In June 2002 a group of fans decided to build something that had been taken away from them, a new football club that would replace one that had been the first modern franchise in English football. Kris Stewart, Marc Jones and Trevor Williams met in the Fox and Grapes pub on Wimbledon common to set out their plan to give the borough back a football team.
After many years of climbing the leagues, from the Combined Counties to finally reaching the Football League, AFC Wimbledon will now play in the third tier of English Football after what has been an astonishing rise. On Monday, exactly 14 years to the day since they were formed, AFC triumphed 2-0 over Plymouth Argyle at Wembley in front of over 50 thousand people with a thoroughly well deserved win after seeing off Accrington Stanley in the play-off semi final.
Fan ownership is obviously something that the PST Board are now well experienced in and can appreciate the hard work and dedication the Staff and Fans of AFC have put in to reach this amazing new chapter in their relatively short story.
Ashley Brown said "This amazing story shows what can be achieved by dedicated fans. Our congratulations go out to Ivor Heller, Erik Samuelson and the the others who have worked hard for the AFC Wimbledon cause over the last 14 years."
"We wish them every luck for next season and hope to emulate their rise up the league next season."
The PST Board