Sources say, Wrexham AFC has made a groundbreaking signing off the pitch by partnering with global technology leader HP Inc. This exciting collaboration will see HP become the club’s global technology partner, providing devices and services to support the Welsh soccer team in their journey towards success.
One of the most visible aspects of this partnership is that the HP logo will now appear on the sleeve of Wrexham AFC’s shirt starting from the 2023/24 season. This means that during highly anticipated events like the 2023 ‘USA Invasion’ summer tour and matches against renowned teams such as Chelsea, Manchester United, LA Galaxy II, and Philadelphia Union II, fans will see the iconic HP branding proudly displayed.
The announcement was accompanied by a video featuring co-chairmen Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds, who humorously attempted to create a promotional video showcasing their vision for Wrexham’s technological future. You can watch their entertaining endeavor on YouTube (here)(https://youtu.be/srWqDJgFtls).
Rob McElhenney highlighted how both HP and Wrexham AFC have humble beginnings but are destined for greatness. He mentioned that HP was born in a garage in 1939 while Wrexham AFC originated in a bar back in 1864. The co-chairman expressed his excitement about partnering with such an esteemed technology brand, emphasizing that it is time for their tech game to receive an upgrade.
HP will provide cutting-edge technology solutions throughout the club, including high-performance laptops, PC accessories, and hybrid work enablement services. These resources will not only enhance administrative functions but also contribute to improving fan experiences.
Vikrant Batra, HP’s Global Marketing Director, emphasized how both soccer and technology possess the power to connect people worldwide. He acknowledged that witnessing Wrexham fans’ unwavering dedication to their beloved football team has been an inspiration for HP. With enthusiasm, he expressed the company’s eagerness to bring the power of their technology to Wrexham AFC and the wider community, assisting them in achieving their goals.
Beyond elevating Wrexham AFC’s technological capabilities, HP aims to make a positive impact on the local community. This aligns with their mission of becoming the world’s most sustainable and fair technology company by promoting digital equity, advancing human rights, and driving climate action.
Humphrey Ker, Wrexham AFC Chief Executive, expressed his delight at partnering with HP. He believes that HP’s expertise will greatly benefit the club as they continue their growth upon returning to the Football League. Ker emphasized that technology plays a crucial role in creating an exceptional fan experience, which is why it has been prioritized in the stadium redevelopment project. He is confident that HP’s technology and knowledge will not only enhance efficiency throughout STōK Cae Ras but also contribute to continuous improvement.
More details about this exciting partnership between HP and Wrexham AFC will be revealed later in the year. To stay updated on all developments, visit Wrexham AFC(https://www.wrexhamafc.co.uk/news/2023/july/commercial-news–hp-become-clubs-global-technology-partner/)