Adam delays honeymoon to play in Vase tie

Adam and Gemma Wilson
Adam and Gemma Wilson

By Emily Anderson

“COUNT me in boss!” says Adam Wilson, the Brighouse Town player who married between Christmas and New Year and arranged his honeymoon around the FA Vase fixtures.

“My wife Gemma didn’t know I had done this, but I guess she will now,” joked Adam.

The couple, who married in front of 95 guests on December 29 at the Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds, followed by an evening reception for a further 50 guests, fly out to Thailand towards the end of January.

“We looked at going straight after the wedding, but if we waited a couple more weeks there was a massive price drop so it made sense to go a little later,” added Adam.

“When I had worked out when the FA Vase fixtures would be I realised I could still get the game in before I went on honeymoon.”.

The 24-year-old is a labourer for a construction company and was born in Reading when, at the age of one, his dad Robert was signed for Huddersfield Town and the family relocated to Huddersfield.

Brought up in Shelley, Adam attended the local high school and with a family interest in football, he began playing aged eight at Emley.

At the age of 12, he signed for the U13s at Huddersfield Town’s Academy. When he was released he went on to play at Guiseley for one season before signing at Kirkburton, which is where he met his current manager, Paul Quinn, who he also played for at the Irish Centre.

“When Paul took over at Brighouse it was a no-brainer for me to go and play there when he asked,” said Adam. “I like his methods and I knew a lot of the lads who he had also brought in.”

Wife Gemma, 29, who works for St Ledger Homes as an Events Organiser, met Adam when his construction company were carrying out work at her place of employment.

The couple have a little boy called Tommy who will be two in February.

Adam proposed at Christmas in 2010 at the couple’s home and Gemma chose a winter wedding hoping for snow.

Being massive Lionel Richie fans the couple, along with around 20 friends, attended his concert in October in Manchester and this had to be brought into the wedding.

“All the tables were named after Lionel Richie songs and we had our first dance to ‘My Destiny’.

“ I am also a Fulham fan but Gemma said no chance to any of that creeping into the wedding,” laughed Adam.

“I’m enjoying playing my first full season at Town and playing for the club, We are all working together well and aiming for the same thing,” he concluded.