Wrexham AFC today welcomed Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, Nigel Huddleston MP, to the Racecourse as part of his visit to the town with Wrexham’s MP, Sarah Atherton.
As part of a wide-reaching visit of the town, the Minister accompanied Ms Atherton alongside members of Wrexham County Borough Council, Mark Pritchard Leader and Ian Bancroft CEO of the Council, on a tour of the Racecourse Ground. They were led by director of Wrexham AFC Spencer Harris, and stadium manager Phil Bennett.
The Sports Minister then joined Spencer Harris and the members of the council in the boardroom to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Wrexham AFC, as well as the club’s community engagement – including becoming the first club in Wales to achieve Autism friendly status.
On the visit, Spencer Harris said: “When we were made aware that the Sports Minister was to visit Wrexham, and wished to visit the Racecourse Ground, we were very keen to take up the opportunity.
“This was an important visit for Wrexham AFC as it provided an opportunity to showcase the role Wrexham AFC plays at the heart of the North Wales community, as well as to discuss the effects of coronavirus and how the Government can support the club through the pandemic.”
Sarah Atherton MP added: “Bringing the Minister of Sport to see the Racecourse Ground was very important to me.
“We discussed the effect of coronavirus on ticket-sales revenue, and what the Government can do in partnership with HMRC to support the club through 2020.
“It was also a good opportunity to show the Minister the plans for the new stand at the Kop end, as we look forward to seeing the Racecourse transformed into a 15,000-seater stadium over the next few years."