THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES – 140 YEARS
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1 February 2016

THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES – 140 YEARS

The FAW was formed on 2 February 1876 in Wrexham - 140 years ago.

The FAW was formed on 2 February 1876 in Wrexham - 140 years ago.



The Football Association of Wales is 140 years old today (2 February) and we celebrate this anniversary in the year that Wales will go to the UEFA EURO 2016 Finals in France.

The FAW was formed on 2 February 1876 at the Wynnstay Arms Hotel in Wrexham by a group of businessmen who wanted to see a team raised to play Scotland. One of the early pioneers was Llewelyn Kenrick, who became the FAW’s first Secretary.

Kenrick was charged with the responsibility of publicising the need for players to come forward to be considered for selection for the match with Scotland that eventually took place in Glasgow during March 1876. Wales lost the match 4-0.

Fast-forward to the present day and Wales has achieved one of its greatest feats after securing qualification to UEFA EURO 2016.

Jonathan Ford, Chief Executive of the FAW, commented: “We have a very proud history and an even more exciting future. We’ve got to keep building; we’ve got to keep moving.

“It’s very important to recognise our proud history, 140 years, but lets also celebrate hopefully what will also be a successful future.

"Finally, I'd like to thank everyone for the support they have shown the Association throughout the years."


THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES – 140 YEARS