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Captain leads by example

23 January 2013

Mat Mitchel-King does his bit for clear-up

Captain Mat Mitchel-King made time before training today to help AFC Wimbledon get tomorrow night’s Port Vale match on.

Mat (pictured) picked up a shovel and a brush this morning to join our dedicated team of volunteers in clearing snow from the pitch.

The centre-back was keen to do his bit to help Wimbledon beat the elements – and he was full of praise for the work put in by volunteers.

“I got the call yesterday to see if I could chip in, but I cannot do too much in case the game goes ahead,” he said. “It is great to see all the supporters out there clearing the pitch to try and get the game on – it sums up what this club is all about.”

Today will live long in the memory for one of our volunteers Julian Wootton. The 26-year-old Dons supporter is desperate to get the Port Vale game on because he is moving to America and it will be his last match for some time.

Julian, who is a project manager in the oil and gas industry, is about to relocate to Houston, Texas.

“I have supported Wimbledon all my life, but I am moving to Houston so tomorrow night will be my last game for a while if it’s on,” he said. “Not many clubs would be able to pull so many people in to help out. It is great that our first-team captain has come down to support, I have met him before and he is a good lad.”

It is not too late for supporters to turn up at the club today and help out if you have a spare hour or two later on. Though the club does have some tools, if volunteers can bring wheelbarrows or shovels then that will be appreciated. The club is providing refreshments and food, including soup, for volunteers.

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