The Combined Counties Football League
Published 28th March 2012
....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 Wembley FC to mentor the team's manager Ian Bates.
Venables said: "Managing, coaching and teaching football has been an essential part of my life for over thirty 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 Venables 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."