National Sporting Heritage Day 2021 - #NSHD2021
25 Sep 2021, Saturday

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The theme of National Sporting Heritage Day 2021 is 'Inspire, Share, Celebrate' that will focus on inter-generational activities and learning; using sporting heritage collections and stories to encourage conversations across generations and support young people to learn about the sporting pioneers that came before them.

At the MetCoaches Community Stadium we will start the celebrations with our Ex-Players day, which provides a chance to share and relieve those special days at the home of the Martyrs with fans, teammates & friends! Reminisce about the moments that still inspire and are talked about to this day.

Our mobile museum will also be on display and there is also a photo archieve of the post-war years at the Club. 

Plymouth Argyle Archive will also celebrate National Sporting Heritage Day by digitizing more of their fantastic photography collection to add to their growing digital archive of heritage stories. A project very similar to one that we are also undertaking.

Expo’r Wal Goch CBC are working with the Welsh Football Museum in Wrexham to release oral histories and a digital exhibition exploring the experiences of Welsh female football fans from the Euros in 2016 to the present day. For further information about the activities on National Sporting Heritage Day 2021 contact Russell Todd of Expo’r Wal Goch on 07749 279 481 or expowalgoch@gmail.com.

Nick Jones is the lead officer developing a Football Museum for Wales in Wrexham, the spiritual home of Welsh football, and is providing curation advice to the project. Nick said, “The Football Museum for Wales must celebrate all aspects of football in Wales, including the contribution women have made to the game in Wales as players, officials and fans. Oral histories are a rich component of museum collections so it made sense to support Penny and Expo’r Wal Goch’s efforts and to join in with the National Sporting Heritage Day celebrations”. Nick added, “I’d encourage fans to contact the museum with any stories or objects related to the women’s game in Wales, so we can build our collection further.”



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