Wrexham heads to Wembley, ready to write another page of history
With its 158 years of history, Wrexham AFC is the oldest football club in Wales and the third oldest in the world. The immense legacy of such an extensive history inevitably includes moments of glory and decline, of triumph and defeat. As an integral part of the city and community it represents, for almost a decade the club was owned by its fans, who have supported it through thick and thin, even during its most difficult moments. Macron, technical partner as of 2016, will take the field alongside the Red Dragons on May 22nd in an attempt to write a new page in British football history.
Paul Mullin's two goals during stoppage time in the semi-final against Stockport County secured Wrexham their spot in the final of the FA Trophy, the knockout cup competition involving English football’s four semi-professional leagues. A unique opportunity for the club to add to its trophy cabinet which already boasts, among others, 23 Welsh Cups and 5 FAW Premier Cups.
The semi-final triumph was a classic British footballing fairytale. Particularly the wonderful action behind the first goal, scored in the 91st minute, in which were encapsulated many of the values for which Macron is a proud partner of the club: resilience, determination, willpower, talent, and intuition.
The arch drawn in the air by Mullin's sublime lob shot, similar in geometry to the Wembley arch under which Wrexham will play the cup final, represented not only a refined technical gesture, but also an elegant manifestation of the hard work, perseverance and awareness that lies behind every victory.
Good luck in the final, we will be by your side.
ph: Gemma Thomas/Wrexham AFC