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HUMPHREY KER COLUMN | “A good start to the season and it feels like there is more to come”

The latest update from our Executive Director

2 September 2022

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HUMPHREY KER COLUMN | “A good start to the season and it feels like there is more to come”

The latest update from our Executive Director

2 September 2022

It's been a good couple of weeks since my last update, with Phil and the boys securing a very satisfactory nine points from three games against Maidstone, Woking and Gateshead.

I took particular pleasure from the victory at Woking, given the wildly disappointing nature of our last trip there at the back end of last season and the fact that I think that is going to be a very tricky place to go for a lot of teams this season.

I was following the Gateshead game from somewhere over the Atlantic on my way back to Los Angeles on Tuesday night - I had originally booked my flight home to be the day after the Bank Holiday Monday game, before it got moved to Tuesday - and was following via the medium of Twitter and text updates from the Board's group chat. I think I was nearly arrested by the Sky Marshal after the groan of ecstasy that emerged following the news that Paul had put the game to bed with the third goal.

Second in the table with 13 points from a possible 18 represents a good start to the season and it feels like there is more to come as fitness, form and understanding improve.

Next up, we are off to new surroundings in the form of Dorking Wanderers' Meadowbank Stadium. Dorking's rise has been truly remarkable and we will have to show them due respect. There aren't too many whipping boys in this league and every result has to be fought for and earned.

Welcome To Wrexham, the documentary about the Club and City, since the Takeover, has now been launched to pretty wide critical and popular acclaim.   The doc has seen a massive surge in interest in the Club from all around the world and I, personally, have gained close to 12 Instagram followers. Yes, most of them have names that are just strings of numbers and they are mostly offering me suspicious investment opportunities, but where were they before the documentary?

I am particularly pleased at how well the doc has gone down amongst the people of Wrexham. There would be nothing worse than people feeling that what was being presented wasn't respectful or reflective of the place they call home. Of course, a documentary can only hope to capture a flavour or a slice of a place, but I am so delighted that people feel it reflects well on us.

The international audience certainly seems to be taking Wrexham to heart. There has been a huge increase in activity on the Club's social media channels, YouTube content and the online store, particularly from the US, with a run on kits, leisurewear and accessories. We are working to bring more stock in at the earliest available opportunity, so if you are after something, don't give up hope yet, there is more to come!

The Club Shop and areas of the car-park have actually been closed briefly this week, as some steel support beams have been loaded into the Wrexham Lager Stand to help brace the flooring for the new gym that is going in above the dressing rooms.

Rumours that the strengthening was needed to compensate for the 150lbs medicine ball that Aaron Hayden practices his headers with can neither be confirmed nor denied. We hope to have the new facility done by the end of October.

On to Dorking!


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