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Wrexham FC back active lifestyle campaign

Toddlers from a Wrexham day nursery got the chance to meet two Wrexham FC stars as part of a national campaign celebrating the benefits of being active and healthy.

The club has been working with Glyndŵr University’s Centre for the Child to promote ‘Happy Body Healthy Me,’ an initiative organised by the National Day Nurseries Association.

A group of children from the Little Scholars nursery, based at the centre, met Rob Ogleby and Elliott Durrell on the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium pitch on Wednesday.

The meeting was part of a week-long series of activities to support giving the children the energy for learning, play and fun.

This includes a healthy breakfast and visit from Vaughan Gething, Deputy Minister for tackling poverty, on Friday.

Lynda Powell, director of campus management and commercial services for Glyndŵr University, said: “We are delighted to be working with Wrexham FC and the Little Scholars nursery to promote the value of young people getting outdoors, playing and being as active as they can.

“Sport is one of the core strengths of Glyndŵr University and this initiative demonstrates how our facilities can benefit the whole of the community in Wrexham.”

Wrexham FC Commercial Manager, Steven Cook, said: “It’s great to be able to utilise the players to provide a stimulus to kids locally. 

“Anything that encourages them to be more active and eat healthily can only be of benefit to youngsters in the community.”

Peter Graham, Director of Active Childcare Ltd, said: “The children were very excited to visit the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium and meet the players.

“We are really grateful to Wrexham FC and Glyndŵr University for supporting our commitment to promoting the health and fitness of children attending the nursery.”

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