A WREXHAM sports organisation is keen to get everyone working to empower schools across the county.

'Active Wrexham' in partnership with Wrexham Community Trust delivered two successful football festivals involving primary schools across Wrexham county.

Held at Ysgol Rhosnesni and Ysgol Y Grango on Thursday, November 26 and Friday 27, 42 schools were given the chance to compete, encouraging 450 children to become more 'active.'

The event was attended by the legendary Wrexham AFC mascot 'Wrex the Dragon' as well as AFC Women assistant manager Josh Evans and AFC Community Trust member Megan Buckley.

Active Wrexham Manager Rob Ward was thrilled with the turnout and the effort and determination shown by his staff and the children involved.

He said: "All schools had the chance to meet Wrex the Dragon which the children were very excited about.


"The impact these days have are huge as they get more young people being active and taking up physical activity, they give the opportunity for some young people to have their first ever experience of sport and the local community clubs are promoting increasing activity outside of school.

"Days like these are replicated across other sports throughout the year. Active Wrexham are always looking to try to break down as many barriers as possible stopping young people being active."

The organisation frequently hosts activities and events both during and outside of school hours, offering one-to-one support and arranging sessions with professional coaches.