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Feb 8, 2013

When Wrexham said balls to rugby

When southerners decided in 1876 that Wales' new national football team should play rugby, soccer-playing lawyer ...

Samuel Kenrick was so disgusted he called a meeting at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel in Wrexham. He was adamant that Wales should take part in international association football competitions, and the meeting resulted in the formation of the Football Association of Wales. To read more on this, and about the prime ministers who spoke publicly from the hotel's balcony, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the hotel. Or click here