Committee

We have a number of open positions on the committee.  If members are interested in joining the committee please drop the chair an email at chair@weardownsouth.com.  We’re always happy for fresh ideas!

Matt having a sup

Matthew Woolston – Acting Chair – chair@weardownsouth.com

Matthew is currently acting chair whilst Helen Wright is taking a break from the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

Hells

Helen Wright – Previous Chair – chair@weardownsouth.com

Helen joined the branch in 2007 when she moved from New York to London.  Before that, Helen was a member of the Alec Hall Branch, Scotland, so she’s no stranger to supporting Sunderland around the globe and travelling miles to see them get beat.  Helen’s first match was against Charlton in 1992 when she jumped on the Cup Final Bandwagon and has been suffering ever since.  She’s married to a Coventry fan, and doesn’t talk about Jimmy Hill in the house. Helen is currently taking a break from the committee and Matthew Woolston is acting chair.

IanIan Todd – Membership Secretary – membership@weardownsouth.com

In 1967 Ian raided the membership list (no Data Protection legislation then!) at the Sunderland Supporters’ Association office and wrote to all those with Home Counties addresses inviting them to a meeting in a Church Hall near West Ham’s ground before an away game there. The meeting was attended by a football club Director who asked Ian to form the London Branch. The rest, they say, is history!. Ian chaired the Branch until 1984 but has remained on the Committee ever since. As well as dealing with memberships, Ian liaises with the club on SAFC Ladies matters.

Since 1975 Ian has represented the Association at national supporter organisation meetings and is currently a member of the National Council of the Football Supporters’ Federation. Though he has no proof (or memory of the game!) he believes his first visit to Roker Park was on 24th May 1947 and has recently completed his hat-trick of 0-8 defeats.

Richie

Richie Cockton – Branch Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aidan Oct 13

Aidan Daly – Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa

Teresa Wilkinson – Sales Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy McIntosh

Andy McIntosh – Social Secretary & Branch disciplinary officer, apparently

 

 

 

 

 

 


Andrew Jordan – Sports Captain – sports@weardownsouth.com

 

 

 

 

Swinney

Paul Swinney – Merchandising Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Eileen

Eileen Sproates – Newsletter Editor – newsletter@weardownsouth.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sam Andrews – Website Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

Mick Owens