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Jun 10, 2016

Birthplace of Wales' football team

Wales' participation in the UEFA European Championships 2016 stems from a Ruabon solicitor's opposition to calls from South Wales that rugby was the sport ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

at which a national football team should play against Scotland or Ireland. Llewellyn Kenrick favoured association football and called a meeting at the Wynnstay Arms in Wrexham in 1876. The Football Association of Wales was formed at the meeting - and it had less than two months to assemble a team for the first match. For more about this historic building, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the main entrance. Or click here