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Extra Dons heroes added to guest list for stadium event

Star names from different Dons eras to attend on Wednesday

25 March 2024

Club News

Extra Dons heroes added to guest list for stadium event

Star names from different Dons eras to attend on Wednesday

25 March 2024

We’re delighted to add to the guest list for our special celebration on Wednesday night - and there’s still time for you to join us.

To celebrate the longest-running front of shirt partnership in English football between AFC Wimbledon and Sports Interactive, we’ll also be displaying every home shirt since the Club reformed, spanning the 21 years-plus since we teamed up with the makers of Football Manager. 

We've added key members of the squad from our 2016 play-off triumph to the list with Lyle Taylor and Paul Robinson, plus we'll be joined by players from Wimbledon's Premier League era - Jason Euell and Damien Francis.

So far, the following Dons personalities have confirmed their attendance: Dickie Guy, Damien Francis, Terry Brown, Danny Kedwell, Jon Main, Simon Bassey, Ben Judge, Mickey Haswell, Callum Kennedy, Mark Robinson, Paul Robinson, Jason Euell, James Shea, Dannie Bulman, Lyle Taylor, Joe Pigott, Johnnie Jackson and Jake Reeves.

Supporters are invited to join us for an event hosted by presenter Aaron Paul.

Simply fill out the form by clicking on the link below.

Special Fundraising Night

Doors open at 6.30 pm, with the event running from 7 pm until 9 pm. You must be on the guest list to attend (by filling in the survey above) and it will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a bar open and an opportunity to purchase food, so plenty of incentive to make a night of it at our stadium!

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More about the fundraising event and shirt takeover for the Harrogate game

Proceeds from the special fundraising night will be donated to War Child and AFC Wimbledon Foundation. The evening will feature special addresses from Ivor Heller, one of AFC Wimbledon's founder members, and Sports Interactive Studio Director Miles Jacobson, plus there will be a number of presentations.

In addition, the studio and club have also agreed a shirt takeover. War Child, a longstanding charity partner of Sports Interactive who receive a percentage of every copy of Football Manager sold, will come in as sleeve sponsors for a special one-off kit with an iconic design.

The shirt will be worn on Friday 29 March against Harrogate Town and supporters will have an opportunity to win the shirt through a charity raffle on the night. This will be signed by our current first-team squad, with the raffle winner getting their hands on a historic shirt. There will be plenty of other fantastic prizes up for grabs in the raffle.

The shirts worn on Good Friday will be auctioned through the Match Worn Shirt platform and all the money raised from those sales, as well as during the fundraising event, will go to War Child and the AFC Wimbledon Foundation.

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War Child is a fantastic charity with a cause that the Club is proud to support – raising funds for children affected by conflict.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We are honoured to be included in this celebration of AFC Wimbledon and Sports Interactive’s 21-year partnership. Sports Interactive and their incredible Football Manager series of games have helped to raise a very significant amount of money and awareness for War Child’s work supporting children in conflict zones around the world. We are extremely grateful to be included in this moment and we would like to extend our thanks to Miles and everyone at Sports Interactive and AFC Wimbledon.”

The Club would like to thank Qualco and Rose Capital Partners for donating their advertising on our shirts for such a fantastic cause.


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