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12 June 2013

Dons fans show their colours all over the globe

Our picture gallery above shows that supporters have been spreading the Wimbledon story all over the world and one Dons fan certainly found himself at home across the Atlantic.


That’s because Wimbledon fan Andy, who refers to himself as “Devon Womble”, is pictured in our gallery next to a sign pointing towards Womble Street in America.


Andy said: “I recently joined my wife on an Archaeological excavation on Oak Island, near Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, and the address of the apartment organised for us by the organisation we were working for happened to be 700, Ocean Apartments, WOMBLE Street. Do Americans have a sense of humour? Maybe so!”


Since the official website requested your holiday snaps yesterday, we have already had an excellent response and a picture of Dons fan Matt Crompton at Camp Nou in Barcelona was one of the first to reach us.


The picture in our gallery of a Dons fan posing from a terrace with a Wimbledon flag is Jack Lonergan, who was on holiday in Nice, France. He said: “The look on my girlfriend's face when I asked her to go outside and take the photo was a better picture though!”


Also in our first selection of photographs is Tim and Nathalie Nicholls on their honeymoon in Egypt. Tim certainly wasted no time getting his wife to support the Dons after their marriage. He said: “The joke at our wedding reception was that as soon as I finished my groom’s speech I would sign off by saying ‘now you are a Nicholls you need a Wimbledon shirt to wear’ and the best man would present it and that’s what happened.”


The other picture in our six shows Steve Crowhurst with a Wimbledon flag in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China.


Steve joked: “As I started to unfold the flag in Tiananmen Square a number of ‘plain clothes’ people started to head towards me, but they must have been Wimbledon fans because as soon as they saw what it was they headed in a different direction. Still trying to push the AFC Wimbledon story to the Chinese, but a slow take-up so far!”


to send in your snaps.Your AFC Wimbledon  We will publish more of the pictures you have kindly sent in during the next couple of days and supporters can still send in their photographs by e-mail. Click on  

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