Wealdstone F.C. Supporters Club are pleased to announce another venture to support the main club in securing their future by helping to try and raise £60,000 over the next six months. On the last day of the current Ryman League season, Saturday, 26th April, the Supporters Club are organising a sponsored walk to Hendon Football Club who we play that afternoon. The route will take in a number of the former grounds that Wealdstone Football Club have used before and since they were founded in 1899. The Supporters Club held its first sponsored walk in 1991 when over 80 supporters walked the 16 miles from Harrow to see an away game against Fisher Athletic in South East London, raising over £8,000. Later walks to Harrow Borough,Wingate & Finchley, Leyton Pennant and Boreham Wood were equally successful. We would hope that many supporters who are intending to attend our last game of the season at Hendon will participate in this fundraising walk.
The walk will begin at our former shrine, Lower Mead. Walkers are encouraged to meet at 9.30am to be ready to begin the walk at 10am latest. The walk is around 10 miles long in total and will divert past all of Wealdstone FC’s previous grounds over the last 100+ years. They are as follows (please see link to map for corresponding numbers):
– 1) Ferndale Terrace – home of The Oaks FC in 1887
– 2) Marlborough Hill – 1890
– 3) Greenhill Farm Ground (later to become Lower Mead) – 1890
– 4) Corner of Angel Road and Welldon Crescent – 1891
– 5) Harrow Athletic – 1895
– 6) Wealdstone Athletic – 1986
– 7a) Headcope Drive and Marlborough Hill – first home of present day Wealdstone FC – 1899
– 7b) Mr Hunt’s Field – temporarily in 1900
– 8) New College Farm – 1903 to 1905
– 9) Wealdstone Recreation Ground, home to Wealdstone Church Athletic – 1905 to 1908
– 10) New College Farm for reformation of Wealdstone FC in 1909
– 11) Belmont Road – 1911 to 1922
– 12) Smiths Farm – the site of Lower Mead – 1922 to 1991
We are encouraging as many people to walk as possible in quest to raise funds in our new venture as Grosvenor Vale. If 100 people took part and raised £100 each, that equates to a very healthy sum of £10,000 to the club. All you need to do is get a sponsorship form, get names and pledges and prepare yourself for the 10 miles. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Once the walk in complete, details will be circulated on how to pass the collected monies onto the club.