AMBITIOUS plans to increase Wrexham Football Club's turnover by half-a-million pounds within the next three years have been announced by Racecourse chiefs.

Director Spencer Harris unveiled 'Strategy 2021' at the Annual General Meeting of the Wrexham Supporters Trust.

The initiative targets four areas of priority for the football club over the next three years; to transform income levels of the club, promotion back to the Football League, youth elite performance and stadium redevelopment.

Fans were told the football club had made year on year progression off the pitch since the Trust took over in 2011 and is in a stable financial position but was now ready to progress.

The plan is to deliver an additional £500,000 income by 2021 to fund first team progression and maintain youth department investment.

Harris announced that the current turnover is around £2 million and the Trust board want to take that up to £2.5 million by 2021, with the Gold Bond scheme, educational pathway, membership and utilities transformation identified as four key areas to generate funds.

"You have got to aim for something," said Harris.

"Some of the plans are more developed than others but we are going to need support from the membership and skills of the membership to help us deliver it.

"But everyone pulling in the right direction, we believe it is possible.

"We are already our own sugar daddy but half-a-million pounds of additional income if we achieve it is a significant amount of money at this level.

"We are budging for a £100,000 loss next season but if you dropped an extra £500,000 on top of that, then you would be looking at either a £400,000 profit or further investment in stadium infrastructure or players."

But although there is a three year strategy in place, Harris insists the aim is to clinch promotion back to the Football League at the end of the 2018-19 campaign.

Wrexham are preparing for an 11th season in non-league and Harris says returning to the fourth tier as soon as possible is the club's priority.

"From where we were seven years ago, we are now a sustainable football club that is producing results off the pitch," said Harris.

"We need to transfer that onto the pitch and have three very good thirds next season, not just two.

"The number one aim of this football club is to return to the Football League as quickly as possible.

"The football club strategy is for 2021 but the promotion to the Football Legaue is for 2018-19, if at all possible.

"We have to put in place long term plans to move the football club forward and have a strategy in place that takes us on that journey, and that is what we are doing."

Harris hailed the success of the Stereophonics concert at The Racecourse earlier this month.

Around 20,000 fans saw the Welsh band perform and Harris says it was not just the football club that reaped the financial rewards.

"It is benefit for the football club and benefit for the town and region." said Harris.

"Bringing in 20,000 people for the day of the Stereophonics concert gave the whole town a real financial shot in the arm.

"I am sure traders and people around the town would be delighted with what the football club is doing on behalf of the town and region.

Harris would not divulge how much the club made from the concert.

"That is commercially sensitive at this stage but let's put it this way, it was a profitable venture," added Harris.

"The lead promoter for the Stereophonics who have done concerts here, there and everywhere, said the one here was in the top three favourite concerts ever performed.

"That is how highly they rated the crowd, the way in which it was organised and the way in which the football club supported them in putting on the concert.

"They were absolutely delighted so hopefully we will many more of that ilk in the years to come."