Firstly, this fantastic display of Welsh football related shirts is a must for any football enthusiast!
From the first shirt you owned as a child to the latest club or national team replica, football fans love football shirts. Many are now considered design classics, some less so. But they all have a place in the game and a story to tell.
The History of the Welsh Game
Shirt Stories provides a glimpse into the history of the Welsh game and a destination for football shirt lovers everywhere. The exhibition follows the history of Welsh football through selected shirts held in the Welsh Football Collection and loans from private individuals. It highlights the story of men’s and women’s football at the national and club level.
The Exhibits Include:
- A shirt worn by Alan Harrington in the 1958 World Cup qualifiers.
- A shirt from Wales’ only previous appearance in a World Cup finals in 1958.
- Wales shirts from the 2022 qualifying campaign.
- A shirt worn in the first official Welsh women’s international played in 1993.
- Retro shirts from the top Welsh teams: Wrexham, Cardiff City, Swansea City and also Newport County.
Councillor Paul Roberts, Lead Member for Community Safety, Partnerships and Museums, said: “After a wait of 64 years, Wales qualified for the World Cup finals tournament. “This exhibition offers a great chance for football fans to enjoy up close memorabilia from our men’s and women’s international teams through the shirts held in the Welsh Football Collection”.
Ian Bancroft, Chief Executive, Wrexham County Borough Council and Chair of the Football Museum for Wales Steering Group, added, “This exciting Wrexham Museum exhibition is the first of many events that Wrexham – the spiritual home of Welsh Football – will be hosting”.
Shirt Stories includes a variety of football shirt inspired activities for families and any adult who would like to design their own football strip. The exhibition is now open to the public and admission is free.
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