ALTRINCHAM are opening their doors to potential backers in an attempt to continue the remarkable renaissance that has transformed their fortunes over the past few years.

One of non-league football's most famous names have gone from debt-ridden to debt-free under the current board and made similar advances on the pitch by becoming a force to be reckoned with in the Blue Square Bet Conference.

Having established a solid foundation for reviving the halcyon days when being paired with Alty was every Football League giant's FA Cup nightmare, the club are looking for prospective partners to help build on it.

While financial ruin is all-too-evident elsewhere, Alty have created a business model that is the envy of many.

And they are now exploring ways of making an even bigger impact on an increasingly competitive league.

"These are exciting as well as challenging times for Altrincham, and they can be even more exciting, if we can attract local business people or entrepreneurs to the club," said vice-chairman Grahame Rowley.

"Over the past eight years, the board have worked tirelessly to eradicate debts they inherited from the previous regime and put the club back on a sound footing.

"This has been achieved, but to carry on progressing as we would like, we really do need new investment. And what a time to invest. Stability has been regained, and the team's year-on-year improvement was there for all to see last season, with a seven-game unbeaten run and top-half position for much of the campaign.

"We face an even tougher test next season, as one of maybe only four part-time teams in a league that looks stronger than ever. There must be people out there who are at least interested in coming on board and having a say in the fortunes of a club who are community-minded and friendly but still progressive and ambitious. Whether you have a proposal, or simply want to know more about us, let's hear from you."

Rowley can be contacted at or via the club on 0161 928 1045.