THE REDS have clinched a two-year sponsorship deal - with the help of their women’s team as they unveil next season's new kit.

Wrexham AFC has signed a new agreement with long-term sponsors Ifor William Trailers for their logo to be on the front of all their home and away shirts until 2021.

According to the trailer firm, the club’s inclusive approach was a key factor in their decision, along with the success of the new women’s team which is having a storming first season in the North Wales Women’s League.

They are on the brink of possible promotion to Division 1 with one league game left to go. They have already won the league cup and are in the final of the Supplementary Cup against Amlwch on Wednesday at Rhyl FC.

The new home strip was unveiled in the shadow of the colliery wheel memorial which commemorates the Gresford Colliery disaster in 1934 when an explosion and underground fire killed 266 men.

Many of the miners were Wrexham fans and the colliery wheel was pictured on the front of the shirt during the club’s 150th anniversary season.

Commercial director Geoff Scott said it was important that the club stayed true to its heritage and felt the partnership with Ifor Williams Trailers, which started in 2016, was the perfect fit because their community spirit matched their own ethos as a club which was owned and run by the fans.

One of the stars of the women’s team is 17-year-old Kim Dutton who plays in centre midfield and is preparing to take her A level exams at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham.

She said: “Our first season couldn’t have gone any better really and we’re hopeful of getting a result against Bethesda to gain promotion into Division 1 and hopefully win back to back promotions into the Welsh Premier League.

“I think the new kit sponsored by Ifor Williams Trailers is really smart, I love it. As a Wrexham fan being involved in the unveiling of the new kit is a dream come true. We’re looking forward to wearing it with pride next season.”

Club captain Shaun Pearson, who recently signed a two and a half year contract to keep him at the Racecourse, was delighted with the success of the women’s team and hoped they would inspire the men to achieve the dream of getting back into the football league next season.

He said: “I want to be the one who finally takes the club over the line to the promised land of promotion and it would be nice to be the one lifting the trophy, whether as play off final winners or league winners."