About John Waldron
My first introduction to the sport was in the late 1940’s when, as a compositor apprentice at a factory adjacent to Stamford Bridge, I was despatched by journeymen to place bets on dogs running in the afternoon meetings, whilst they distracted the departmental overseer.
I came into ownership in 1986 when, as a patron of Wimbledon for many years, I decided that it would add extra interest to have a runner or two whilst dining there. I joined the WGOA shortly thereafter and have been actively associated with it since.
Interested in the financial structure of the sport and its politics, I realised the importance of the contribution that greyhound owners make – without which the structure as we know it would cease to exist.
Formerly a member of the BGRB board, I currently serve as secretary of the FBGOA and its offshoot the influential Chairman’s Joint Committee. I am also a member of the GBGB race cards audit committee.