Wrexham FC

Discussion in 'Wales' Oldest Football Clubs by name' started by Martin, May 21, 2015.

  1. Martin

    Martin Administrator Staff Member

    Wrexham FC (1873) is Wales's oldest association football club
  2. Martin

    Martin Administrator Staff Member

    Wrexham Cricket Club played their first game ‘at the ground by the turf tavern “on Friday 25 April 1863. In a Wrexham advertiser article, dated 8th October 1864, covering Denbighshire County Cricket Club's dinner at the Turf Tavern a speech made by their secretary Edward Manners was reported: There is one thing, gentlemen, for the great want of amusement in this town in winter time. It is my intention to purchase a football in the course of this week, and I shall expect a good many down to the field next Saturday. There are other games I should like to introduce, especially a Yorkshire one called knur and spell, a very nice game. It was only yesterday I called upon the Mayor and he said like should like to see an athletic club established in Wrexham (cheers.)

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