Altrincham FC this week became the latest National League team to attract investment from across the pond.

An agreement was reached between The Robins and Valcor Ventures for the group from Texas, USA to receive a stake in the club and for the director Alberto Valdes to receive a seat on the board.

The investment is a first for Valcor Ventures, which is new to the realm of sport. But it is not a first for the league, after Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over at Wrexham two years ago.

Mr Valdes, who is also the chief executive and president at Texas's Hill Country Foodworks, said: "We are excited to join the journey with Altrincham FC’s fan base, players and the wider business.

"Our group brings experience in various industries and we hope to bring this value through to the club over the coming years."

Messenger Newspapers: Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over at WrexhamRyan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney took over at Wrexham (Image: PA)

Bill Waterson, a co-chairman at the club, said: "We have been in discussions with Alberto and Valcor Ventures for many months, and we are extremely pleased that the deal has now been finalised. Alberto not only believes in the vision of our club, but he brings with him a wealth of expertise. 

"Having someone with this calibre and experience join us is an incredible moment as we enter the next phase of our journey."

Mr Waterson added: "At this time, we would also like to thank Chris Hamlett, who has decided to step down from the board. We thank him for his contribution to the club over the last couple of years and wish him well."

At the end of last season, The Robins turned full-time for the first time in their 130-year history in what was said to signal 'a new era'. It came a year after manager Phil Parkinson and assistant manger Neil Sorvel turned full-time themselves.

They sit in mid-table in the National League, after what was a slow start to this season, but are now on an eight-game unbeaten streak.