THE inspiring community efforts delivered by Wrexham AFC will operate under a new name, the Wrexham AFC Community Trust.

The name change from the Racecourse Community Foundation has been made to ensure that those who are not as familiar with the club recognise that the work undertaken is on behalf of the club - as its reach extends further than it ever has done.

At the time of their takeover in February 2021, co-chairmen Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds emphasised the importance of community engagement.

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The club’s mission statement placed the delivery of community benefit at its heart and Wrexham AFC said the change of name connects the club and the community in a way that everyone can recognise.

Commenting on the move, Wrexham AFC chief executive, Fleur Robinson, said: “This change represents another important day in the club’s recent history, and underlines our collective commitment to having a positive and lasting impact on the local area and beyond.

“Community outreach is a key priority at Wrexham AFC; we are extremely proud of the role we play as a club, and today’s news will help us ensure that we are able to effect real change for years to come.

“To deliver this vital work under the banner of Wrexham AFC will ensure our Community Trust is recognised in line with our growth on the pitch."

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She added: "We look forward to working with the trustees to develop and deliver a strategy that puts the Community Trust at the heart of the community of Wrexham – as an asset for all, not just within football – through a number of projects and collaboration with other organisations.” 

The Wrexham AFC Community Trust aims to utilise the power of football, other sports and physical activities to boost educational attainment, and to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of individuals in Wrexham and North Wales.

A range of programmes, run both independently and also through schools – as well as a calendar of holiday schools – supports these goals, as well as breaking down barriers to increase participation levels. Programmes include Girls Football Hubs, Walking Football, weekly Fun Football Sessions for primary-age children, Huddle girls’ football sessions and, during school holidays, AutismFriendly Football.