A Scottish soccer membership named after an English membership greater than 300 miles away is celebrating 25 years of elevating eyebrows with their “extraordinary” moniker.
Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers, of Lanarkshire, selected their title after a co-founder spoke with a adolescence officer at their near-namesake in Dollars.
The verdict used to be additionally influenced through the new invention of the around the world internet, which matched their initials.
The membership president stated they incessantly get requested “the place does the title from?”.
The Caledonian League Premier Department novice membership has 18 groups encompassing boys, women and males’s soccer, with about 300 gamers.
Its well-known former gamers contains Scotland world Stephen O’Donnell and Inverness Caledonian Thistle striker James Keatings.
President Alex Richardson stated the membership got here into being within the aftermath of the closure of the Ravenscraig Steelworks in within reach Motherwell in 1992, and the founding team determined to “do one thing sure for the realm”.
One of the most co-founder’s brothers went to university in Wishaw with a person referred to as Jim Melvin, a adolescence building officer at Wycombe Wanderers in England, who had been then a non-league workforce.
Mr Richardson stated: “After talking with Jim, the men determined to make use of Wishaw Wycombe Wanderers as their title, and naturally the abbreviation of WWW used to be additionally fairly related since the around the world internet hadn’t lengthy been invented.”
And Mr Richardson, who has been concerned with the membership for twenty years, stated he appears out for his or her English opposite numbers’ effects.
However he added “it will be nice to get some tighter ties with Wycombe Wanderers”.
On the weekend, Pete Couhig, a part of the brand new control construction on the Buckinghamshire membership, shall be travelling to Scotland for his or her namesakes’ sport handy over a signed blouse.
A spokesman stated: “Wycombe Wanderers are extremely joyful to have such an affiliation with a membership virtually 400 miles away, and are overjoyed to look them have fun their 25th anniversary.
“We can proceed to practice their development with a willing eye and want them each and every luck for the remainder of the season and past.”