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Gresford Trust

Run by the village for the village

Clubs

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.

Cricket Club

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.

The Club 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.

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!

Club contacts

Chairman
Ian Gibson 01978 852174

Vice- Chairman
          Ian Weaver 01978 757849

Secretary and Senior Coach:
John Bell - 01978 752060, 07545759794, john.bell87@btinternet.com
Treasurer:
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

Football Club

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.

Contact:

Steve Harris [steve@gresfordathletic.co.uk]

Mobile - 07739 178301

Find out more about the Gresford Athletic Football Club

Will it be the Millennium Stadium for these players?

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 facilities.

Contact Paul Roberts (Secretary) on 01244 570859 for more details

Find out more about Marford and Gresford Albion FC

Tennis Club

"You don't do it like that Dad!"

"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 Billiards)

Fun on the bowling green

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 times.

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.

 CONTACT DETAILS

 Secretary: Mike Hughes

 Tel: 01978-854676  Email: mike.gm.hughes@btinternet.com