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World Cup Fever Arrives in Wrexham!

Football plays a huge part in the identity and culture of Wrexham.

We have the oldest international stadium in the world and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) was formed here back in 1876.

It’s little wonder that we consider Wrexham the spiritual home of Welsh Football.

Plans are ongoing for the development of the Football Museum for Wales to be based here in Wrexham, and the future of football locally and internationally looks bright.

This November we look to celebrate together and follow the current success of our national team through a series of events held here in Wrexham.

We would love to see how you are marking Wales’ first world cup appearance in 64 years. So if you are joining us in one of the fanzones, or watching from home use the #WalGochWrecsam #Tag to share your pics/video and thoughts.

We’ve also teamed up with Expo’r Wal Goch and are inviting football fans to send messages of support from the #WalGochWrecsam (Wrexham Welsh Football Fans) to the Wales team! The messages of support will be delivered to the Wales camp ahead of their departure to Qatar. You can send your message of support HERE.

A packed month of events and activities can be seen on the list below:

11-13th November – Expo’r Wal Goch

3 day event celebrating football culture held in venues across Wrexham-

15th – 20th November- National Theatre Wales – A Proper Ordinary Miracle

(Not football related but non the less a huge co-created project about Wrexham, and hosted in Wrexham-sandwiched between Expo Wal Goch and the start of the world cup!

21st November – Wales v USA (KO 7pm – events starts at 5pm)

City Centre Fan Zones:

High St

Ty Pawb

25th November – Wales v Iran (KO 10am – events start from 9am)

High St

Ty Pawb

29th November – Wales v England (KO 7pm – events start from 5pm )

High St

Ty Pawb

Other events and activities:

Wrexham Museum

Saturday November – 5, 12, 19, 26, December – 3, 11am-1pm: World Cup Sticker Swap Shops with football themed craft/LEGO activities

Exhibition: Shirt Stories: A shirt by shirt history of Welsh football

Ty Pawb

12th November, 10am – Family Art Club: Design your own football scarf! £3

12th November, 10am – FIFA 23 Tournament with House of Retro

Saturday 12, 19, 26, November – 3, 11am – 1pm: World Cup Sticker Swap Shop with The Personal Present People

21st 4pm, 24th 4pm, 29th 4pm – Screen print your own football flag to take home – with printmaker, Rhi Moxon. FREE!

Selected World Cup matches to be shown live throughout the tournament. See website for details:

20th November – Charity game Wrexham Police FC (@wrexhampolicefc) Vs (Wrexham Legends (@LegendsWrexham) Game starts at 1.30pm at Penycae Football Club. Raising funds for Nightingale House Hosipce (@NightingaleHH)


Cefn Mawr Library: World Cup Book Sweepstake for children. (Suitable for children under 16)

Rhos Library: Rhos Aelwyd FC football shirt & historical programmes on display

Ruabon Library:

  • Free World Cup Themed Craft Pack for younger children to do onsite or take away.

  • Find the Footballer Treasure Hunt …just for adults! Free

  • Find the Football Treasure Hunt children only. Free

Wrexham Library

  • Design your own World Cup competition. Can you improve on the design of the current World Cup? Come and have a go if you think you can! The competition is open to children under 16. Free

  • World Cup Treasure hunt for children. How many clues can you find hidden around Wrexham Library? Free


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