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150 years of Wrexham Football Club

The museum will be officially opened by Mayor of Wrexham Cllr Alan Edwards and former Wrexham FC player Dixie McNeil will be guest of honour.

Here are a few facts about the club:

  • Established in 1864, it's Wales' the oldest club and the third oldest in the world
  • The Racecourse is the world's oldest international football ground still in use
  • The first international played there was Wales v Scotland in 1877
  • Wales v Ireland at the Racecourse in 1906 was captured by film pioneers, Mitchell and Kenyon, in the first surviving film of an international football game.

Wrexham FC marks 150th birthday with pop-up museum

Established in 1864, Wrexham is Wales's oldest football club Credit: ITV News

A pop-up museum celebrating Wrexham Football Club's 150th anniversary is being launched today.

The museum will remember iconic club moments including Mickey Thomas's free kick against Arsenal in the 1992 FA Cup third round tie.

The world's first 'playboy footballer' Leigh Rhoose played at the Racecourse in 1906

The Racecourse ground hosted Wales v Ireland on April 2, 1906, which became the first surviving film of an international football game. That game featured the world's first 'playboy footballer' Leigh Rhoose, who is also remembered at the museum.

The museum at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre will be open until Saturday. Fans who have any memorabilia they would like to share can ring 07970 318081 or email wrexhamfootball@bakehousefactory.co.uk.

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Chester 0-0 Wrexham (FT)

Wrexham draw 0-0 with Chester in their cross-border derby.

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KEVIN WILKIN: A draw was a fair result in the end. It was competitive, scrappy and a fantastic atmosphere

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KW: We stayed disciplined and organised and got another clean sheet. We didn't score but we'll try and rectify that on Monday

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Wrexham FC joins forces with uni for degree scheme

Ask Wrexham's fans and they'll tell you the team's always played educated football. Now the idea is to educate the footballers too.

They're introducing a tie-up with Glyndwr University next door - the idea is to get players a degree and a career after retirement - and they get to play for the Dragons whilst they study.

Rob Shelley's been to hear about a world where free kicks meet learning curves.

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