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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


Chester 0-0 Wrexham (FT)

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

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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