WALES | The National Team Return to Wrexham

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Tue 22 May 2018

After a decade-long exile, the Welsh Men's National Team returned to the Racecourse this morning for an open training session in front of 4,000 North Walian supporters.

The adoring crowd were witness to the best talent Wales has to offer as supporters from the North were not only given the chance to see their heroes in action, but to meet them as well.

The likes of Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams and Ben Davies were put through their paces 24 hours before flying to Los Angeles for a friendly against South American side Mexico on May 28th.

“Right from the beginning, I wanted my first training session to be in the North, just as a thank you really" said Wales chief Giggs.

“It has been a great turn out, obviously the weather helps, the sun is out, but I am really pleased and as I say it is a big thank you from myself, the players and the staff for the fans and their continued support".

Wales were last in action at the Cae Ras in 2008 where they took on Norway, running out 3-0 winners with goals from Carl Fletcher and Jason Koumas, but now the side could have a pathway for more events such as this to return to North Wales. 

Over 50 schools from across the region were in attendance with a new generation of children given the opportunity to see our national side fighting for a place in the first team. 

Wrex the Dragon was also seen entertaining the lively crowd of young reds in a morning that will be remembered for many years to come for those in attendance.

After the session the players went straight over to the crowd to spend time with the fans and pose for pictures and sign autographs in the sunshine, epitomising the national team motto, 'together stronger'.

It also saw the return of Chris Maxwell, who was last in action at the Racecourse in 2013 during a second stint at Wrexham, and has gone on to play for Preston North End and earn a call-up for the national side.

Speaking after training he commented, "Wrexham Football Club made me, for the staff that are still here it's great to see them and for Wrexham fans to support me at such a young age at 18 it'll always be a place in my heart".

A wonderful event backed brilliantly by both the supporters, the FAW and Wrexham AFC, we hope everybody involved has had a fantastic time.

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