We were delighted to win the prestigious North Wales community business of the year award at last night's Daily Post Business Awards for 2015, sponsored by Welsh Government. Our award was also sponsored by Horizon Nuclear Power.
This is important recognition of the hard work by all our volunteers, and the important economic and social contribution that Wrexham AFC makes to communities right across our region.
We were nominated alongwith two excellent social enterprises BookOfYou and Vi-Ability, and so were especially pleased to have won amongst such strong competition.
Our submission focussed on what makes Wrexham AFC almost unique - our supporter-owned model coupled with our approach to running the Club in the "right way", and the volunteers we empower to put things back into our local communities.
We highlighted examples of this pioneering work such as being the first club in the UK to run an autism-friendly football match, our work on improving facilities for disabled fans, the work the Club does via the RCF on inclusion, literacy and numeracy, our commitment to become dementia friendly as a Club and as a venue.
Peter Jones, Chairman of the Wrexham Supporters Trust said "This award is for all Wrexham fans who have worked tirelessly to not only save our club but take it on and turnaround our off the field financial deficit to now being run sustainably."
"In three days time we celebrate four years as a fan owned club and we should all be proud of what we have achieved in that time. All we need now is for Gary Mills and his team to take us to the next level where we all went to be."
"As fans we need us ALL, if you haven't already, to jump on board and be part of our future success and proudly sign up to be a club owner by joining WST.
You can read our whole submission here: DP Awards Submission (3mb pdf)
You can read all about the evening and all the winners on the Daily Post website here.