DSA committee members and wheelchair users Ian Parry and Nathan Davies put a resolution to the AGM calling for increased accessibility at the Racecourse ground.
With the support of the Disabled Supporters’ Association (DSA) members they spread the word and helped get the resolution voted through at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Wrexham Supporters Trust.
The DSA are committed to raise funds for accessibility projects at the Racecourse and with Football Stadia Improvement Fund support say they could potentially fund £50K of improvements right NOW.
On Monday 25th June 2018, at the WST AGM (100% owners of Wrexham AFC) the members instructed the WST Board to act on the following Resolution.
“The Society resolves that:
1. There is designated wheelchair and carer bays at the front of the Hays Travel stand.
2. That the club take action as soon as possible on further platforms as soon as funding is in place, and the plans have been passed by Wrexham Council and by the Safety Officer.
3. That these new facilities are not tied in to, or dependent upon, any other stadium redevelopments.
4. That the club meets minimum standards of accessibility at the earliest possible opportunity.”
A spokesperson for Wrexham DSA said:
“We would like to thank everyone who voted for the Resolution. We would also be happy to talk to anyone who voted against, so as we can properly understand their concerns – and, hopefully, allay some of their fears.
This Resolution is binding upon the WST Board and therefore the football club itself.
We would especially like to thank the WST Board members who voted for the resolution and the board as a whole for the excellent work they do.
As always we stand ready to fund the improvements to accessibility.”
Wrexham AFC Director Phil Salmon, who’s area of responsibility is Stadium/Facilities said:
“The whole of the Board of Directors at the football club, are fully behind the resolution passed at WST AGM. We have a great relationship with our DLO and DSA, and are looking forward to meeting, and setting out a strategy for the Racecourse Ground to become a totally inclusive stadium. With the age and design of the stadium, there are no quick fixes, and it may seem a long road, but, we will get there, as soon as is practicably possible.”