Friday, 20 April 2007 18:44

Club/Trust Joint Statement

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WST to have input into club future
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FOLLOWING a positive meeting between the Club's owners and the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) the Club has re-affirmed its commitment to the Trust's aims to protect long-term football at The Racecourse Ground.

Geoff Moss, joint-owner, re-iterated, that once planning permission has been granted for development, the Club will receive funds that will make it virtually debt free, owning its Stadium and its own training ground at Colliers Park, Gresford.

He said: "We have asked the Trust to come back with proposals that we can consider regarding this future, perhaps based on the lines of other successful football club partnerships. We also call upon any local investors to come forward and express their interest in helping secure the long-term future of WFC."

Chairman Bruce Clapton said: "Following an excellent meeting we agreed to work with the Club to look at the many different options for the long term security of the Wrexham Football Club, these are to include all areas including further investment & commercial opportunities with a view to shaping the Club's future.

"We feel the time is now right, following the successful exit from administration and subsequent continued improvement in both the Club's finances and infrastructure, to build on this success and to put in place a structure that will both continue this growth and provide long term security for the Club.

Anthony Fairclough, Chief Executive, said yesterday: "This is a real step forward, following re-assurances from this meeting and the common ground found, all parties will be working together to research other clubs to find the best practices and come forward with ideas that will contribute to the owners ambitions of putting the Club on a secure long term footing. This is a real chance to deliver a successful Club for the whole region of North Wales."

Their commitment is borne out by the fact that in conjunction with Wrexham Borough Council they have recently retained the services of football grant specialists D.T.Z with the aim of developing the Kop end of the ground.