As part of the Club’s International Women’s Day celebrations, we welcomed students from Ysgol Morgan Llwyd to the Racecourse Ground for a Women’s Day lunch.
The lunch was hosted by our Women’s First Team Captain Kim Dutton, and featured three Q&A sessions, with Wrexham AFC CEO Fleur Robinson, Cymru Women Manager Gemma Grainger and Ysgol Morgan Llwyd Headteacher Catrin Pritchard.
Alongside our guest speakers, our Head of Women’s football Gemma Owen and Women’s first team players, Megan Buckley, Mia Roberts and Lili Jones who each hosted a table.
During the event, it was announced that Gemma Owen will be the Club’s Official Her Game Too ambassador, reiterating the values of equality, diversity and inclusion within the football club.
Across Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26, we will be hosting our Her Game Too weekend, starting with our Men’s First Team fixture against York City, followed by our Women against Connah’s Quay Nomads on the Sunday.
Speaking on the event, Wrexham AFC CEO Fleur Robinson said: “It was fantastic to meet and chat to the girls from Ysgol Morgan Llwyd at today’s International Women’s Day event.
“We hosted the event to inspire future generations by talking about the many opportunities available to them and listening to the challenges and highlights our guest speakers have experienced in their careers. This is the first of many events that the Club and Community Trust will be hosting.
“I would like to place a special thanks to Cymru Women Manager Gemma Grainger for giving up her time to attend the event as a guest speaker.
“I would also like to thank Kim Dutton for doing an amazing job hosting, with the support of Megan Buckley, Mia Roberts and Lili Jones and our Head of Women’s Football Gemma Owen."
Gemma Grainger, who signed a new deal with the National Team in January, explained she was delighted to be a part of the event.
She said: “To celebrate International Women’s Day here at the Racecourse Ground has been really special.
“Inspiring many young females in the community with the work the Football Club and FA Wales are doing makes it an incredible event to attend.”
Reflecting on the day, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd Headteacher Catrin Pritchard said: “I would like to thank Fleur Robinson and John Widdowson for inviting us here today to experience International Women’s Day at Wrexham AFC.
“It’s been brilliant to see how engaged the students have been with the women’s players, and also the guest speakers such as Gemma Grainger and Fleur Robinson. It was an incredible experience, diolch yn fawr.”
Tickets for Wrexham AFC Women vs Connah’s Quay Nomads at the Racecourse Ground on March 26 are on sale now for just £1, and they can be purchased from https://www.eticketing.co.uk/wrexhamafc