Young people have taken to the new 3G pitch at Ysgol Clywedog to try out the fantastic new facility for themselves.
Joining them was Welsh International and Everton player Elise Hughes who is in Wrexham preparing for the Women’s International match against Estonia at the Racecourse tonight.
The dual purpose facility will be managed by Freedom Leisure meaning the pitch will be available at weekend and out of school hours for clubs and players to use.
Ian Bancroft, Chief Executive, said: “I’d like to thank everyone involved with this project. This pitch complements the facilities we have at Chirk, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd and Queensway. We are putting a lot of effort and resources into improving football at grass roots level across Wrexham and by working with partners such as Freedom Leisure and the Football Association of Wales, we are now beginning to deliver fantastic results. We plan to have 3G pitches at all of our secondary schools that will be available for community use.”
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport and Chair of the Football Hub group, said: “It’s really great to see such facilities opening around the county borough for young people to take advantage of. We hope to expand on these facilities in the coming months to further support football in Wrexham – the spiritual home of football.”
The new floodlit facility was delivered two years ahead of schedule thanks to capital funding secured by Wrexham Council.
Football remains a passion in Wrexham. It’s at the heart of the community and Wrexham is considered the spiritual home of Football. We have the oldest football stadium in the world at the Racecourse, home to Wrexham AFC and exciting plans have just been announced for the re-development of the Kop end of the stadium to bring it back into international use.
There’s also plans for the Football Museum of Wales to be based at Wrexham Museum.
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