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Olympic Legacy – What’s out there in Wrexham? (Part 1)

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Aug 13th, 2012.

As the euphoria of the Olympic Games begins to subside, our attentions now turn to the importance of legacy and inspiring the next generation. To do our bit Wrexham.com undertook some research to see which Olympic sports you can take part in locally and how you can get involved and take up a new sport!


Wrexham Bowmen run a thriving club out of St Christopher’s School on Stockwell Grove.

A beginners course is due to commence in early October however it’s currently full! However, if you register your interest via the contact form on the club’s website they will advise of any change to availability or alternatives which may be available.


If you think you could be the next Mo Farah or Usain Bolt then why not get involved with the Wrexham Athletics Club.

Each week the club trains on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Queensway International Stadium.

For ages 8-13, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7PM
For ages 13+ (including seniors), Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-8PM

For those new to athletics the club offers the first two sessions free of charge. A small fee per session applies thereafter payable to the venue on arrival.

To sign up you can download the Wrexham Athletics Club Membership Form or for more info have a look at the club’s website where you can find all the relevant contacts.


Team GB were a little rusty on the badminton court this time round, so all the more reason to get involved and show what you’ve got!

Sessions for youngsters get underway next month at two Wrexham locations:-

Rhosnesni Leisure & Activity Centre
Tuesdays 5-5.50PM
Sessions commence 11th September

Darland High School, Rossett
Thursdays 6.40-7.30PM
Sessions commence 13th September

Sessions will run up until Christmas (though not during half term). Participants get their first two sessions free of charge, then it’s just £1.50 per session thereafter.

No need to book, just turn up! Equipment provided.


The S.C. Wrexham Amateur Boxing Club run from Rhosnesni High School and cater for all age ranges. Training sessions take place throughout the week:-

For boys & girls aged 8+, Mondays and Wednesdays 5.30-6.30PM
For adults (16+), Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30-8PM

The club have a Facebook page so if you would like more information or have any questions feel free to post them there.

Check back for part two tomorrow.

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