Friday, 27 April 2007 13:01

Progress both on and off the pitch

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This week we have finally had some good news both on and off the pitch.

A deserved home win against Torquay last Saturday in front of another good crowd was followed by a truly memorable victory at Shrewsbury on Tuesday night, and three recent back to back wins have now greatly improved our prospects of league 2 survival. The scenes at the Gay Meadow were quite incredible and the noise and emotion shown by the army of Wrexham fan must have helped to lift the players, particularly through the last 15 nervous minutes. It again demonstrated just how much this club means to us all. After the roller coaster ride weve experienced during the last 3 seasons we now have a great chance to keep our league status and to start building again for the future.

Fans have certainly responded in numbers this season during the hour of need, boosted by the clubs marketing efforts that have made recent games more affordable. Despite the clubs disappointing league position, total attendances at the Racecourse already exceed 100k and are heading for a 25 year high, the best since the early 1980s!

We have also seen a recent improvement in our relations with the clubs owners. Over the past few months we have had some differences, as we put our case for greater involvement for supporters. Following a recent positive meeting with the club, we agreed to issue a joint statement and committed to work together to secure the long term future of the club. It was particularly encouraging to hear the owners pledge that the club will continue to own the Racecourse Ground and Colliers Park, and we have been given the opportunity to present our proposals for the clubs future. We want to see the Club and the Racecourse secure for future generations and we will seize this opportunity to present our vision for the future over the coming weeks. We have some very positive ideas to bring fans and the local business community together to build a successful club that we can all be proud of.

There are still a few tickets available for the annual Wrexham Player of the Season awards. The event will be held at the Lion Quays hotel on Sunday 6th May and includes an excellent 3 course lunch. Guest speaker is Dave Watson, a defensive stalwart with a career spanning 21 years, including 419 appearances for Everton and 12 England caps. Further entertainment will be provided by Liverpudlian comedian and broadcaster Willie Miller. The cost is £30 per head, and we will take individual bookings or bookings for a full table seating 10 people at £300. To make a booking, contact the Supporters Trust on 07999 326740, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call in the Trust shop next to the Turf on a match day.

Finally - attention all WST members. Our next members forum will be held at the Centenary Club on Monday 30th April, starting at 7.30pm. All members are welcome, and membership renewals and new memberships can be completed on the night. We are hoping one of Wrexhams senior players will be able to attend as our guest, at the time of going to press this is still to be confirmed.