A mural celebrating Welsh Football is set to be painted in Wrexham City Centre in the build-up to the World Cup. 

Wales will play in their first World Cup in 64 years when they kick off in Qatar next month. 

To celebrate, a host of events are taking place. 

Wal Goch, a festival of football culture is running on the weekend of November 11-13. 

As part of the festival, celebrating the 'Red Wall' a mural has been approved for the city centre, and work on it is set to commence this weekend. 

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The mural will be painted on the side of the Fat Boar, and the artists behind the project are Liam Stokes-Massey and Adam Pritchard, who are both Wrexham lads. 

After seeing a number of football-inspired murals in the capital city of Wales, Cardiff, Liam got the idea that it was perhaps time for Wrexham to have one. 

He said: "The initial idea popped up about a year ago when a few murals started appearing in Cardiff. 

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"I felt that Wrexham had been crying out for one, although it was just about getting the funding. 

"I was approached by the organisers of Wal Goch to do some work during the weekend of the festival, so I mentioned the idea of the mural and they managed to get the funding approved for it.

"A massive thank you has to go to the organisers, as well as Rich Watkin from the Fat Boar and the Welsh Arts Council for the funding."

The Leader: Adam Pritchard (left) and Liam Stokes-Massey (right). Adam Pritchard (left) and Liam Stokes-Massey (right). (Image: Liam Stokes-Massey)

The work is set to start this weekend (weather depending) and is likely to take around two weeks, which means it should be ready to go for the weekend of the festival. 

Liam says the final design is yet to be decided but hinted at what fans can expect to see. 

"Me and Adam have worked on the design together. We put together a basic one, with Gareth Bale in it, but we have a few more ideas. 

"We want to get a reference to Michael Sheen's 'sons of speed' speech, as well as including the local lads like Neco Williams and Harry Wilson. 

"We've left it a little late but hopefully we can get everything we want in the finished piece."

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