Anthem Press’ roots lie in Wimbledon, South West London. It and the recently launched Thames River Press are imprints of Wimbledon Publishing Company Limited. The Sood family behind the company are active members of the local community and are supporters of Wimbledon Bookfest and the local football team, AFC Wimbledon.
The team has experienced phenomenal success since it was formed in 2002 as a reaction to Wimbledon F.C.’s relocation up north in Milton Keynes (Buckinghamshire) and its subsequent name change to the Milton Keynes Dons. Many in the Wimbledon community opposed the move and recanted their support, feeling that the new club no longer represented them, their legacy or their traditions. As a result, they decided to form their own club – AFC Wimbledon. In the few short years since, the “phoenix club” has managed to climb its way up from the ninth tier in 2002 to the fourth tier (Level Two) in 2011.
On the 1st of December, the possible grudge match – AFC Wimbledon vs MK Dons – will finally take place and Anthem Press would like to take this opportunity to wish the Wombles the best of luck!