A goalkeeping coach with Wrexham AFC’s women’s team has hailed the impact of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney since their takeover. 

David Williams, has been coaching the women's side for close to five years and has given his thoughts following the most successful campaign yet. 

The side won promotion to the Genero Adran Premier, after claiming the North title following an impressive unbeaten run. 

The successes of both the men's and women's sides were celebrated in historic fashion on Tuesday evening as more than 40,000 fans lined the streets of Wrexham, for the bus parade.

David said the triumphant spectacle netted some of the best memories of his life.

He was on the Women’s team bus along with Wrexham AFC celebrity owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, who he says have rejuvenated the club.


David, 43, said: “Never in all my days did I ever think I’d be part of such an unforgettable cavalcade.

"Everyone did the club proud, the players, the owners, management, staff, volunteers and all those fans who turned out to celebrate with us.

“I really am just a small cog in a great big wheel.

“Since Rob and Ryan took over the club everyone has been so energised. They have such enthusiasm and passion and they have completely rejuvenated the club.

"We are all motivated and inspired in a way that we haven’t been for many years and that is showing with every game.

“The girls have been brilliant on the pitch and off, they have the ambition and the talent to go so much further.

“It feels exhilarating to be part of such an exciting new chapter in Wrexham’s incredible story.”

Today the six feet, four inches tall dad of two lives in Acton and works 40 hours a week as a maintenance operative at Pendine Park’s Hillbury care home where workmates say they are proud to have him on their own team.

Deputy manager Patsy Swift said: “David is a great character and we all love him. Even if we weren’t football fans before this season we are now. It’s been a sheer delight following Wrexham’s story and knowing that one of our ranks is playing such an important part in it.”