A ‘state of the art’ wheelchair viewing platform is being developed by Wrexham Football Club Disabled Supporters Association in partnership with the club and Glyndwr University.

So far over £12,000 has been raised for the platform, which is due to be completed in time for the start of the 2015-16 season and will accommodate up to 10 wheelchair users.

This is just the start of ambitious plans for the fan-owned Conference side.

Steve Gilbert, vice chair of the DSA, said: “Eventually we want to build enough viewing platforms so all wheelchairs supporters, including away fans, can keep dry, warm and yet still have an unrestricted view.”

He said that at too many football grounds wheelchair user supporters are left exposed to the elements while watching games.

“Viewing areas for disabled fans are often sited at the front of stands where fans may have a good view but are fully exposed to the wind and rain. Our non-ambulant fans are among our most die-hard followers and suffer a restricted choice of viewing options that are exposed to all the worst weather North Wales can offer.”