STONES COMPLETES THE TREBLE
FINAL FRIENDLY CONFIRMED, NEW THERAPIST APPOINTED AND SPONSORSHIP IS SECURED
IT HAS been a busy week for Wealdstone who have finalised their pre-season programme, appointed a new sports therapist and secured a three-year sponsorship deal.
Wealdstone’s pre-season friendly schedule has been finalised with a Cardiff City friendly confirmed.
A Cardiff City U23 side will travelling to The Vale for a pre-season friendly match on Tuesday July 31 (kick off 7.45pm).
The rest of Wealdstone’s pre-season schedule sees them travel to Bracknell Town on Saturday, before another away day on Tuesday July 10 to Marlow.
Wealdstone then have further away games against Swindon Supermarine on July 14 and then Flackwell Heath on July 16.
Their first home game will be against Maidenhead United on July 17, but they are back on the road on July 19 when they travel to Uxbridge.
Wealdstone then host National League promotion hopefuls Aldershot Town on July 21, followed by Staines Town away on July 24 and then, in their penultimate friendly, they host Bromley on July 28.
The Stones squad headed back to pre-season training on Monday evening at the Harefield Academy ahead of the new National League South campaign which kicks off on Saturday August 4. Meanwhile, the club have appointed a new sports therapist in Mark Povey, who previously worked at their National League South rivals Oxford City last season.
An experienced professional, Povey served in the British Army for 22 years with the Army Medical Services.
Owning his own sports rehab business, he has also worked with England Rugby and London Irish, demonstrating the ability to work at the highest level in terms of assessment, treatment and optimal recovery and prides himself on his flexible, approachable and friendly service, with his expertise in relieving muscular pain and dysfunction in the soft tissues of the body and rehabilitation.
The club has also announced a new three-year sponsorship deal with Wenzel’s the Bakers, who will be sponsoring the main stand at The Vale.
The deal will include a refurbishment of the main stand, that will be clad in the well-known Wenzel’s orange branding, as well as the installation of a new electronic scoreboard to be positioned opposite the main stand.
Roy Fitzgerald, executive director of Wealdstone, said: “I have known Peter for some years and know, like me, he has fond memories and a connection with the club during the Lower Mead days.
“I would like to welcome Wenzel’s as a major partner and we look forward to a long and successful partnership together. There have been many positive changes at Wealdstone FC and this sponsorship deal will see the Wenzel’s brand teaming up with us to join in our growing success.”
Chief executive Peter Wenzel said: “We’re very excited to be a part of Wealdstone Football Club, join its proud history and looking forward to building strong links with the club.
“There are many opportunities it can bring, both in raising awareness of the Wenzel’s brand and the community projects we’re involved in.”
New sports therapist Mark Povey and (right) the stand with the Wenszel’s sponsorship