WHAT WE DO
Working in the community, spreading the name Wrexham Inclusion Football Club
What We Do, How We Support.
2017 Promotional Video
Experiencing life changing experiences, travel and make new friends
LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES
Formed in 2011 by a gentleman named Russell Jones who was working at the Cunliffe Resource Centre as an extra weekly activity for service users, the group trained at Glyndwr, had a solid base of 15 attendees regularly and travelled to a couple of tournaments each year to keep the players engaged and excited. During these early days the club supported purely physical and mental disabilities and learning needs and were supported greatly by Universal Builders as sponsors.
In 2014 Russell handed over the reigns of management to Carl Austin due to ever growing commitments and changes in direction of work. Carl who worked in the care sector continued to imbed the superb work of Russell’s tenure and furthered the outreach by seeking more friendlies and tournaments. Wrexham were quickly increasing in stature both in size and reputation.
Early 2015 saw the amalgamation of Wrexham the closing of a local mental health support group on Plas Madoc, PMAV. The PMAV group, ran by Wayne Greenshields previously saw expansion and development on the horizon as Wayne joined forced with Carl to create a wider, more inclusive and diverse service user led approach.
Now the WDFC supported service users from not only disability, but mental health, criminal justice, substance misuse, homelessness, etc, and travelling to up to 20 tournaments a year.
In 2016 the club completed its first overnight trips, up and down the UK, as high as Middlesbrough and as far down as Brighton. Along our travels we have played in competitions and travelled to –
Brighton, Lewes, Mansfield, Tranmere, Liverpool, Northampton, Everton, Lytham, Fleetwood, Middlesbrough, Sheffield, Newport, Colwyn Bay, Porthcawl, Bradford, Doncaster, Lilleshall, Preston, Airbus and many more.
2016 was the year we saw the introduction of the man they call ‘Anderton’, our very own Andy Calton with his ever growing injury list joined us as our media person, and quickly grew our facebook, twitter, photo and video coverage by storm. Collectively his work has seen our clubs professionalism grow ten fold and this has supported our marketing and advertising powers
We have in 2017 created history by becoming the first Welsh team to play in the European Mental Health Championships in Munich where we ranked 4th against some of the elite teams in Europe.
2017 also saw the Merit Steward take the role of development manager, her position has been instrumental in creating our new 2 tier system to support players of all ages and abilities.
Our project and product is affiliated and backed by the Welsh FA of Wales, as we are the official training providers of mental health football in the area.
The club is run completely voluntary, our staff are unpaid, dedicated volunteers who give their effort, time, resource and passion to support the people of Wrexham, we hope you enjoy our website