Wal Goch Festival

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About Wal Goch

Wal Goch (Red wall) is being held across Wrexham in November, with the support of the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

The three day celebration will take place on November 11-13 on the eve of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Big names from the worlds of football and film will come together in Wrexham, the Welsh game’s ‘spiritual home’ to celebrate and explore football culture from the perspective of the most important figures of all – the fans.

The festival will feature figures and influencers in the game from around the world in attendance for film screenings, workshops, talks, and comedy.

FAW CEO Noel Mooney said: “Wrexham and north east Wales is the spiritual home of Welsh football and North Walians are a huge part of our Wal Goch.

“The FAW was founded there in 1876; the first clubs emerged in the region; nowhere in the world has been hosting international football for longer than The Racecourse.

“It’s also been the breeding ground for many legendary Welsh players from Chirk’s Billy Meredith, Mark Hughes from Ruabon, Ian Rush from Flint right through to current international, Neco Williams from Cefn Mawr.

“With last year’s takeover of Wrexham AFC by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, the newly-crowned city now has global interest and hopefully a stadium that can host Cymru in the future.

“It is the perfect home for Wal Goch, which the FAW is proud to support and be a partner of”.

Organiser Russell Todd said “With Cymru qualifying for Qatar, 2022 will go down as one of the iconic years for Welsh football and it makes perfect sense to host Wal Goch in Wrexham, one of the UK’s newest cities and which is the cradle of the game in Cymru.

“We aim to embed the festival in and with the community and make it a yearly event that will bring visitors and positive attention to Wrexham, building on its recent UK City of Culture application.

“Our ambition is to be football’s answer to The Hay Festival.

”More information about Wal Goch will be released at a future date. Fans are encouraged to follow the build up to the festival on social media and check out the promotional film for the festival below.