WREXHAM AFC has clinched a two-year sponsorship deal - with the help of their women’s team.

The club has signed a new agreement with long-term sponsors Ifor Williams Trailers for their distinctive logo to be on the front of all their home and away shirts until 2021.

According to the iconic trailer firm, the club’s inclusive approach was a key factor in their decision, along with the success of the new women’s team which is having a storming first season in the North Wales Women’s League, having already won the league cup.

The new home strip was unveiled in the shadow of the colliery wheel memorial which commemorates the Gresford Colliery disaster in 1934 when an explosion and underground fire killed 266 men.

Many of the miners were Wrexham fans and the colliery wheel was pictured on the front of the shirt during the club’s 150th anniversary season.

Today’s loyal fans include descendants of the victims and they will also be cheering on the men’s team in the hope they can achieve the holy grail of promotion back into the football league next year after narrowly missing out this time.

Commercial director Geoff Scott said it was important that the club stayed true to its heritage and felt the partnership with Ifor Williams Trailers, which started in 2016, was the perfect fit because their community spirt matched their own ethos as a club which was owned and run by the fans.

He said: “We have an excellent working relationship and it suited us both to extend the agreement for a further two years."