The community spirit embedded in AFC Wimbledon since 2002 has shone brightly in the last 24 hours as those who played for the club in the years since reformation have flocked to back the Plough Lane Bond.
The Bond, which is administered and offered by the Dons Trust, is looking to raise £5m by 14 February to help cover the remaining costs of the move back to Plough Lane.
As to be expected Keith Ward, who scored for the Dons in their first competitive fixture away at Sandhurst in 2002, was among those first to rally to the call.
The tough-tackling defender said: “To see where the club has come from, behind the hay bales at Sandhurst, to where they are today is an unbelievable story. To go back to Plough Lane would be brilliant. And that’s why I’m backing the scheme.”
Simon Bassey, who was a fixture in those earlier days and went on to coach and even manage AFC Wimbledon, added: “I’m full of admiration for everything the fans are doing. You too can help. Let’s push our club home.”
But it isn’t just the players from those early AFC Wimbledon days that have rallied round to back the Bond. Jon Main, who was the club’s leading scorer when we won the Conference South, and was at Manchester when we gained promotion to the Football League, has also offered his full support.
He gave this rallying cry to fans of all colours: “You all know much this club means to me. Let’s all get behind the dream of returning to Plough Lane and support The Dons Trust to bring the club home! Let’s do this.”
Capital at Risk. For full details, terms & conditions visit the website. The bond is administrated & run by the Dons Trust.