Wilnis' poses will be Ab Fab with ladies

FABIAN Wilnis is to get his kit off - as part of his testimonial year.The Dutch defender, who is 38 today, is producing a calendar for 2009, and some of the shots will feature the ex-Town player in some risqué poses.

Derek Davis

FABIAN Wilnis is to get his kit off - as part of his testimonial year.

The Dutch defender, who is 38 today, is producing a calendar for 2009, and some of the shots will feature the ex-Town player in some risqué poses.

“Yes, I will be exposing myself in some shots,” said Wilnis. “But there will be a football or whatever placed strategically. It will be one for the ladies!”

Wilnis has already posed for some of the 12 shots including one wearing rolling skates, adding: “I have always been a fan of rolling skating but because of my football I have not been able to participate. And I want to calendar to represent my personality.”

Wilnis' testimonial will be launched on Saturday, October 22 with a special fashion show at Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, with his highlight being a match against likely top Dutch opposition at Portman Road next July or August.

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Wilnis is planning to sign for Blue Square Premier League Grays Athletic and he is still a week or so away from fitness after damaging his knee.

There was a chance that he might take an ambassadorial role with Ipswich Town Community scheme working with young players, but he said that nothing had moved on although it could still happen.

But Wilnis will be looking to take some of Town's younger players to Grays. “It would be good experience for them and the younger ones would get used to the physical side of the game.

“I aim to do some coaching at Grays specialising on defence, and also passing on my experience.”

Wilnis hopes to go into coaching once his testimonial year is over.

“I have a great ten seasons with Ipswich Town, and I am now looking forward to another great ten years doing things that I want to do.”