From the first shirt you owned as a child to the latest club or national team replica, football fans love football shirts. Many are now considered design classics, some less so. But they all have a place in the game and a story to tell. Shirt Stories provides a glimpse into the history of the Welsh game…and a destination for football shirt lovers everywhere.
Shirt Stories tells the history of Welsh football through selected shirts held in the Welsh Football Collection and loans from private individuals. The selection highlights the story of both men’s and women’s football, at national and club level. Timed to coincide with the build-up to the World Cup in Qatar, the exhibition includes:
- A shirt worn by Alan Harrington in the 1958 World Cup qualifiers.
- A shirt from Wales’s only previous appearance in a World Cup finals in 1958.
- Wales shirts from the 2022 qualifying campaign.
- A shirt worn in the first official Welsh women’s international played in 1993.
- and retro shirts from the top Welsh teams: Wrexham, Cardiff City, Swansea City & Newport County.
Councillor Paul Roberts, Lead Member for Community Safety, Partnerships and museums said: “After a wait of 64 years, Wales have qualified for the World Cup finals tournament to be played later this year. “This exhibition offers a great chance for football fans to enjoy up close memorabilia from both our men’s and women’s international teams -through the shirts held in the Welsh Football Collection.”
Ian Bancroft, Chief Executive, Wrexham County Borough Council, and Chair of the Football Museum for Wales Steering Group added “This exciting Wrexham Museum exhibition is the first of many events that Wrexham – the spiritual home of Welsh Football will be hosting- to celebrate the importance of the game in the story of Wales and Wrexham.”
Shirt Stories includes a variety of football shirt-inspired activities for families and any adult who would like design their own football strip.
The exhibition is now open to the public and admission is free
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