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Monday's Members Meeting

Monday evening saw the latest WST members meeting take place at the Centenary Club with special guests Akil Wright and Jordan Maguire – Drew.

Akil and Jordan

Jordan described his career to date and that he has been associated with Brighton and Hove Albion since he was eight years old. His loan spells began at Worthing aged 17 where he scored 8 goals in 6 games and played in the play off final. He had a very productive season with Dagenham and Redbridge (under John Still) and recalled playing in a victory over Wrexham on TV.  Jordan described further loan spells at Lincoln (playing very wide to feed crosses for Green and Rhead) and then to Coventry making his debut v Stoke City and being a substitute in their successful play off final.

Akil started out with Ilkeston aged 15 (after a spell at Sheffield Utd) a club which produced several players who have gone onto the Football League. He recalled being signed by Graham Alexander for Fleetwood in League 1 and although he learned a lot, he “regretted rushing into it”. Having scored 3 goals in four games on loan at Fylde he was then loaned to Barrow who finished 7th that season by “playing to their strengths and bullying teams”. Back at Fleetwood he played in a pre-season game against Liverpool (facing Sadio Mané – “a class act”) before joining Wrexham on loan. Having played 30 games, he was injured before Christmas and struggled to get back into the side. He was quick to accept the offer of a permanent deal though and Dean Keates’ departure was a “big surprise” but the disappointing finish to the season was “down to the players not performing”. Akil said that the strength of the current squad was “very good” illustrated by the fact that having been named National League player of the month he found himself on the bench for the next game! Akil said that “all that matters is winning” and that this squad “has goals all over the place”…we don’t fear anyone we think we are the best”.

Jordan said he just wanted to play “every minute of every game” and agreed “straightaway” to join Wrexham actually appearing in the team photo before signing on, He “trained on the Friday and played at Dover the next day”. He said that Wrexham was “a minimum League 1 club”. He was “gutted” not to start against Ebbsfleet but was told he’d be brought on for the last 20 minutes “to win us the game!”. He said that there was great competition for places and “everyone was pushing each other on”.

The meeting thanked both players for giving their time to speak to Trust members.

Questions of the Board

The second half of the meeting consisted of questions and answers with members of the Trust Board. Present were Peter Jones, John Mills, Brian Phillips, Spencer Harris, Gavin Jones, Mark Williams, Mark Jones, Stephen Lloyd, newly co-opted board member Rob Stock and independent secretary Alan Fox. Apologies were received from Mike Lewis, Simon Rhodes, Bryan Still, Richard Ulrich and Sarah Smith-Howard.

Concerts

Dave Palmer asked about concerts for next year. Board member Gavin Jones said that their contact who assists with this (a Wrexham fan himself) is currently speaking with three promotors. There was nothing concrete to report yet but the challenge for us was finding the right acts available within the “four-week window” at the end of the season.

Danny Ward

Robert Crumb asked about the monies due following the transfer of Danny Ward from Liverpool to Leicester. Board member Mark Williams said the monies would be paid in instalments although the total would have to be recorded in the accounts for the first year. The board were considering various options including how best to off set corporation tax by investing throughout the club.

Stadium

Aled Hughes asked about turnstiles and problems in the University End. Mark said there were 6 open in the MRS, 6 in the Yale for home fans and 4 in the University end. There had been some bottle necks there recently and the club were planning to address these at the Havant and Waterlooville match. He said it would help, especially at mid-week games, if supporters entered the ground earlier, he was noticing a last-minute rush to enter the ground.

Don Pearce asked about the lower tier of the University Stand. Mark said that having improved the food kiosk, the club can open the lower tier – it would need an extra six stewards- if needs be. Its ready when we need it. Gavin Jones said that investment was needed on the stadium including for example replacing panels. The lease was a fully repairing lease.

Board member Spencer Harris reminded members of the Strategy 2021 mentioned at the AGM. The club will be considering various green projects e.g. water harvesting, solar energy and, once costed, will decide which to proceed with. The board commented that the purchase of the land behind the Kop by the University was “generally a good thing” and the Club continued to have a good relationship with them.

John Edwards asked about any help from the Welsh Government or FAW. Spencer said he was “hopeful” that we can get assistance to redevelop the stadium and that being owned by a community benefit society was helpful. There was nothing definite to report. Stephen Parrott asked about the National League board. Spencer said that clubs voted representatives onto the board with each board member representing a cluster of clubs. We were not represented on that board.

Supporters Direct

Stephen also asked about the AGM of Supporters Direct. Independent Secretary Alan Fox said he had attended the AGM in London at which member Trusts voted narrowly to merge Supporters Direct with the Football Supporters Federation. In his opinion the Trusts at Premier League clubs and others higher up the pyramid were the drivers of the merger. “Their concerns and issues were different from ours”. We had voted against the proposal (as recommended by the Supporters Direct board who were against the idea). It remained to be seen how the new organisation would develop and how the interests of community owned clubs would be reflected.

Management and backroom team

Asked about the performance of the manager and backroom team, Spencer said they “had a first-rate way of working” and that the manager was “very respectful of the football club and the ownership model”. The level of professionalism “had gone up a notch”. We are “delighted” with our start to the season given we have “a new backroom staff, new midfield and new strike force”.

Asked about the number of loan players, Spencer said they had the maximum number of long-term loan players (Burgess is not a long term loanee).

John Edwards asked about the Chief Scout. Spencer said that Luke Fogerty now led a network of scouts across the country so that we would have each opponent watched at least twice using a recently developed report format. As well as watching opponents, their job was to help compile a “position chart” so we had targets in each position matching our KPIs. It would help “narrow down” the search for new players. There was a cost but “not a king’s ransom”. Luke had helped us in the summer. An illustration was the Lainton penalty save at Dover based on information received. All National League games are recorded and loaded onto the Scout 7 system.

WST Chair Peter Jones informed members about an invitation to the board to speak to the Hartlepool Trust.

Disabled Platform

Peter gave an update about the club’s position concerning the second platform for wheelchair users as set out in the recent members email. The club’s plan is to create a new covered raised platform viewing area platform viewing area linking the University End and the BKoncepts Stand. They saw this as the best option in the next phase of our development of disabled facilities. This had been explained at the trust board meeting of 25 July when officials of the disabled supporter’s association and Kerry Evans, the disabled liaison officer, met with the WST board and football club board member Phil Salmon who is leading on this. Although the club recognised that this was not a “perfect” solution it was, in their eyes, the quickest and best way of improving facilities. The perceived benefits of this scheme were set out in the members e mail and on the trust website http://wst.org.uk/www3/index.php/component/k2/item/5348-membership-update-disabled-platform

DSA co chairman Andy Pierce and some others present expressed disappointment at the members e mail as DSA members were not supportive of the plans and wanted the club to explore other options. They advocated placing the platform in the lower tier of the University stand and criticised the clubs plan as not being inclusive as it placed disabled fans away from their fellow supporters.

After a lengthy discussion it was agreed that the sub group involving Phil Salmon, board member Mike Lewis and DSA representatives and the DLO needed to meet soon to examine the detail and to work together to achieve the best outcome as soon as possible.

Celebrity Chase

Board member Mark Jones reminded members of the forthcoming Celebrity Chase with Shaun Wallace. Shaun (ITV's The Chase's Dark Destroyer) will be hosting the evening and acting as the quiz master. Teams, with a maximum number of 5 team members, will compete against each other to win a cup, a cash prize and other great prizes. The winning team will then compete against Shaun to increase their prize fund. The event will take place on Friday 28 September at The Railway Club, Brewery Place, Wrexham LL13 7LU and quizzing will begin at 7:30pm.

The meeting ended at 21:40

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Wrexham AFC Youth Department chosen as beneficiaries tomorrow V Ebbsfleet

WAFC YouthTomorrow’s collection at the game will be towards our own Wrexham AFC Youth Department run under the guidance of Dan Nolan. You will see the kids who are the bright future of the game around the ground from 1:45pm until 2:45pm when they will need to go inside to take up their duties as our ball boys so please give generously!

It’s a good cause to support

Why? Because we are producing talented young footballers and talented young people. In the last 12 months 4 of our players have gone on to represent Wales and numerous others have joined the regional development squads. The hard work of the staff also is recognised by other clubs with 5 players transferring to Premier League Clubs in the last year alone! In the last couple of weeks the latest player off the conveyor belt Doug Tharme made his full first team debut helping the team to a clean sheet against Aldershot Town.

Head of Youth Dan Nolan said “I’d like to thank everyone who makes a donation tomorrow in advance. Our youth section currently runs 8 age groups teams from aged 9 through to 16's. If successful, the young players go on to represent Wrexham AFC youth team in the EFL Youth Alliance. As a department our 9-16's games programme has already visited Manchester United FC, Liverpool FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC with a trip to Derby County FC and games home and away against Stoke City FC before September finishes.

All of this is invaluable for the players in their development both as footballers and young men. Every penny raised will help the continuation of our department so we can continue to produce players for our first team and beyond whilst remaining the foundation of this fantastic, community focused club.”

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Membership Update – Disabled Platform

wafc1864Wrexham AFC is committed to improving and extending the facilities available to our disabled supporters and over the summer, members of Wrexham Supporters Trust Board and the Wrexham AFC Operational Board met with DSA representatives and the club’s Disability Liaison Officer to share our plans for creating an additional Disabled Access Platform as soon as possible. 

We are now in a position to provide more detail of how we intend to achieve this important objective which has been under consideration for some time.

What is our plan?

Our plan is to create a new covered raised platform viewing area platform viewing area linking the University End and the BKoncepts Stand. We see this as the best option in the next phase of our development of disabled facilities as:

1.       This is the solution that we can progress quickest and provide additional higher-level viewing with cover from the elements for wheelchair users and their carers

2.       It allows for both home and away supporters to use the new facilities and doesn’t limit its usage

3.       It will not require lift equipment with the subsequent ongoing maintenance and possible point of failure and therefore has the benefit of reducing the costs involved

4.       There are catering facilities already available in that area, and, with adaptions to the already existing block, disabled toilet facilities in-situ and ready to go

5.       It will have the benefits of increasing the capacity of the stadium without being required to remove seats

6.       Utilising this area for the new platform will mean that we will be able (subject to health and safety regulation compliance) to keep the away sections in the upper and lower BKoncepts Stand during the construction phase. Alternative plans may have resulted in closing the entire away sections for a number of home matches, and subsequent relocation of both home and away fans or waiting until the next close season

7.      Ultimately, as previously communicated, we are working towards a position where we don’t have to move our supporters out of the GUS Stand when we have larger away followings (looking to future seasons, and our return to League football, this could happen on a more regular basis), and this option helps us with that aim

 We are of course aware that our way forward is different from the original proposal from some disabled supporters and their continuing work in this vital area is much appreciated. That proposal was for a platform situated within the BKoncepts stand.

How did we arrive at our preferred plan?

We evaluated and carefully considered the two options on the table taking into consideration how we provide the best facilities we can for all fans and how we continue our journey as an inclusive club rooted in its community to arrive at that conclusion.

As well as the benefits (1 to 7) outlined above our plan addresses some of the challenges and concerns the other option presented, these included:

  • It would require the removal of 104 seats from the lower Mold End of the stand and due to the potential to create interference with the line of sight for the remaining higher tier seating, reducing the upper tier capacity above this number
  • It would also result in the removal of the current in situ catering facility which serves the lower tier. This would mean we possibly could not use any of the seats in that area, including the proposed platform as the two areas, upper and lower tier, are separate units for both security and health and safety purposes, with separate facilities. This could result in a loss of over 450 seats whether the platform was in use or not

We all want to see improved facilities for all our supporters and, taking all considerations into account, we believe that a new covered raised platform viewing linking the University End and the BKoncepts stand is the best option for the next phase our disabled facilities and is one which is achievable without significant delay.

 Phil Salmon, Wrexham Football Club Director is responsible for leading this project, working with all parties to make this happen as soon as possible subject to planning and compliance with health and safety regulations. We committed to work together to ensure we continue to improve facilities and the experience for disabled supporters and with this in mind we have agreed with the DSA to form a working group going forward which can complement the excellent work underway by the Disabled Liaison Officer at the club. As with any development of this sort it is important to point out that any proposal will require planning ratification through the local authority and we will keep everyone updated as plans progress, we hope, rapidly.

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WST Members Meeting *UPDATE*

wstmediumWrexham Supporters Trust are holding a members meeting on Monday 17th September at the Centenary Club at 7.30pm.

All members are welcome to attend and both new and lapsed members can join on the night.

As well as the usual business meeting with both Trust and Football Club board members, when members are welcome to question the boards.

However, the meeting will begin with an interview with two first team players who will be announced nearer the time.

*Jordan Maguire Drew and Akil Wright will be our guests this evening*

We look forward to your attendance.

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Junior Dragons' Away Day To Chesterfield

The Junior and Youth Dragons are running a special away trip to Chesterfield for our league game on Saturday, 27th October, kick off 3pm.

Guiseley Group ShotA specially designated coach has been booked with space for 25 Junior and Youth Dragons and accompanying adults. Tickets for this coach are only being sold as a combined adult and Junior Dragon ticket, at the reduced price of £22. These tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis and are only available on our designated coach. Tickets can be booked either in person at the club shop or by phoning 01978 891 864. When booking, please ensure that you have your Junior Dragon membership card with you and to inform the club shop staff that you wish to travel on the Junior Dragon coach or you will be booked on the standard away travel coaches.

The Junior Dragons coach will be departing from the car park outside the club shop. This is to avoid any confusion with the standard away travel coaches which will be departing from outside the Turf Hotel as usual. Please aim to arrive at 10:15am so that we can leave at 10:30am prompt. Please also note that if you are travelling by car to the ground you will not be able to park in the car park outside the club shop as this will already be full.

As an extra incentive for travelling on our coach, one lucky Junior Dragon member will be chosen to lead the team out on the pitch at the start of the game as an away mascot. If your child would like to be entered in our free raffle to become mascot, which will be drawn during the coach journey, they simply need to wear a Wrexham shirt and to travel on our coach!

Please remember that admission to the stadium is not included in the price of your coach ticket and match tickets will need to be purchased upon arrival. Junior Dragon volunteers will be stewarding the coach and will be available to escort you to and from the coach to the stadium. However, please remember that you are responsible for supervising your child for the duration of the trip, both on the coach and during the game. Inside the stadium you are free to choose to sit where you like in the away stand. Following the game, the coach will return straight back to Wrexham.

Finally, please remember that alcohol is strictly prohibited on all trips run by the Away Travel Club. It is also an offence under law and punishable by a fine of up to £3,000. Club Members and Junior Dragons are protected by our away travel insurance policy. In the event that the match is postponed whilst travelling or abandoned you will receive free transport to the rearranged game or a refund on the price of your coach ticket if you cannot make the rearranged game.

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Celebrity Chase with Shaun Wallace

quiz 2Wrexham Supporters Trust are pleased to announce this great event for those who love to quiz.

Shaun (ITV's The Chase's Dark Destroyer) will be hosting the evening and acting as the quiz master.
Teams, with a maximum number of 5 team members, will compete against each other to win a cup, a cash prize and other great prizes. The winning team will then compete against Shaun to increase their prize fund.

The event will take place at The Railway Club, Brewery Place, Wrexham LL13 7LU and quizzing will begin at 7:30pm.

Early indications are that people will need to book their teams in soon by contacting us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure their team can compete.

Entry is £50 per team and, as previously stated, a maximum number of 5 team members are allowed.

Don't miss the chance to take on one of the best quizzers in the UK.

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Bromley Director for the Day

Our Directors for the Day for the Bromley game were Sarah and Ian Millington.

Bromley DftD 2018Sarah was the winning member and she advised that on finding out she would be coming into the Board Room for the game there was only one person she could bring along, her dad Ian.

Supporters Trust Director Mark Jones commented that it was a real pleasure hosting Sarah and Ian. Both are long time season ticket holders and have followed the Reds for many years. Sarah is mum to one of (if not 'The') youngest season ticket holder, little Tyler, who was a mere 11 weeks old when he got his first season ticket for this season.

Sarah and Ian enjoyed their day and those present in the Board Room enjoyed their company for the game.

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Club Membership Benefits

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As a Wrexham AFC Club Member, you are entitled to a range of benefits, the list below shows you some of the great benefits our members are entitled to. This list will be updated with new benefits as and when they become available.

  • A part-owner of the third oldest professional football club in the world
  • £30.00 discount off the price of a season ticket
  • £2.00 discount off the price of away club travel
  • Discount at Hays Travel
  • Discount at The Fat Boar (Wrexham & Mold)
  • Personalised membership card
  • Entered in to a draw for yourself and a guest to be a ‘Director for the Day’ for every home league match
  • Entered in to a draw for four adult members and four youth/junior members to be in the official squad photograph
  • Stand for election to the Wrexham Supporters Trust board
  • Vote on important issues at the annual AGM
  • Propose resolutions at the annual AGM
  • Priority tickets for cup competitions
  • Discount at Saith Seren


Junior/Youth

  • Entered in to a draw to be a mascot for every home league match
  • One FREE match ticket per season for specified game
  • Discount on selected lines in the club shop
  • Discount on Racecourse Community Foundation Soccer Schools
  • Free Christmas card signed by the players
  • Opportunity to attend a range of exclusive Junior Dragon events throughout the year, some of which are free of charge
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2018/19 Club Membership Update(s)!

Volunteers needed to hand out membership forms

Wrexham Supporters’ Trust is looking for volunteers to hand out 2018/19 Club Membership forms to fans outside the turnstiles before the match against Bromley on Saturday 25th August. Growing the membership is a key strategic aim for the future success of Wrexham AFC, if you are able to assist, then please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a member of the membership team will get back to you as soon as possible. Your help will be greatly appreciated!


 Renew your Wrexham AFC Club Membership for the 2018/19 season

joinrenewAre you a Wrexham AFC Club Member? Do you know that membership now runs from 1st June until 31st May? It is now time to become a Club Member or renew for the 2018/19 season.

Here are the best and easiest ways to renew your Club Membership.

Our preferred method of payment is by standing order which you can set up using the details below through online banking or by filling in a standing order form at your bank.

Co-operative Bank PLC
Sort Code: 08-92-99
Account Number: 65084582

Please use your WREXID as the payment reference, or if you are joining for the first time, then please use your date of birth as the payment reference. You will need to pay a minimum of £1 per month, although we are asking members if they would please consider raising this amount to £1 per week if at all possible. It would be greatly appreciated!

Once you have done this, then please send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the name of the account holder, the payment amount and the day of the month on which the payment will be made.

A motion was carried at the 2016 AGM to charge a £3.00 administration fee on top of the £12.00 subscription fee for any member that makes a one off payment. This is because a one off payment for subscription creates extra workload for our membership team. The £3.00 administration fee is waived if a member pays for their subscription fee by recurring standing order or PayPal.

You can also renew your club membership online by using the link below:

http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/SeasonSearch?presenter=TLWREXHAMAFC&season=1819S&pkg=MEMB

Once there, click 'BUY NOW' and enter 1 as the number of tickets. Then choose which type of membership you would like to purchase and click continue.

Adult £15 (16 years old and above)
Youth £5 (11 to 15 years old)
Junior Dragon £5 (0 to 10 years old)
Corporate £50 (Companies and Supporters' Associations etc.)

On the next page, in the box that says ‘E-Mail or Customer ID:’ enter your email address or your membership number (WREXID) and then enter your password and log in. If that isn't successful, then choose 'Forgot your password?' or 'Returning customer, but no password yet?' and follow the instructions.

On the next page, fill out your payment details and check that your contact information is correct. Scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on 'FINALISE ORDER', congratulations as you are now a Wrexham AFC 2018/19 Club Member!

If you have any membership queries, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone from our membership team will get back to you in due course.



2018/19 Club Membership cards now available to collect

2018/19 Club Membership cards are now available for collection from the club shop. Please bring along your receipt or a form of identification to speed up the process, any cards that are not collected will be sent out in the post to the address that we have for you on our database.

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