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Worldwide Reds thank technologically-minded fans

WHAT have a man in Johnstown and a man in California got in common?

WHAT have a man in Johnstown and a man in California got in common?

They were both instrumental in setting up Wrexham's virtual shop, now on-line in time for Christmas.

Fans Gareth Collins, who resides in sunny San Matteo, USA, and Mark Williams, from not so sunny Johnstown, combined to get the service up and running and commercial manager Phill Sadler is delighted.

"Quite simply there wouldn't be an Internet shop without them, he said. We've got so much work on in the commercial department that we simply didn't have time to find the best options."

Gareth is no stranger to helping the club out from the other side of the world - as well as donating equipment he also sponsors his beloved Wrexham whenever possible, including the boxing day clash with Notts County.

Speaking from San Matteo he said: "It all started when the fans help group asked what we could do for the club. I was anxious that they have an on-line shop in time for for Christmas.

"As the Internet allows fans to club together in lots of ways. I was able to set up links with a site called footballshirts.com that could be linked to the official Wrexham site and showcase what the club has to offer.

"Now fans can go straight to that site and choose what Wrexham merchandise they would like to own."

For the next part of the plan Gareth contacted Mark, who works closely with him on the Red Passion website, to take digital pictures of all the stock available and download them onto computer.

Phill said: "Having this option will help us greatly. It will allow fans around the world to order things like a new kit.

"It also lets us see how many people would use such a service for the future and we can't thank them enough."

The site is to be launched soon and can be reached via wrexhamfc.co.uk


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