Wimbledon underground Press
Yes, that's right, guestbook. Not a forum. Nothing of that elegant threading things required right here, thankyou. We enjoy it plus it suits our purpose.
Back in the mists period the guestbook of the Weird And Wonderful World website had been instrumental in mobilising Wimbledon fans through the formation of AFC Wimbledon. For many years both before and after that it absolutely was the area for followers, officials and people alike to dip inside and out and carry on with to date with every thing happening, both reality and rumour. However, it ended up being much more than a football forum, it was a cyber-pub where people could spend time and chat about something that took their particular fancy (except cricket and politics).
Showing up home one autumn evening in 2005 to get that W&WW had boarded up its house windows and locked its doors, after a flurry of emails consented it was also valuable a reference to allow die, the WUP coding team (aka Bert) jumped into activity and also by the termination of an extended night an upgraded had been unleashed on an expectant general public.
Within a few days the Old Centrals Repository, because's formally known, had a unique feel pinned straight down plus the search for a host capable of dealing lasting because of the traffic and strength at a reasonable cost was started. For differing reasons, often concerning decreasing prices and increasing reliability, we're now on our fourth server together with code is re-written many times.
The guestbook is the sum of its components. On our part we attempt to keep carefully the cyber-pub ethos live. Moderation is held to at least. Fans of (most) various other groups are encouraged to participate in. Apart from pornographic, racist, homophobic, libellous, illegal or needlessly unpleasant or provocative opinions we make an effort to let things flow. Which means it is right down to the punters generate their particular outlines of conversation, as well as other individuals to either ignore all of them or interact.
In Which The Money Originates From
Your pockets, the bottom line is.
The primary resources of income tend to be sales of fanzine and the limited edition tees that appear when the inspiration takes united states.
The guestbook additionally is designed to make a little gain means of charging for elegant dan tags and begging for contributions.
WUP co-ordinated the 2009/10 Sponsored Goals task, which, if everybody who pledged coughed up might have raised in excess of £1700.
Any other method we could think of raising funds can also be considered.
Where The Money Goes
Speed Cage - influenced by Fleydon, WUP stumped up for an expansive rate cage for usage at community events (£2300) Around (£66) ended up being recently donated to facilitate the purchase of a sturdy sack barrow to simply help volunteers transport this bulky item at club occasions without doing themselves a mischief.
Sock Sponsorship - WUP is proud to sponsor the away clothes of Jason past and Jim Fenlon. (£40)
Young Player of the season Trophy - In conjunction with the Callow household, WUP annually sponsors the presentation associated with the Natalie Callow Memorial Trophy for AFCW Teenage Player of the season, as voted for by our visitors
Women Team - WUP has provided training system for the team in past times and sponsored their particular pre-season tour in Holland. WUP has usually sponsored a Ladies player and provided various other monetary support occasionally. For period 2011-12, we sponsored the complete Ladies staff, when it comes to princely sum of: (£250)
Family Fun Day - WUP has sponsored the AFCW Family Fun Day on a number of events
Followers Team - WUP funded the initial kit for Supporters baseball staff
Charity Support - WUP donated to "Walking on World Cup Leukaemia Fund" (£100), The FC Utd developing Fund (£500) and moderate charity contributions.
Bail-Out - WUP produced an official match programme for Fisher Athletic for their match with AFCW, when Fisher were unable to accomplish unique. Half of the revenue (£250) ended up being donated to Fisher.
Moral Support - WUP went to the development meeting for AFC Telford United in 2004 and gave well-received support