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Wrexham AFC Club Badge

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WREXHAM AFC 1864 Badge tranAs many will have noticed, the Wrexham Football Club badge has changed again this summer to having the words ‘Wrexham AFC’ on the official club crest. The change has come about following Wrexham Supporters’ Trust AGM in 2013 when members voted to return to having the ‘A’ before the FC.

Formed on 4th October 1864 at a meeting of Denbighshire County Cricket Club following the Secretary Edward Manners stating; “There is one thing gentlemen, I wish to name – the great want of amusement in this town in winter time. It is my intention to purchase a football in the course of this week, and I shall expect a good many down to the field next Saturday.”

At the club’s first Annual General Meeting on 23rd September 1865 the Club was referred to as ‘Wrexham Football and Athletic Club’, but by the time of the club AGM in September 1872 it was referred to as ‘Wrexham Football Club”.

In 1881 the club for one season was named ‘Wrexham Athletic’, but in 1884 the club were expelled by the English Football
Association, and the club became known as ‘Wrexham Olympic’. Three years later in 1887 the club reverted back to ‘Wrexham Football Club’.

In 1912 ‘Wrexham Football Club’ became a limited company and officially named as ‘Wrexham Association Football Club’, a name which stuck until 2006. The change came following administration, and a new company had to be formed, ‘Wrexham FC 2006 Ltd’ trading as Wrexham Football Club.

Five years later in 2011, following the takeover of the club by Wrexham Supporters Trust, a new company was formed named ‘Wrexham AFC Ltd’.

Following the members vote, we are once again Wrexham AFC.