The Early Years
Paul Strank’s support for Wimbledon FC started way back in 1961 where as a ten year old pupil of all saints C of E Primary School he played in the school’s football team, the school gave every team player a free pass to watch a game and from that moment Paul was hooked and Wimbledon FC gained a lifelong fan. He followed them through the southern league and through to the premiership league and was even present at the FA cup final in 1988 where to Paul’s delight they won!
The Formation of AFC Wimbledon
In 2002 Paul was left devastated like many of the other fans when Wimbledon FC went to Milton Keynes, but thanks to Ivor Heller, Trevor Williams and Marc Jones, AFC Wimbledon was born on the 27th May 2002. Paul has carried on following his team as they have gone from strength to strength.
Paul first became a sponsor of AFC Wimbledon back in 2006 and has never looked back. Paul’s support has played a big part in the success of AFC Wimbledon over the last few seasons and in Summer 2008, in one of the club’s biggest ever sponsorship agreements, the main stand at Kingsmeadow Stadium was renamed the Paul Strank Stand,which to this day has been one of Pauls most gratifying moments in his life.
Paul has sponsored many games over this time including the game held on the 13th April 2008 at the new Wembley Stadium where AFC Wimbledon Played Corinthian Casuals.
Over the years Paul has become very well known for his constant and uplifting contributions to the community and wants to help where ever he can, because of this solid commitment and dedication to both the community and the club Paul Strank roofing in association with AFC Wimbledon come together whenever they can to raise money and public awareness for charity’s or organisations such as BBC’s Children in Need, and closer to home like the AFC Wimbledon Academy.