We are delighted to announce Wrexham AFC Women will make their Racecourse debuts on Sunday, August 8, in a pre-season friendly against Northop Hall Ladies.
Having reformed in 2018, this will be the first time the women’s team have played at the Racecourse Ground in a match that will also mark the return of supporters to the stadium.
As a test event, as we build towards re-opening at full capacity, seats will be allocated to comply with one-metre social distancing rules.
We have adopted a cautious approach adopting the one-metre rule, so we can test the plan we have had in place for some time, in case it is required during the season.
We remain hopeful that, come August 21 and the start of the Vanarama National League season, we will be able to open the Racecourse Ground with no social distancing restrictions.
The Wrexham AFC Women’s match will be all-ticket, by invitation only, with tickets reserved for players’ families, players from the Club’s girls section, and also men’s youth team players.
Interim manager Steve Dale will take charge of the Women’s team for the game, looking to add a fourth win in five friendly games since taking charge.
On the game, Dale said: “We’re very excited at the prospect of playing in front of a crowd at the Racecourse Ground, on what will be a landmark day for the Wrexham AFC Women’s team.
“This is an exciting time for women’s football in Wrexham, and this fixture only adds to that.
“It is a great opportunity to test our form as we continue to build towards the inaugural FAW Tier 2 North League season, and to showcase what the team is capable of.
“I know the girls can’t wait for the game, against tough opposition, and we are all keen to continue our good form in front of our fans.”
All invited guests will be emailed in advance, with instructions on how to purchase their tickets for the game.
On the fixture, CEO Fleur Robinson said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the Wrexham AFC Women’s team to the Racecourse Ground.
“Our co-chairmen outlined their commitment to the women’s game from the very start of the takeover, and hosting this game underlines our ambition to continue to help the Women’s team grow.
“Of course, we are also excited to be taking the important first steps towards welcoming all of our supporters back to the Racecourse Ground.
“Being able to welcome players from within our girls and youth sections is an exciting chance not only to see supporters back at the Racecourse Ground, but also to hopefully in turn inspire these young players.
“This is an important step as we build towards re-opening at full capacity, and I know Steve and the team will be working hard to mark the occasion fittingly.”
Wrexham go into the game in good form, having won three of their four matches since Dale took interim charge.
Their strikers ran riot against an inexperienced Prees United team last time out – Lauren Reese bagging four goals to take her summer tally to ten in seven matches.
They will now seek to avenge last month’s 1-0 loss to Northop Hall Ladies when the teams last met, as Wrexham continue to build towards the inaugural FAW Tier 2 North League campaign.