With the Word Cup just around the corner, and the Wal Goch festival taking place this weekend, it’s an exciting time for Welsh football at the moment.

The sport plays a huge part in the identity and culture of Wrexham. We have the oldest international stadium in the world and the Football Association of Wales (FAW) was formed here back in 1876…so it’s little wonder we consider Wrexham the spiritual home of the Welsh game.

Work is ongoing for the development of a Football Museum for Wales to be based here in Wrexham, and there are plans for the Wrexham Gateway…including redevelopment of the Racecourse Ground.

So the future of football – both locally and internationally – looks bright.

This November we look to celebrate together and follow the current success of our national team through a series of events in Wrexham.

Here are some highlights (you can find more info on Wrexham Council’s news blog at news.wrexham.gov.uk)…

Expo’r Wal Goch

November 11-13

This three-day event celebrating football culture will be held in venues across Wrexham.

Find out more at www.footballfansfestival.com

Wales v USA – City Centre Fan Zones

November 21 (KO 7pm – events start at 5pm)

If you can’t get to Qatar, get down to one of the fan zones in Wrexham city centre!

• High St

• Ty Pawb

Wales v Iran – City Centre Fan Zones

November 25 (KO 10am – events start from 9am)

• High St

• Ty Pawb

Wales v England – City Centre Fan Zones

November 29 (KO 7pm – events start from 5pm)

• High St

• Ty Pawb

Wrexham Museum

Check out the exhibition called ‘Shirt Stories: A shirt by shirt history of Welsh football.’

Find out more at www.wrexhamheritage.wales

And if you’re passing the museum, why not get a picture next the giant Wales bucket hat? Share your pics on social media using the #WalGochWrecsam hashtag.

Ty Pawb

Pop along to the Family Art Club on November 12 at 10am to design your own football scarf (£3).

Or drop into Ty Pawb at 4pm on November 21, 24, or 29 to screen print your own football flag to take home, with printmaker Rhi Moxon (free).

Find out more at www.typawb.wales