Testimonials 

 

Some of our recent testimonials.

 

 

Hi Ryan/Jane (and the rest of the team at Woking including the referees) the guys at Bracknell Town have asked me to pass on their thanks for the brilliantly well run and hugely enjoyable Tournament you guys put on today and what a great spirit the games were played in as well. We really had a good time and would love to be invited back.Thanks again to all involved. John Waterton (BTWFC Treasurer)

 

Hi Ryan, a quick email to thank you personally for organising today's tournament. You did a splendid job, a message that many of the teams echo'd. Well done and thank you. Ian Clarke

 

Hi Ryan, on behalf of the Uxbridge Amblers Walking fc thank you for organising an excellent tournament today. The atmosphere and sportsmanship was outstanding throughout and with all your efforts Walking football was the winner today. Mick Geraghty

 

Dear Jane and your team, congratulations on another excellent community delivery in your Walking Football Tournament. Woking continue to set the standard in so many ways and it was a privilege to join you. Thank you also for the Present and for Shirley-Ann's flowers. It was such a joy for me to see her get something!! Keep going. Brian Lee (Chairman of the Football Conference)

 

'We just want to say a huge thank you for Mackenzie's party on Saturday - please could you pass on our thanks to Ryan and the team. Mackenzie and his friends had a truly amazing day and were made to feel very special and welcome. Ryan and the team were fantastic and made the day one that the children won't forget for a very long time.' Sarah & Brian Russell

 

'Firstly I would just like to say a huge thank you for organising a great party for Andrew last Saturday. He and his friends had a brilliant time in spite of the extreme cold. In fact, it was such a good experience that my oldest son wants to do exactly the same thing for his 11th birthday' Sam Kassir

 

' I am writing to thank you for your support for Woking Mind's 35th birthday celebration at the HG Wells Centre in Woking on the 25th October 2014. This was very much appreciated and contributed to the overall success of the event. In all, 130 people joined us. The grand total of £8.040 raised will help Woking mind to kick start ambitious plans in 2015, allowing us to develop our mental health awareness training programmes for more schools and businesses in the Woking area. We will also offer further skills-enhancing sessions to our members, such as our very recent and successful art and photography course. Thank you once again for your support!' Pauline Rogers,(Woking Mind Chairman)

 

'Thank you for inviting me (and my Cards mate Ken Exworth) to the Annual Christmas lunch on Tuesday. The meal was excellent and the entertainment was first class, the new longe was the perfect setting for the event. Most of all we would like to thank you and 'the girls' for your kindness and hospitality, Woking FC really is a family friendly club. Regular fans know of some of the tasks you all take on behind the scenes on their behalf we offer our appreciation. With best wishes for a Happy Christmas and a prosperous, peaceful (and points winning) New Year.' (Laurie Graveling) 

 

Surrey Eagles team members, who attended the fantastic day out at the assault course, would like to thank you for all the hard work in arranging this day. They all enjoyed it immensely and, as Pat said ‘I haven’t enjoyed myself so much in years. Barbara Hare (Community Support, Early Intervention in Psychosis, Epsom)

 

I now look forward to the future, it brings friends together. The team building has changed everyone’s lives in different ways. Also keeps players out of trouble and keeps us fit & healthy. Aza (Woking Minders)

 

"At the beginning of this season we were looking at having to disband our manager had left us we had zero funds and a huge debt to pay the local leisure centre that we played in. With the help of Jane and all those from surrey community league we are now being managed by me and two others with massive support from the league we have a new ground and sponsor and a really positive outlook. The courses that are provided are a fantastic way of getting the team together and discussing healthy eating and first aid etc and it’s also allowed people to move on in the game into different areas that they maybe thought were simply not available to them as a lot of people we play with have very minimal amounts of money and so for these fantastic courses to be layed on for free is a really brilliant idea. The motivational talk and the mock level one course went down really well with our team to the extent that two members of our team that at the beginning of last season didnt even want to play in league games now want to go forward to do their real level one coaching courses. We are a close team that simply enjoy the playing of football and thanks to the league we are able to do that without fear of segregation humiliation or simply "being left on the bench". It gives those like myself the oppertunity to get out there meet new people work on our fitness and intergrate with other people from around the surrey area who in other circumstances would simply have no outlet. I myself would never of thought that i would have had the courage or capability to run a team but with all the fantastic support that we recieve it makes you feel that you can achieve anything. Mandi (Co-Manager Rushmoor Community Foresters FC)

 

 Football is my life, my passion and becoming homeless I lost the will power to do anything. Being introduced to Woking Mind has made my life introducing me to a great bunch of people as well as a new way of life. The new career path I have found and qualifications I have achieved I owe a lot of thanks to football for opening doors and giving me a fresh start in life. Nick Harvey- Woking Minders. The healthy lifestyle has made a massive change in my life. It has helped me lose 3 stones in weight and now eat much healthier. David Taylor’s motivational talk has helped me think about not what happened, what done is done and it is time to think ahead and now I have become a better thinker going forward. I have been appointed to the committee and captain of Woking Minders. Every morning I go for a run at 6.30am, which without the help of Jane Spong and Janie Cottle help I wouldn’t have dreamed of being in the position I am now in.  Calvin Brown (Woking Minders)

 

By joining the football team and having it available to me I have had the opportunity to meet new people and boost my confidence. It has also helped me feel better in myself by keeping fit. The support I have had has helped me get through some really difficult times and my life. The ability to have something to look forward to when I find out we have games coming up. The football has been a big part of my life and benefited my anger management. Vicky Harvey

 

It was brilliant and worth the pain and bruises just minor it was nice to see such in couragement and team work from all, think this has brought all teams closer together and to see a other side to people and get to no them better other than on a football pitch was a brilliant day something I will remember for a while as will never get a opportunity to do something like that again and with such great people it just goes to shows does not matter what are disability are  its the taking part having fun  and doing are best and it showed that day  just to see the smiles at the end also we can’t thank jane and ryan and the others for putting a great day together for us it was BRILIANT THANK YOU. Julia (Manager Rushmoor Community Foresters FC)

 

“The assault course day was brilliant as you could I loved it ,I can’t stop couldn’t stop talking about it, and have asked the guys for feedback did receive a text off Mark.Thank you for today it was brilliant, I can’t stop smiling. I think this says a lot and very simple, I would like to thank yourself and ryan and for arranging this event and all the hard you put in running the league. It is much appreciated by me and all the team. Andrew Ray (Guildford Mind)

 

'I appreciate attending the Wednesday Walking Football sessions at the Spectrum. The sessions are great for teaching and improving our skill levels, as well as being fun to participate in. It's really good the way you at Woking Football Club and Richard Jefferies at Age UK Surrey work together, to run sessions' Roy Atkinson, (Walking Footballer)

 

'I,am writing to say a big thank you for our lovely day. Thank you for taking us for a tour around Woking Football Club (WFC) I really enjoyed the games we played especially the curling'  Lucy, (St Bedes pupil)

 

'We would sincerely like to thank you and your Community Team for all the on going support, time, kindness and patience you have given 'Our Residents at Kingsleigh Care Home'. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for you and I feel that the benefit of the tuesday morning exercises to our residents' has been outstanding, you and your coaches have provided our residents' with not only something to look forward to on a weekly basis but stimulation, confidence to 'have a go', improve co-ordination and circulation and of course lots of fun with exercise' Emma Meredith, (Kingsleigh Care, Deputy Manager)

 

'I am writing on behalf of Goldsworth Park Rangers FC to say thank you very much to you and everyone at Woking Football in the Community for the recent joint club day. All of the children had a great time taking penalties against KC Kat on Saturday morning and loved being able to get their photos taken with him'  Simon Barron, (Goldsworth Park Rangers FC)

 

' I wanted to say a massive thank you for all of your support this year. You are a truly valued partner.' Alice Broissand, (The Challenge Network)

 

' I am just writing to say how much I enjoy the Age UK Walking Football sessions in Guildford each Wednesday morning. The young coaches supplied by Woking Football Club have been superb; they make every coaching session challenging, relevant and varied but above all, they make it fun. In particular I must mention Ryan, who is a real asset to Woking FC, in my opinion. There is so much bad press about young people and yet here is a shining example of a young man who is prepared to share his expertise and passion with a squad of players who have seen better days' Derrick O'Byrne, (Walking Footballer)

 

'Thank you so much for having James & Will on work experience at Woking Football Club and supporting Wishmore Cross Academy. I know both Will and James gained a lot of confidence and understanding of dealing with the many different types of people you support in your activity programme' Tina Aston, (Workplacement Co-ordinator) 

 

' Thank you for healthy eating. Your advice really helped me out! Now I don't even go near Coke, even though it used to be my favourite drink' Zayn, (St Bedes pupil)

 

' I would once again like to say a huge thank you for the great work your team is doing in the community. On Friday I was luck enough to be taken to Camberley theatre with some residents of Kingsleigh Care Home. As my mother who is one of those residents has dementia and sadly doesn't remember much of recent times it was a joy to see her and others singing along to the songs of the show. Your team work so hard making a difference to so many people in the community on a regular basis. Not only on outings but each week they brighten up the day of the residents when they are at Kingsleigh to do their exercises. I would like to congratulate the club and the team on doing such a fantastic job.' Janet Mitchell

 

'Dear Ms Spong, Thank you very much for giving Molly Kavanagh the opportunity of Work Experience with your organisation last week from 7-11 July 2014. The feedback we recieved from Molly and the link staff who contacted or visited you has been very positive. Please convey our thanks and appreciation to everyone involved with this programme and we hope that they also feel it was a positive experience.' Theresa Newman (Christ's College Guildford, Work Experience Co-ordinator)

 

'I am writing to you on behalf of the Frends of St Dunstan's School (formerly the PTA) to thank you for running the 'beat the goalkeeper' sessions at our Summer Fair and for your very generous donation of a family ticket, which you gave as a raffle prize' Kate Sharkey (St Dunstan's)

 

'Thank you so much for my week of work experience at Woking FC. The week I have spent with you all had been most helpful and given me an insight of what qualites I need to become a sports coach' Doug Barnes

 

'I am writing to thank you for allocating me with a work experience placement. I thoroughly enjoyed my week. I learnt that even primary school children will do their best to get out of doing sport. The week really helped me learn how to communicate with young children. It has also helped me to understand how valued you are to the community. Walking Football was one of my highlights. I would certainly like to do something like this in the future' Molly Kavanagh