WREXHAM and Deeside will play host to some of the best teenage footballers in Europe during a major tournament.

Deeside Stadium and Wrexham's historic STōK Cae Ras are two of the venues that will host matches during the 2026 UEFA Under-19 Championships.

UEFA confirmed today (September 26) that the tournament will be hosted in North Wales, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

Further venues here matches will be hosted are Nantporth Stadium, in Bangor, Colwyn Bay's Llanelian Road and Central Park, home of Denbigh Town FC.

The UEFA U19 Championship takes place between June and July each year, with eight teams competing.

In the past, superstars such as Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haarland have cut their teeth at the event.

FAW president Steve Williams said: “I’m very excited to see the UEFA U19 Championship come to North Wales.

“It’s an area with a rich football heritage and I’m sure football fans from across the region will be very excited to experience this tournament and assist us in delivering an excellent event.

“The FAW has experience of hosting UEFA events with the UEFA Women’s under-19 championship 2013, UEFA Super Cup 2014, and the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League finals in 2017.

“The FAW has also recently hosted several youth mini-tournaments in the North Wales region, helping the locality to gain experience, build good practice and increasing clubs capacity for hosting.”