Crewe Alexandra will have a fans representative on the club's board.
In a statement released last night (3 January), The Railwaymen Supporters Society revealed they had successfully reached the £250,000 target required to purchase shares in the club.
They said: "On the 18th October 2019, a group of people that shared a common love all sat together in a room to hear about a vision for the future. An opportunity had presented itself, a vision had been set and now all we had to do was sell the dream!
"The Railwaymen Supporters Society stood in front of the gathered fans and explained how a new future could be achieved through something we affectionally came to know as #Project250.
"Now, just 3 and a half months later, it gives us immense pleasure to let all fans of Crewe Alexandra know that #Project250 has been successful in reaching it’s target amount! Through the hard work of the Railwaymen Supporters Society and the passion of the fans from the club, we have successfully reached the £250,000 target that we need to purchase shares in the club.
"The fans will have a representative on the board of their football club!
"This is a massive achievement. Over 400 people have dug deep in their pockets and provided money to purchase memberships in the society to make this happen. Every fan that has purchased, talked about, supported or even wished us well should be proud. We could not have done this without you.
"This is just the beginning. We now have a board meeting on Wednesday where the next steps will be discussed which importantly include the finalising of the deal. As soon as we can, we will bring you more information on this.
"In the mean time, if you still feel that you want to be involved but didn’t get to us by the 31st Jan, please contact us and we can let you know how you can still be a part of #Project250. It’s not too late."
Meanwhile today (4 January), Nantwich Town has announced that current Chairman, Tony Davison, will be standing down from their board to take up a position as a director at Crewe.
Commenting on the move, Tony said “I have greatly enjoyed my time at Nantwich Town FC but when the opportunity to be involved in the brand-new era at Crewe Alex came along I realised that this was something that might never happen again in my lifetime so I had to seize it. It is a hugely exciting time to get involved as The Alex enters this new era.
“I will leave behind fond memories but continue to support the club when fixture clashes allow, but do so as an avid supporter, without the pressure of being a Board Member.
"I wish Nantwich Town every success for the future.”