WREXHAM Police FC took the honours in their latest fundraising match, but a national mental health charity was the real winner on the day.

The police side took on a team representing the men’s suicide prevention charity, Andy’s Man Club in Broughton on Sunday, May 12.

Playing in warm conditions, Wrexham Police FC registered an 11-6 win in the high-scoring friendly.

A total of £633 was raised for Andy’s Man Club, which offers peer-to-peer support groups across the UK and online.

Proceeds from the game will help the charity to establish more free-to-attend groups within 30 minutes’ drive of any man in the UK.

Samba-Reggae percussion band, Batala Bangor gave an energetic performance ahead of the game, with partner agencies also hosting stands at the event to raise greater awareness of mental health.

Sgt Dave Smith said: “It was a brilliant day all round and certainly helped to build awareness around a very important issue.

“It was a real pleasure to share a pitch with staff from Andy’s Man Club, who do such vital work up and down the UK.


“With the game falling just before Mental Health Week, it felt like a really timely event too and I’m glad we were able to support them financially via donations.”

Wrexham Police FC return to action in Broughton this weekend in a match against Happy Somedays - a Manchester-based inclusive organisation which aims to create safe spaces for people to enjoy sport and fitness activities.

The match will kick-off at 3pm on Sunday and will be played in support of PACT North Wales.