COMMUNITY | Wrexham AFC present Kop barrier to The Turf - 'where it all started'

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sat 26 Sep 2020

Wrexham AFC have paid tribute to the club’s foundation, by presenting The Turf with a barrier from The Kop.

Football club director Phil Salmon, whose company AEC Engineering removed and restored the barrier, presented it to The Turf’s owner, Wayne Jones.

The barrier features a plaque, remembering ‘where it all started’ for Wrexham AFC way back in 1864.

It was at a meeting at The Turf in 1864, overlooking the original Racecourse, that members of Wrexham Cricket Club elected to form a football club in the town.

The club, designed to fill their spare time in the winter, played its first match a week later and both Wrexham AFC and The Turf remain in place on the Mold Road to this day.

Phil Salmon said of the presentation: “We enjoy a good relationship with Wayne and The Turf and it seemed a fitting home for one of the iconic Kop barriers – particularly given the historical link between The Turf and the Football Club.”

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