The people who started the Trust at Wrexham borrowed the basic idea from others. Originally named Wrexham Independent Supporters (WINS),at its AGM in June 2004 it became known as the Wrexham Supporters Trust, changing the aim of the group to being fully committed to ensuring the long-term survival of Wrexham FC.
The first club to form a trust in this way was Northampton Town when they nearly folded in 1991/92. But this remained an isolated and little known example until April 2001. Following The Football Task Force report of 1999 it gave birth to an organisation called Supporters Direct.
The people at Supporters Direct set out to spread the idea and provide help to supporter groups. Over 100 clubs now have one, and Wrexham are one of six in Wales.
One major benefit from Supporters-Direct is that we have been able to swap ideas with other Clubs supporters and it is unlikely that our Trust would have progressed so quickly without their help and support.
From the outset, all fans' groups have been kept informed, and they in turn have actively supported the Trust's work, Wrexham Supporters Association, the London Reds, the Shropshire Reds, the Holywell & District Reds, the Manchester Reds, the Buckley & District Reds and now the Rhos and District Reds, are all involved and are committed supporters of the Trust. All have been united in our fight to save Wrexham FC.