Just back from the racenight which took place tonight at the Club. As always a good evening with Ryan Ashe in particular cleaning up with a succession of winning bets.
Well done to the Supporter’s Club, and in particular Dave and Jez Albert and Hillsy for organising a good evening and new committee members Adam Edwards, Mark Barton and Mark Randall for getting the new club shop ready. It is just a shame that we couldn’t see it open during the afternoon.
It is really good to see the Supporters Club getting their act together at present, and together with their new committee members I hope we are going to see this renaissance continue to gather pace. I’ve asked them to be in a position to donate a large sum at the beginning of next season so they will need to stay active to make that a reality.
The incessant rain today meant that we lost the opportunity to go ahead with a number of things that were planned, including free entry for kids, an initiative that backed up our recent tie up with Ruislip High School.
Dennis was all set to get more raffle books out and sold for our Grand New Year’s Draw, some hardy souls were due to work on the drainage ditch and as mentioned before the Supporters Club were opening their new shop. Fingers crossed the next home league game goes ahead against Harrow – but there is a lot of water to be drained.
Most of all we would have hoped for another three points to continue our recent progress. The players, together with some of the reserves, were able to play on an all weather pitch at Hillingdon this afternoon but I know they were also frustrated about not getting the chance to play a proper game. It also means Hicksy and James Gray remain suspended.
Anyway a good night, and also good to see a Wealdstone Juniors Christmas party going on in the main hall meaning that whilst it might still have been raining outside, inside the Social Club was busy and (hopefully) taking plenty of money behind the bar.