Wrexham’s moment of international rugby recognition
November 19, 2011 by Gareth
Wrexham became the focus of international rugby recently as the Welsh and Australian teams descended on the town.
The town was home to the recent Four Nations match in which Wales clashed with Australia. The town’s Racecourse Stadium was the venue that had the pleasure of hosting the match and local rugby fans mingled with their Australian opponents in anticipation of the game.
Events like this one cause an increase in demand for local companies offering services such as programme and banner printing. Wrexham residents wanted to get a slice of the action and a piece of history in the form of programmes and souvenirs and Welsh and Australian flags were seen dotted around the town centre.
The Racecourse Stadium itself was a fitting venue for the match as it has recently undergone a major regeneration project since it was acquired by Glyndŵr University. The director of commercial services and campus management, Lynda Powell, commented on the choice of venue for this game by saying:
“A lot of work has taken place at the stadium since it was acquired by the university. We hope visitors who may be coming to the ground for the first time since the acquisition will see for themselves our commitment to the Racecourse as a community facility and key part of the region.”
Unfortunately, Wales proved no match for Australia who beat the team 14-56. However, this seemed to do nothing to dampen the spirit of the game which took place on Sunday 13th November.