Sutton-born Marianne Spacey-Cale is an icon of the women’s game – and she has backed the Plough Lane Bond to get Wimbledon back where the club belongs.
Marianne was capped 91 times by England, scoring 28 times, during an illustrious playing career. She has been indicted into the national hall of fame and was awarded an MBE for her services to football in 2016.
As a member of the very first Wimbledon ladies side in 1990 and having played at Plough Lane before joining Arsenal in 1993, Marianne still has plenty of affection for The Dons.
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.
She wrote: “I have so many memories of playing at Plough Lane back in the day. Support AFC Wimbledon fans in their dream to secure a Plough Lane return. Show a little love.”
But the emotion of a move back to Plough Lane is not reserved just for Marianne. Striker Georgia Heasmen has her own unique connection. She said: “Having played for Wimbledon from the age of 15, it would mean so much to get us back to Plough Lane. My Mum was a season ticket holder there so it would mean even more on a personal note to get Wimbledon back where they belong and maybe one day get to play there myself!”
The picture above shows AFCW Ladies players Steph Mann, Rebecca Sargent and Elizabeth Berkeley backing the bond. They’ve been handing out leaflets to gain further support for a campaign that’s really gathering momentum.
AFC Wimbledon Ladies Manager Kevin Foster added: “It would be a dream to see the men get back at Plough Lane and the team to play back at their rightful home. Make sure you get behind the bond scheme and support the club in its local community.”
The Plough Land Bond offers annual returns of up to 4%. Minimum investment starts from £1k with loans running for five, ten and twenty-year terms. Your capital is at risk. Please see the website www.ploughlanebond.com for full terms and conditions and risk factors.