All tickets have been snapped up for Wimbledon’s all-important final home game of 2018/19.
The Dons take on Wycombe Wanderers at the Cherry Red Records Stadium with an opportunity to take a step closer to safety and this match is a sell-out.
With it being our final home game of the season, there’s plenty going on, including our Player of the Year awards, and below is a summary of match arrangements:
These will be open from 12 noon with a wide variety of drinks available. Outside the Your Golf Travel Bar will be two pop-up bars (weather permitting) serving the following: Wimbledon Pale Ale, Wimbledon Gold Lager, Budweiser, and Stella Artois. Real ales in the Your Golf Travel Bar will be as follows: Plough Lane Ale, Wimbledon Copper Leaf, and Wimbledon Windmill Spring Ale. Plough Lane Ale, Wimbledon Common, and Wimbledon Windmill Spring Ale will be served in the back bar.
For access to the bars, tickets will be checked before the game, at half-time, and after the match. Unfortunately, we are unable to welcome Wycombe supporters into the bar areas. There will also be ticket checks for all supporters at the top of Jack Goodchild Way (entrance to the ground). Please have your tickets ready for inspection.
Player of the Year awards
The Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year award ceremony will take place in the Your Golf Travel Bar after the game against Wycombe Wanderers.
Following the usual Man of the Match presentation at 5.30 pm, Ivor Heller will announce the winners of this year’s Player of the Year Awards. The Junior Dons award will be presented before the game at around 2.45 pm, but the rest of the awards will be presented in the YGT Bar after the game.
The following awards will be presented after the game:
- The WISA Allen Batsford Player of the Year
- The Natalie Callow Memorial Trophy for Young Player of the Year
- AFC Wimbledon Academy Player of the Year
- WDON Player of the Year
There’s an interesting interview in Saturday’s edition with a player who played for both clubs – Dannie Bulman. Of course, Dannie played a key part in our promotion to League One in 2016, but long before that he started his professional career at Wycombe after being plucked from non league. Look out in Saturday’s programme for a four-page spread on the recent Volunteers’ Away Day, plus all the usual features and news.
Danny’s half-time challenge
Danny Wiggins is gearing up for a Chemflow End goal challenge at our final home match of the season this weekend – and he’s over halfway to reaching his fundraising target!
Danny, who is an adult with learning disabilities, will take on Paul Strank and Ivor Heller at the Wycombe game. All three will run from the halfway line with a ball each and the winner will be the one who scores against Colin Dipple, who will be guarding his goal at the Chemflow End in front of thousands of Dons fans.
Funds raised from the challenge will be donated to a fantastic local charity – The Paul Strank Charitable Trust – who raise money for many important local causes. Danny, who attends Leyton Road Centre (formerly known as High Path), is aiming to raise £1,000 for charity and you can make a donation by visiting his JustGiving page.
Danny, who is a regular at AFC Wimbledon home matches, has been busy practising with the Dons first team squad and can’t wait to get out on the pitch in front of our fans!
Dons Trust Kiosk
Anna Kingsley and Mark Davis will be available to talk to at the kiosk. You can also join the Trust or renew your membership at the kiosk, sign up to the Dons Draw (our regular monthly lottery), or donate loose change, foreign currency or items for AFCbay (our online auction).
Put yourself in with a chance to win the £100 first prize by buying a Golden Goal ticket tomorrow! Tickets cost just £1, so look out for our Golden Goal sellers around the stadium before the game.
Wimbledon supporters can tomorrow buy tickets for the final game of the season at Bradford City. You can buy before the game and for a short time afterwards. Places on the supporters’ coach can also be booked, subject to demand. One supporters' coach is fully booked, but we are now taking bookings for a second coach. This will leave from opposite South Wimbledon tube station at 10.00 am and from the Cherry Red Records Stadium at 10.30 am. The price is £25.