Calling all UTS footballers!

Exile @ 3:00 am Friday 19 November 2010

UTS has been asked if we can raise a team to play a friendly match in London on Sunday 12 December (kick-off time TBA).

The proposed game is against the Wanderers Football Club – a revival of the 19th century public school team that famously won the FA Cup five times back in eighteen hundred and something. Obviously it’s not the original players, but the team has been revived as a charity club supporting UNICEF.

If we can get 11 players for a team (preferably a couple more!) then it’s game on, but time is of the essence! Register your interest on the messageboard where there’s a thread here!

You could make a weekend in the capital, watching us choke (against) Charlton one day, having an evening out on the town, then playing a friendly on the Sunday before coming back to reality. If you don’t fancy watching Walsall, then you could come down for the day by train, or maybe organise a minibus posse.

As an extra carrot, there’s probably going to be a TV crew there doing a piece on the club. Wanderers are internationally famous and the Japanese have picked up on this – they do enjoy their idiosyncracies – so you can show your footballing skills off to an international audience*. Find out more about The Original Wanderers by visiting their official website, linked here.

All ways round, it’s not something UTS does often, so there’s no obligation for any long term commitment, just an opportunity to be part of a big day out and maybe a slice of history. Over to you.

*TV crew may not be there


Reminder: Charity Match this Sunday!

Exile @ 8:21 pm Tuesday 20 October 2009

Don’t forget the Walsall old crusties take on an All-Star Supporters team this Sunday to raise funds for Walsall Hospice.

Where: Rushall Olympic Ground, Dales Lane
When: Sunday 1.00pm kick-off
How much: Just £2 to watch the greatest spectacle this side of Sunday tea.

There’ll be a fund-raising raffle as well, prizes kindly donated by fellow fans for this special occasion so bring along some more cash to throw into the pot. Special mentions to prize donors when I find out who they all are, but firstly I know Asps, former site sponsor with IC Shipping (great freight forwarding service) has been involved. Thanks Ian!

Rumours that the Supporters side are having to play in a Wolves strip are untrue.

Walsall Old Boys v Walsall Supporters All-Stars Charity Match

Exile @ 8:21 pm Wednesday 07 October 2009

On Sunday 25 October a team of Walsall Old Boys, managed by Chris ‘Stepover’ Marsh, will take on a team made up of Walsall supporters, organised by the Walsall Supporters Trust.

The match is scheduled to kick off at 1.00pm at the Rushall Olympic ground in Dales Lane, Rushall.

All players are donating £10 as a playing fee for the game, and spectators can pay on the gate; just £2 entry (accompanied juniors free) to watch what will surely be a passionate and committed spectacle as two confident teams face off against each other, one handicapped by being rank amateurs, the other by age.

All proceeds are going to the Walsall Hospice Appeal, the club’s preferred charity, so if you want to donate more as you enter, please feel free to do so.

The Trust are also hoping to organise a raffle, so any assistance with prizes – offers of goods or services both welcome – can email Dean from UTS at

Please, if you’ve got no plans for that day, turn up, make some noise, have fun and help raise money for a Walsall Hospice!

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