Having nominated Amy Griffiths, General Manager of Gwersyllt Cricket Club as Wrexham’s ‘Local Sport Community Champion’, a reception at Number 10 Downing Street was the perfect opportunity to highlight how UK Government funding is enabling the club to lead the path to sporting success.
The club was amongst the many Wrexham recipients who received a portion of the £24 million from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund. A few months ago, I visited the club and heard from Amy about how they were going to spend the £500,000.
During the reception, Amy provided the Culture Secretary, Lucy Frazer MP and my office with some exciting updates. Whilst there is a long way to go until completion in 2024, building and drainage works for the new cricket pavilion have begun! This facility will provide digital and numeracy courses and physical activity classes. It was particularly exciting to hear that they are expanding the cricket offering with more availability for girls and ladies’ teams, as well as increasing opportunities for young, budding players!
This is an exciting new chapter in the history of the club, and I will be closely following their progress.