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Local AM writes to Welsh FA urging Racecourse host Wales Women v England qualifier

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 13th, 2018.

The Wales Women’s team beat Russia 3-0 infront of a crowd of 1200 in Newport yesterday, with Wrexham’s Racecourse ground being touted as a possible venue for a key qualifier against England.

Wrexham’s Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths has today written to the Chief Executive of the Football Association of Wales urging him to consider using the Racecourse in August.

The letter offers congratulations to the Women’s national team who are on the verge of automatic qualification for the World Cup, and adds “I was interested to to hear the final fixture against England on 31st August that you are keen to ensure the team has the ‘best competitive advantage’ and I would urge you to consider Wrexham AFC’s Racecourse Stadium as the ideal venue.”

“As well as having the required facilities and infrastructure, the Racecourse has a rich international footballing history, which can inspire Jayne Ludlow’s team.”

The ‘enormous appetite’ for international football in Wrexham and North Wales is also referenced, with Lesley Griffiths adding “I am certain local supporters would back the Women’s team just as vigorously” as when several thousand turned out to watch a men’s team training session.

There is no date for any decision, however the fixture is on the 31st of August later this year.

Top pic: The men’s team train under the world’s tallest freestanding floodlights.

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