Everyone at Wendron CC and wendron FC will be sad to learn of the death, on Sunday 24th June, of former vice chairman, Jack Prowse, aged 82.
Jack first joined Wendron in the 1990s, to help publish the club newsletter, the ‘Wendron Whirlwind’. He served as a member of the main committee for a number of years and was President of Football during one of the club’s most successful periods, taking great pleasure in playing host to officials and dignatories from visiting clubs.
But Jack will be most remembered for the hundreds of hours of dedicated service he gave to the preparation of pitches at Underlane. In all winds and weathers, he could be seen driving his ride-on mower across an already beautiful pitch in order to remove the millimetres of growth from the previous day, ensuring a perfect playing surface for Wendron’s footballers.
His efforts with the ground were recognised by others. In 2009 he won a Football Association national groundmanship award, presented by BBC football pundit, Mark Lawrenson. Sky Sports TV cameras and an appearance on Sky Sports news soon followed, enabling Jack to give a tongue-in-cheek interview that suggested the Wembley pitch might be improved if a flock of sheep were installed by the FA!
In 2011, Jack was very proud to have been made a vice president of the Cornwall County Football Association.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.
Next meeting is 7pm – 27th June 2012. Can all managers attend as we are approaching the Sharon Wood Tournament and need to finalize things
Well done and congratulations to all players who took part
Wendron are hosting the West Cornwall Motor Show on the 1st July 2012. This event is one of the fundraising events for the club and helps to keep the club going and growing with better facilities and events. Please can parents of players in the youth section help out at the following times. This will be a great help to the club.
U8/7 – 11.30 On the Gate
U9 – 3.00-4.30 On the gate
U10 – 1.30 -300 On the Gate
U11 – 4.30 -6.00 After the Helston tournament, where both U11 teams are taking part, can parents on the way how stop by at Wendron and help clear up and assist in restoring the club site.
U12 – 10.30 -12 Alligators, 12 -1.30 Crocs
U13 – 9.30 – 11.00 Helping park the Classic Cars and Bikes on the Cricket Pitch
U14 -9.00 – 10.30 On the Gate and setting up site
U15 -9.00 – 10.30 On the Gate and setting up site
NOW POSTPONED TO 22nd MAY
Not on 15th May anymore
Please come along to the Youth AGM. All parents of children in the Wendron Youth section are invited. We need to know your views and ideas.
Its at this meeting things like subscriptions and future plans are discussed.
A new Secretary and Chairman will also be elected as the present holders are standing down after many years work.
Next meeting will be 20th April 7.00pm
All managers to attend.
Club trophies will be handed out
Cornwall FA – U13 Boys County Cup
Semi Final Stage
Congratulations on reaching the semi final of the competition.
The date and venue for your fixture have now been confirmed as follows:-
Penzance AFC Youth v Wendron United Youth
Tuesday 17th April 2012
St Ives Town Football Club
The game will kick off at 6.30pm and will be 35 minutes each way with extra time and penalties if required. Teams are requested to arrive at the ground at 5.30pm so that we will be able to brief teams on the match protocol and to give the teams plenty of time to warm up and enjoy the occasion.
The 2012 Annual Sharron Wood Tournament details are now out – click on this link to go to the page with further details