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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.”

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New sports ther­a­pist Mark Povey and (right) the stand with the Wen­szel’s spon­sor­ship

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