We are set to make a bid. With our partners, to bring the world’s best athletes to the region, as we plan to bring the 2021 Rugby League World Cup to Wrexham.

The Racecourse Ground on Mold Road could once again be home to the biggest matches in the prestigious competition which is watched the world over, after it was agreed by all parties involved to go ahead.

We will lead the bid alongside the Racecourse’s Wrexham AFC and Glyndwr University whilst the North Wales Crusaders, Rugby Wales, Ian Lucas, MP, Lesley Griffiths, AM, the Ramada Plaza and Grosvenor Pulford are also going to be backing the bid.


Lead Member with responsibility for Leisure Cllr Andrew Atkinson has praised the bid stating, “I believe it’s an excellent idea to bring such a wonderful sporting event to Wrexham. We saw a fantastic occasion when it came here in 2013 with everyone getting behind the event, and I hope to see the great and good of Rugby League back in the region.

“The economic and sporting benefits would be a great boost for the county and we believe that a real legacy could be left here”.

The Racecourse Ground was used in the 2013 tournament where a pool match and a Quarter-Final both took place and amplified the sport in the region. It saw Wales face the USA and the latter facing the giants Australia in front of over 5,000 supporters.

A wonderful festival of rugby that brings tourism to the region in droves, this could be a massive boost for the local economy and tie together the community through sport. The 2013 tournament totalled over 18million viewers worldwide and put Wrexham on the Rugby League map.

More on the bid going forward soon.