Matt Arnold Death – Matt Arnold a former player and mini junior coach of Wrexham Rugby Club Ltd passed away after a brave battle against illness, according to the club’s statement on Monday, February 13, 2023. Wrexham RUFC revealed that matt helped keep the club afloat during its most difficult days. Wrexham Rugby Club Ltd wrote o Facebook;
We are saddened to hear that Matt Arnold has passed away after a brave battle against illness.Matt was a great servant to the club as a player over many years and as a coach for mini, junior and senior squads. Off the field Matt had helped keep the club afloat during our most difficult days and we will always be grateful for his support for Wrexham RUFC.Our deepest condolences and sympathies to Matt’s family and friends.”
It is with great sadness that the Club has learnt of the passing of former @CRDinbych player Matt Arnold.
A versatile player & great character to have at the Club, he will be sorely missed.
Our thoughts are with Matt’s family, friends and team mates @wrexhamrfc. pic.twitter.com/OFgNLNMfnm
— 𝗖𝗹𝘄𝗯 𝗥𝘆𝗴𝗯𝗶 𝗗𝗶𝗻𝗯𝘆𝗰𝗵 (@CRDinbych) February 13, 2023
Wrexham Rugby Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Rygbi Wrecsam) is a Welsh rugby union team based in Wrexham, Wales. Wrexham RFC is a member of the Welsh Rugby Union. Wrexham was one of the nine founder clubs of the North Wales Rugby Union, which formed at Wrexham in 1931.
In 1925, Wrexham RFC was established. The North Wales Rugby Union was established in 1931 at a meeting hosted by Wrexham. Nine clubs were involved, and the union became affiliated with the Welsh Rugby Union in June of that same year. Wrexham once played as a roaming club without a home field. This persisted until they acquired their own ground at Dean Road in 1946. They relocated to their current home field on Bryn Estyn Lane in 1976, and a year later, floodlights were put in.
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Jonah Lomu, a member of the New Zealand national rugby union squad, made a guest appearance for Wrexham RFC in a 1995 exhibition game against a North Wales XV. The Wrexham coach Phil Kingsley Jones, who had first noticed Lomu when he was 14 years old, requested this as a favor. Against South Africa in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final, Lomu made an appearance for the All Blacks. At the time, rugby union had just legalized professional play.
Following the introduction of regional rugby union teams in Wales, Wrexham’s coach led criticism of the fact that there was no professional regional team permanently based in North Wales. In 2013, Wrexham won the WRU Division Three North title. Until 2002, Wrexham RFC had run a ladies rugby team. The ladies side of the club was resurrected in 2019.
Funeral Arrangements are pending.