45pm, before watching us take on the Daggers as the club’s guest of honour. Supporters will have another chance to see Sophie, along with her gold medal, when she takes part in our man of the match celebrations (5.30pm approximately).

Sophie, a former pupil at Kingston Grammar School, played for Wimbledon Ladies FC when she was a teenager.

“We have known Sophie for many years and followed her progress closely in her attempts to win an Olympic gold medal. Everyone at the club was delighted when she won a gold medal and we are very privileged to have Sophie as our guest of honour for the Dagenham match.” AFC Wimbledon Commercial Director, Ivor Heller, said:

.exclusive matchday hospitality . There is also an exclusive matchday package, subject to availability, which gives you access to the Presidents Lounge and the Directors’ box (£70 per person). Please contact our commercial department on 020 8547 3336 or e-mail us by clicking on matchday hospitalityWe have places left for the matchday carvery (£25 per person) before the Dagenham match and supporters can also book for a hospitality package (£45 per person and including a match ticket). Book online by clicking on

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