All the clubs within the Trust operate under user level
agreements and are independently run and have raised considerable
funds for themselves.
They finance themselves and their particular specialist
requirements eg. cricket are responsible for the square, the nets,
their equipment, mowers etc.
The footballers look after the goal mouth areas and
general maintenance from revenue that they generate whilst the
remainder of the playing area is maintained by the Trust utilising
funds received from hiring out our facilities.
There has been a Cricket Club in Gresford for at least 125
years. During that time the Club has played at various locations in
the village, including grounds at Vicarage Lane, on what is now
Gresford Park and at Tolley's farm.
For about 100 years the Club's home was the High Street ground,
until it moved to the Memorial Hall in May 1997 when it was
affiliated to Gresford Trust.
runs four senior teams with first and second teams playing in
the North Wales Cricket League (with the 1st XI winning the League
Championship in 1985 and 1989, the seconds winning their respective
Leagues in two of the last three years). A midweek league team and
a Sunday eleven are also thriving. We also have a
thriving Ladies section!
In addition the Club has for many years recognised the
importance of giving youngsters the opportunity to play cricket,
and currently has four junior teams playing in the North East Wales
Leagues at ages from under 9 to under 15.
Hosting disabled cricket
A young 'Fiery Fred'?
The junior section has achieved considerable success in recent
years both in terms of numbers playing and in the success achieved
at both local and national level.
A number of our juniors are now representing North
East Wales, North Wales and Cheshire
We welcome new players - just come along to one of our training
sessions or contact a Club representative. Otherwise - just come
along and watch!
- Ian Gibson 01978 852174
- Secretary and Senior Coach:
- John Bell - 01978 752060, 07545759794, firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Lowe - 01978 852536
Further infomation about Gresford Cricket Club, including times
of training and matches is available from our website (gresfordcricket.clubbuzz.co.uk/)
or simply contact any of the above club officers
Gresford Athletic Football Club
The present day Gresford Athletic stretches back to 1946
although it is known that the club existed in the 1920's.The club
remained in the Welsh National (Wrexham area ) League until the
introduction of the Cymru Alliance League in 1990-91 when it became
one of the founder members of the league. Over the years the clubs
fortunes have varied but recent years have brought great success.
The Club was a partner with the Cricket and Tennis clubs in helping
The Trust to gain lottery funding for the excellent changing
facilities which all the clubs now enjoy. The Club play on land
owned by the Trust and in the spirit of true sportsmanship the
Football and Cricket clubs share some of the land.
Steve Harris [email@example.com]
Mobile - 07739 178301
Find out more about the
Gresford Athletic Football Club
Will it be the Millennium Stadium for these players?
Marford and Gresford Albion FC
Soccer in the village of Marford first commenced way back in
1978 when all of the boys and girls played for Gresford Youth FC
who were former members of the Wrexham and District Youth League.
The team enjoyed much success until the club was disbanded in 1982.
After a short two year break, the club was reformed in 1984 under
the banner of Marford and Gresford Albion FC and it has grown from
strength to strength from that point onwards.
The Club can currently boast the fact that we have ten teams
ranging from mini-football at Under 7's through to the Under 16
side. All in all, there are over 200 boys and girls enjoying our
Contact Paul Roberts (Secretary) on 01244 570859 for more
Find out more about Marford
and Gresford Albion FC
"You don't do it like that Dad!"
The Minutes of 1952 record the fact that the new grass tennis
courts, adjacent to the bowling green will open on Mayday. These
courts fell into disrepair and in 1993 funding was obtained for the
present courts. Club nights are held every Thursday from 6.30.
Everyone can play a few sets of tennis with whoever is there on the
night. The young ones hit the ball as hard as they can and the
oldies run as fast as they can!!
Come and join us. Contact Trevor Clark 01244 571045 or Mrs
Carolyn Crellin 01978 852084.
Gresford Recreational Club (Bowls and
Fun on the bowling green
Since its formation in the 1920's the Club has provided almost
continual facilities for members and guests to play snooker,
billiards and crown green bowls.
The two bowling greens and three snooker tables have provided
excellent facilities over many generations and a brand new Bowling
Pavilion erected towards the end of the 2009 season has greatly
enhanced the two bowling greens and provided much needed facilities
for both members and visitors.
Both snooker and bowls attract players of all ages and new
members both male and female, whether experienced or novices are
welcome for both sports.
The Snooker section has two league teams playing on Tuesday
evenings, but the Hall is available to members at all other
The Bowls section has eleven teams, including four veteran
teams, participating in five different leagues during the 2010
season. The greens are open every day from April to September with
the exception of match days.
Anyone interested in playing competitively or just for fun is
always welcome. Membership and green fees are very reasonably
priced and details are available from members listed below.
Recreational Club Chairman & Snooker contact
: Geoff Jones 01978 852428
Bowls Committee Chairman : Bill Barker 01978 852431
Recreation Club Secretary/Treasurer (Bowls & Snooker) :
Graham Owen 01978 853287
WREXHAM CHESS CLUB
During the season the club meets on Tuesdays at 7pm at the New
Memorial Hall in the village of Gresford about three miles north of
Wrexham town centre. (Postcode LL12 8PS for those with satnavs).The
New Memorial Hall is a modern building on a single level with its
own free car park. Our clubroom (the Blue Room) is quiet with
an excellent standard of lighting and heating.Tea, coffee and
biscuits are available at a small charge.
As a long established Chess Club we naturally provide facilities
for the serious player. However, we are equally keen to
provide opportunities for social play for those who like chess but
for whom chess may not be an all-consuming interest!
We have a comprehensive Information Pack that provides
full details of the club's facilities, activities and subscription
including travel directions to our venue. We will email or
post it to you on request.
Secretary: Mike Hughes
Tel: 01978-854676 Email: