Wrexham AFC’s inaugural ‘Grassroots Youth Football Day’ at last Saturday’s home game against Dagenham and Redbridge was a huge success and we were delighted to welcome over 1,300 children and adults associated with over fifty different local youth football clubs to the Racecourse.
Attending teams had purchased discounted tickets in the lower paddocks of the Glyndwr University Stand and bkoncepts Stand and in a block of the Hays Travel Stand.
They were treated to a 1-0 victory that saw the Dragons climb to 3rd place in the league in Bryan Hughes’s first game as manager.
The teams were led out by Brymbo Lodge Under 11’s, who had won our competition to be mascots for the game.
The event was organised by WST Governing Body Director, Robert Stock, and following the event he said: "It was a pleasure to see so many children enjoying the chance to experience the excitement of watching a game at the Racecourse, which for many was their first ever visit to the stadium.
"I would like to thank the many group leaders that took the time to arrange their team’s attendance, to Matt Jones and Dan Sear in the club shop for their hard work in selling match tickets and to Ceris Walker and Ffion Walker for doing a superb job looking after our match day mascots."
Officials from the Wrexham and Flintshire youth football leagues also joined us in the boardroom as special guests on the day.
Maureen Jones, Secretary of the Queensferry Sports Flintshire Junior and Youth Football League, contacted us after the game and said: "Thank you for your hospitality and for the hard work you put into organising this event.
"Every club had a brilliant day out and would like to express their appreciation to Wrexham Football Club for allowing them this opportunity. They also said it was good to make friends with players from the Wrexham League."
Everyone at Wrexham AFC would like to thank all the attending teams for their support of the event and we hope to see them back at the Racecourse soon.