Following an unsuccessful venture in purchasing English football team Bradford City F.C in December 2021, WAGMI United — an innovative Web3 brand utilizing blockchain mechanics and the global sporting culture — has announced the acquisition of English fourth-division team Crawley Town Football Club.
Founded in 1896, the West Sussex club known as the Red Devils have endured a turbulent existence both on and off the pitch. Triumphs including two league-winning promotions, four standard promotions and seven cup trophies — four being the Sussex Senior Challenge Cup — provide the fans with positive memories, but incidences like the 2006 administration following transition to fully-professional status balance the fortunes.
The team is currently placed thirteenth out of twenty-four teams in the English Football League Two, also known as the Sky Bet League Two.
For greater context on both Crawley Town, and the immense historical significance of English football, Crawley Football Club — as they were known then — were founded prior to some of the current European heavyweights such as Italy’s Juventus F.C (1897), Spain’s F.C Barcelona (1897), and seven-time Champions League winners AC Milan (1899).
WAGMI UNITED COMPLETE TAKEOVER OF CLUB
Crawley Town Football Club can today confirm that investment group WAGMI United LLC have purchased Ziya Eren’s controlling shares of Crawley Town Football and Social Club Limited.#TownTeamTogether
— Crawley Town FC (@crawleytown) April 7, 2022
Cointelegraph’s tech writer, Tom Farren spoke to Preston Johnson, the co-founder of WAGMI United, and new co-chairman of Crawley Town for a deeper discussion on the motivations and attractions to the club, as well as how they envisage integrating Web3 mechanisms.
Johnson was immediately keen to express his personal, and team’s collective respect for the club’s long-standing history and roots within the community.
Enquiring as to how they envision the process of unifying the existing, predominately-physical footballing community of…