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Former Dons centre-back to be special guest for Shrewsbury

Places available for pre-match hospitality with John

11 September 2019

Former Wimbledon defender John Shears will be joining us in pre-match hospitality for Saturday's match versus Shrewsbury.

A fine servant for Wimbledon in the late 1950s and early 60s, John left to join Sutton United - and he was then left with the thankless task of marking Eddie Reynolds at Wembley!

John, who grew up as a Wimbledon supporter and attended matches at Plough Lane, played for his hometown club, but then faced The Dons at Wembley in the FA Amateur Cup Final in 1963. Of course, Wimbledon triumphed 4-2 with Reynolds scoring all four goals with his head.

John is pictured above in the back row (third from left) in a Wimbledon team picture from the early 1960s. 

Join the former Dons defender on Saturday by booking a hopsitality place for Saturday. Ideal for marking a special occasion, entertaining business clients, or just treating friends and family, the AFC Wimbledon hospitality team will ensure you have a memorable matchday experience. Table service will be provided by our friendly staff available throughout the afternoon, as part of the hospitality package.

A hospitality booking includes the following:

  • Three-course meal
  • Team sheet and match programme
  • Sky Sports / BT Sport in HD on the big screen
  • Tea and coffee
  • Cash bar available with table service
  • Pre-match briefing from Wally Downes

Hospitality can be booked with or without a match ticket.

The following options are available if you want your hospitality package to include a ticket for the game:

Paul Strank Stand (seated) = £60

Chemflow End (standing) = £50

If you already have a season ticket, you can purchase just the pre-match hospitality without a match ticket for £30.

Visit our online ticket shop to make a booking. Alternatively, you can contact Pietro Palladino for further information by calling 020 8547 3336 or by e-mailing

We are proud to call Viticult Whisky & Wine our official match day hospitality partners. Visit for more information about their services.

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