Meet the WCFCST Board – if you’d like to be more involved in the Supporters Trust please contact any of the Board members. We can usually be found at City games, so please, introduce yourself to us, we are always glad to talk with supporters about what we are doing.
|David Wood||Chairman||I am a Company Director and Projects Manager for an industrial control systems and engineering company based in Worcester with international interests. My key role as Trust Chairman is to oversee the Trust activities including active roles in the new community facility design and planning along with fund raising and liaison with the football club board of directors. I have a passionate belief that the club should change to fan ownership to survive and come back home to the City of Worcester||
|Julian Pugh||Vice Chairman||
I’ve supported City for almost 40 years. I spent many years as the club’s programme editor and was co-author of the Official History of Worcester City FC, published in 2003. I am currently the Club Historian and am always glad to hear from former players or their families.
In the 80s I was an active member of the Supporters Club Committee and I’m grateful to more recently have this opportunity to work with other dedicated supporters on the Trust Board to ensure that our club has a future.
I have spent the whole of my working life in local government, currently with Worcester City Council in Democratic and Electoral Services
Having supported City as a kid I was shocked to see the state the club had fallen into when I came back to watching them again a few years back- that’s what made me want to join the Supporters’ Trust.
Fan Ownership of the club is vital if we want to survive and this is now my main aim as a trust member. If you want to know why it is so important feel free to speak to me anytime or drop me an email. Keep the faith!
|Mike Davis||WCFC Supporter Director||Mike is retired businessman who has been very active in the local Worcestershire community all of his life. Mike has been the Supporters Trust representative on the Club board providing a vital role in liaising between Club and Trust matters. Mike stepped down from the Club Board during the summer. Mike is a keen gardener and his horticultural tips can often be found in match day programmes.||Contact Mike|
|Rich Widdowson||Director|| Rich has been actively involved behind the scenes since joining the old Vice Presidents Club 1998, he was previously Supporters Club Chairman for a few years in the 1990’s.
He has been an active fundraiser since then, introducing The Harry Knowles Lounge in 2004 which was run profitably for five seasons. Amongst other events, he organised 13 years of the Big Match, 10 End Of Season Presentation Nights and a host of other events including organising the Sports Zone for the Worcester Show.
He spent three years on the Club Board where amongst many jobs including Sponsorship Director he ran the Club Website and introduced the online shop turning over £90,000 and dispatching 1800 orders in just over two years. He also set up Worcester City FC TV which has had over 1.5Million youtube views missing just 10 games out of the last 200. The free service has enabled the Club to gain a World Wide audience and put many players into the spotlight. He was responsible for the final two years of the Social Club at St Georges Lane bringing in a local license which saw its only profit in the last 20 years immediately putting a halt on the losses it had previously made. Rich is fully committed to Community Ownership and has forged many good links locally whilst Community Director for the Club. He also represents the Trust & Club on the Friends of Perdiswell Group & one of the Group who has worked on a new ground at Perdiswell since 2012
I was born in a small village called Tedstone Wafre near Bromyard, Herefordshire but my parents moved to Worcester before I was 2 years old so it as inevitable I would become a City fan.
Having a football mad dad and 2 brothers who followed The City, as soon as I was old enough they grudgingly took me to my first game and I was hooked and football became a major part of my life.I went to The Girls Grammar School and Worcester Tech before starting work in the public library service. Highlights of my career include making David Prowse (Darth Vadar) a cuppa, taking Kevin Turvey (Rick Mayall )to the toilet, having close encounters with 2 of the resident Redditch Library ghosts, passing my HNC In Public Administration in 1992 and being runner up in the prestigious PLEYA Awards in 2000.
As well as being a City fan, I am also a volunteer for the Club. At St George’s Lane, I was a turnstile operator, organised a Race Night to raise money for Club,I became “goal spotter” for Tony and Barbara (sorry can’t remember their surname) , helped The Captain in the PA box, volunteered at Beer Festivals and other close season events. When we relocated to Aggborough , I shared match day announcing with Niels, worked on the front desk meeting and greeting visiting teams players and officials , have served refreshments in the Board Room when they have been short staffed, have sold FA Cup tickets in the Aggborough Suite, posted out tickets ordered on the Internet, marshalled coaches to The Ricoh Arena, Coventry and Scunthorpe United. I organised marshalls, fans, drivers and coaches for our FA Cup match At Sheffield United earlier in his season when Mike Davis was on holiday.
I was elected to the Supporters Club Board in 2014, take and circulate minutes of all Trust Board Meetings and have recently taken over the role of Membership Secretary from Niels. So if you care about the future of the Club, join The Supporters Trust. To ensure the future of Worcester City FC, two things need to happen. Firstly we must become a Fans’ owned club and secondly we need our own ground in Worcester. My preferred option and that of the majority of our fans is to build our new ground at Perdiswell. The clock is ticking ………
A qualified FA Coach, Bosko is well known in the local grassroots junior football scene having set up and established Leigh & Bransford Badgers FC as one of the more popular FA Charter Standard Community Clubs in the area. A local lad, Bosko has been involved in the game for many years, and spent several seasons back in the early 80’s and again in the early 90’s playing for the reserve teams at Worcester City FC. He has been a regular supporter of the Blue Dragons since the 70’s and reckons that City’s more recent 2-1 win over Coventry City in the FA Cup is his most memorable City game with perhaps, Steve Crompton, being his favourite all time City player. More recently, Bosko has been helping out at home games with programmes sales, 50/50 draw ticket sales, as well as assisting behind the scenes with match day mascots and ball boys from time to time. At the FC United of Manchester game, Bosko was instrumental in ensuring that some 537 youngsters, coaches, and parents from local grassroots clubs attended the match in support of the WCFCST’s Perdiswell Park Project, that helped swell the league gate to a best ever, 2135, during our time at Aggborough.
For a living, Bosko has worked for the County Council’s Education Service since leaving school and latterly his role as a Capital Accommodation Officer has seen him involved in many school building projects that include new schools, classrooms, sports centres, and 3G floodlit pitches across the county. He has extensive experience in working in partnership with other Councils and Agencies in ensuring that projects come to fruition for the benefit of the local schools and communities. Bosko believes that we can’t sit around waiting for a ‘big money’ benefactor to show up and blow away our troubles, so City need to act now to ensure survival. He is convinced that by becoming a community own club, this is the best way to achieve this
Kevin has worked for a business in Malvern as and Administrator, Marketing Manager and IT Manager since leaving school 13 years ago, specialising in Quality, Environmental, IT Security, H&S and many more International Standard Management Systems. He became a club steward around 12 years ago, and after a shift in staff undertook his Level 4 NVQ in Spectator Safety Management and took over the clubs Safety Officer role around 6 years ago.
Kevin is in charge of Matchday Safety and as well as his matchday duties, attends regular meetings with the local Safety Advisory Group.
Recently Kevin has been heavily involved in the Groundshare moves to both Aggborough and the Victoria Ground, this including many meetings, documentation and other items that required action to help obtain Ground Grading approval.
Furthermore he is part of the group who got the Perdiswell bid underway and continues to believe that Perdiswell is the perfect site for our clubs new home, Kevin has written an Event Management Plan which will form part of the Trusts final Planning Application. He also fully supports the move to a Supporter Owned club.
I am a carpenter and joiner by trade; was self employed before working for some of the biggest house building companies in the country – Tarmac Homes, Wilcon Homes before joining Taylor Woodrow as a member of the customer care team dealing directly with complaints from new home owners.
I became a Worcester City fan late in life. After major surgery on both my legs which didn’t go according to the surgeons’ plans, I was left severely disabled with my confidence at rock bottom. Until l went to my first to a game at SGL 5 years ago and was overwhelmed by the kindness shown to me by the fans who looked after me and have continued to do so ever since. Watching the City had been
I have helped at our Beer Festivals, sold programmes at Liverpool Legends game, our last ever game at SGL, sold coach tickets for our FA cup games atvCoventry and Scunthorpe games and stewarded coaches for the Coventry and the Sheffield United games.
I have been the “face” of Supporters Trust in the Aggborough Suite for the last 3 seasons at Kidderminster. I man the Supporters trust table with my daughter Jess, answering fans queries, selling programme and half time drawer tickets, signing up and renewing trust memberships, handing out information on The Gold Bond and taking renewals for season tickets. I look forward to continuing in my role when we move to Bromsgrove Sporting next season
In my opinion, the only way the club will survive is if we become a fans owned like FCUM and bring the Club back to Worcester, preferably at Perdiswell.
|Ken Johnson||Director||I was born in Worcester and brought up in the St Johns area of Worcester
I am a resident of Beechwood Park (Blanquettes Estate) in the Perdiswell area of Worcester with my partner Rosamaria (Rosa).My background is in the Retail Meat Industry/Supermarket Management sector after leaving Christopher Whitehead Boys School.I then joined H.M.Prison Service in 1978 serving at HM Prison Birmingham (Winson Green) for 15 years rising on promotion in the uniform ranks to Senior Officer and promoted again to Principal Officer on transfer to HM Prison Gloucester serving for 10.5 years including a term as Governor Grade 5 in the last 2 years, I retired from the service after 25.5 years in 2003 and now run my own business to present day in the Direct Selling Industry.I am proud to be a Worcester City Football Club Supporter & Supporters Trust Member (My late Father was also an avid City Supporter for many years (man & boy).
Having recently been nominated and voted on to the WCFC Supporters Trust Board by trust members at the recent AGM on 27th April 2016, I consider I have the necessary integrity, commitment and enthusiasm for the position of Trust Board Director and to be effective member of the Board willing to commit the required time and effort involved, working to support my fellow Board Directors.What can I offer to the Supporters Trust?
I am used to working as part of a “T.E.A.M. (Together Everyone Achieves More) but also have the willingness to speak my mind which I often did in my Prison Service Management Roles.
Also to listen to the opinions of others, and will try to make a positive contribution to advance WCFC Supporters Trust/Worcester City FC.
Making myself available where I can by assisting at events, matches and local community activity to raise the profile of the WCFC Supporters Trust in the City of Worcester and beyond, particularly to help raise additional income(s), which would allow the Trust to achieve further goals, in pursuit of getting the Stadium built at Perdiswell to get Worcester City Football Club back HOME in Worcester.