WREXHAM Police FC have received a kind video message from a former English Premier League football manager ahead of their first 2024 charity match.

In 2023, Wrexham Police FC raised over 19,000 for local charities and organisations across Wrexham and the surrounding area through charity football matches.

The off-duty police officers have already announced the first game of 2024 will be against Happy Somedays, a mixed-gender club from Manchester.

Ahead of the match on Saturday, February 24, former English football manager Harry Redknapp has sent a video message to the Wrexham team.

He said: "Wrexham Police vs Happy Somedays, what a fixture that is. A bit like Manchester City vs Liverpool."

Ending the message on a comedic note he added: "Don't hand out too many red cards now you police officers, we know what you're like."

Harry has previously managed AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City.

The charity match is in aid of the North East Wales Search and Rescue (NEWSAR) who need life-saving equipment replaced. You can donate here.

Such medical devices are not just equipment; they are lifelines for injured individuals in some of the most inaccessible and perilous places.

Founder of Wrexham Police FC Sgt Dave Smith said: "Our aim is to break down barriers and build stronger relationships with the community, and through our positive engagement we are reaching a wider audience.

"We are receiving support from the public, football community, and celebs from the world of tv, sport and radio and we're so grateful."


The support from Harry has gone a long way shining a light on the club and charity who desperately want to raise crucial funds.

Everyone is encouraged to donate if they can or share the JustGiving link on the Wrexham Police FC Twitter page.

The match will commence later this month and is set to be the first of many charitable events this year.