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London, 28 March, 2012 – In a dream move for non-league side Wembley FC, the club is today announcing that legendary football manager Terry Venables is to become its new Technical Advisor.
The appointment follows the club’s new sponsorship deal with Budweiser announced last week and comes as part of an ambitious bid for Wembley FC to exceed all expectations and go as far as they can in next season’s FA Cup.
Ex-England manager Terry Venables is no stranger to The FA Cup having won the trophy with Tottenham Hotspur, both as a player in 1967 and as manager in 1991. He has been appointed Technical Advisor of non-league Wembley FC to mentor the team’s manager Ian Bates.
Terry Venables comments,
“Managing, coaching and teaching football has been an essential part of my life for over 30 years. This opportunity to share my knowledge of decades with an eager group of players and coaches was too important to turn down. If they are willing to learn, I am willing to teach. Grassroots football is essential for the lifeblood of the professional game and if I can leave Wembley FC in a better position than I found it then it will be a job well done. It is early days but the signs are encouraging.”
With an impressive CV that has seen ‘El Tel’ manage at the highest level, Budweiser and Wembley FC are convinced he is the right man to help guide the team to success in the 2012/13 season. Speaking at his first club meeting this week, the new Technical Advisor added that he’s as hungry as ever to win and take the club forward.
Wembley FC’s motto, A Posse Ad Esse, ‘From Possibility to Reality’, echoes the club’s ambitions and manager Ian Bates is optimistic about the squad’s prospects for the season saying,
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Wembley FC. To have a football legend like Terry Venables mentor not just me, but the whole club is a dream come true. I believe that our passion combined with his expertise will propel the club to new levels. Terry’s arrival has brought extra magic to this already fantastic experience for the club and we’re looking forward to the journey.”
Iain Newell, Budweiser’s UK Marketing Director, added:
“We believe that the best way to champion The FA Cup is to celebrate its uniqueness from the grassroots up helping to create unexpected moments and real anticipation for what may come. We’re pleased to be able to support Wembley FC as they strive to achieve their dreams and we think their story will really resonate with FA Cup fans regardless of which team they support.”
To stay in touch with Wembley FC and their progress with Budweiser follow them on Twitter @WembleyFC
For more information, images and to request an interview please contact the Budweiser press office at Mischief PR on 020 3128 6600 or email [email protected]
Notes to Editors
About Budweiser’s association with football
Budweiser and its parent company Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has a vast heritage in football including partnerships with the FIFA World Cup, the Copa América, a number of local leagues, tournaments across the world and, of course, The FA Cup.
About Wembley FC
Wembley FC was formed in 1946 and are part of the Combined Counties League playing their home games at Vale Farm – famously the training ground of England’s 1966 World Cup winning team.