The board of the Wrexham Supporters Trust would like to congratulate Glyndwr University on its successful acquisition of the Racecourse Ground and Colliers Park and looks forward to developing a mutually beneficial partnership which paves the way for a vibrant, successful Wrexham Football Club.
The Trust's preference has always been to purchase these assets along with the football club, but this has not proved possible for reasons which we will outline at the forthcoming SGM. We are now pleased to be working with a partner which is rooted in the local community and has similar values to our own.
Now that there is certainty surrounding the future of the Racecourse and Colliers Park, we recognise that it is essential that to bring certainty to the future of the football club as soon as possible. The Board of the WST has therefore spent the last week working on a number of critical activities:
Football Conference Statement
Representatives of the WST Board met on Friday with the current Directors and Officials of Wrexham FC to support the club in their aim to clarify the current financial position of Wrexham FC in advance of the Conference's 8th August deadline. The club has provided an update with the directors statement on Friday and it appears the directors are acting swiftly and fully to respond to the matters raised by the Conference.
Special General Meeting
We are currently collating all of the information required to enable us to call an SGM and anticipate releasing the date of this historic meeting in the next few days. We will then send out an information pack 14 days in advance of the meeting in line with the rules of out constitution.
In addition to work on the SGM, representatives of the WST board have met with officials from Glyndwr University to discuss the terms of an appropriate lease or other arrangements to ensure that Wrexham Football Club has security of tenure to continue playing football at the Racecourse Ground. We intend to include outline details in the SGM pack.
WST Questions & Answers
Last weekend, we collated responses to the 91 questions we received and had planned to publish the results this week. As there have been some significant events this week, we now plan to review and distribute in the next few days..
Snowdon: Can everyone having made the Snowdon walk please send your sponsorship money in or hand it in prior to the Cambridge game at the Trust shop next to the Turf.
Sponsor Ruby to complete the three peaks challenge: We know that sponsorship has been a keen feature of fundraising over the past few weeks, but we hope that you will continue your great support for our club by making one big effort to help with the Wrexham Supporters' Trust's next fundraising event, which takes place in just over a weeks time.
The 200 or so fans who completed the Snowdon walk will know of our illustrious leader on that day, Ruby, the black and white border collie and her owner Terry Stott. Well, Ruby aims to continue to 'Take Wrexham Higher' by taking on the challenge of The National Three Peaks. This challenge involves walking to the top of the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, and back down within 24 hours.
Anyone wishing to sponsor Ruby can do so by sending a cheque made payable to Wrexham Supporters Trust to FREEPOST WST or via the donate button on our web site www.wst.org.uk.
National EisteddfodFinally, we would like to say a special thanks to our members who have given up their time this week at the National Eisteddfod to help promote our cause. This has been a huge success for us both financially and for promoting the WST to the thousands of visitors to our stall during the week. Visitors to our stall have included Gary Speed, Dean Saunders, Brian Carey, Joey Jones, Le e Fowler, Adrian Cieslewicz, Danny Wright, Dafydd Iwan (composer and singer of Yma O Hyd) and politicians too numerous to mention of all different parties. Well provide a full account of the success of the Eisteddfod for us following the conclusion of the hwyl!