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Behind-the-scenes with Neal

6 December 2013

Part one of a typical day at the training ground

Members of AFC Wimbledon’s Blue and Yellow Club enjoyed a tour of facilities at the training ground earlier this week and with no first-team game on Saturday we decided it was good timing to go behind-the-scenes with Neal Ardley.

 . Part two of this video will appear over the weekend.Your AFC WimbledonA video of the day, including a presentation from Neal Ardley, training ground footage, and interviews with members is now available on YouTube by clicking on  

Wimbledon’s Blue and Yellow club provided a vital boost to the playing budget during last season’s relegation battle with funds raised enabling Neal Ardley to pay a fee for Harry Pell in January.

Formed last summer by Iain McNay and the late Martin Fielding, supporters gain exclusive behind-the-scenes access in return for a fee of £1,000 per annum.

 Last season, there was also a memorable dinner and tour of the House of Lords, hosted by Baroness Margaret McDonagh and Lord Nick Stern, which included fascinating stories from their lives, and ex-Wimbledon FC CEO David Barnard was also in attendance.

This season, members have already enjoyed a dinner with the AFC Wimbledon management, offering an insight into their plans for this season, and Tuesday’s tour of the training ground.

The Blue membership package (for supporters who attend matches regularly) provides the following:

A pass to the President's lounge for home matches 1.

Two tickets for the end of season dinner 2.

Dinner with the management team and club CEO twice a season (for the cost of the meal) 3.

Access to reserved table(s) for the Blue and Yellow Club in pre-match hospitality before home matches (for the cost of the meal) 4.

Invitation to the occasional Wimbledon celebrity dinner each season (again for the cost of the meal) 5.

Subscription to the ‘Wombles Down Under’ magazine, which is published every six weeks. 6.

The benefits of the Yellow membership (for those who don't attend matches regularly) are as follows:

1. VIP treatment for you and a guest at two home games a season. This would include a special welcome from the CEO, The Dons Trust Chairman and the manager, a pre-match hospitality, access to the President's Lounge and seats in the Directors’ box. If you can't make two home games but can get to one or two away games we will do our best to arrange a similar package for you there.

2. A tour of the training ground and opportunity to meet the players

3. Dinner with the Football management team and club CEO twice a season (for the cost of the meal). If you cannot make these events then we can arrange one scheduled telephone briefing each season with the CEO and manager.

4. Invitation to the occasional Wimbledon celebrity dinner each season (again for the cost of the meal)

5. Subscription to the ‘Wombles Down Under’ magazine, which is published every six weeks.

The overall idea is to give members unique benefits that have low direct costs to the football club so that membership fees can go as far as possible towards the playing budget.

 .Blue & Yellow ClubIf you would like to join or want more information, then please e-mail Iain McNay by clicking on 


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