7th November 2011, 14:52
Buy Wales shirts in Wrexham and help charity
As Wales prepare for their historic home fixture in the Gillette Four
As Wales prepare for their historic home fixture in the Gillette Four Nations tournament against Australia at the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium on Sunday 13th November (kick-off 5.45pm), Wrexham is a buzz of anticipation as they get ready to welcome the Aussie fans to North Wales.
To mark this occasion and as part of an on-going community initiative in North Wales, Wales Rugby League have again teamed up with charity partner Nightingale House Hospice to raise much need funds for the organisation.
Nightingale House will be selling the National shirt in their two Wrexham shops, Brook Street and Rhosnesni Lane, and in return will receive a percentage of the price direct to their charity.
So it's a chance for fans to show their support for Wales by wearing their colours and helping a worthy cause at the same time.
For more information on how to "Show Your Colours" and help the Hospice please visit the hospice website www.nightingalehouse.co.uk.
Caroline Siddall, Income Generation Director at Nightingale House Hospice, said: "We were thrilled to be chosen as the charity for Wales Rugby League for the Gillette Four Nations matches and are proud to be associated with our national team. We will be selling the national shirt in our two Wrexham shops until Saturday afternoon and I really hope many of you will take the opportunity to show your support to both the team and the hospice by buying a shirt and showing your colours."
With the Gillette Four Nations tournament entering its final week Wales can look back with pride at the brave performances the team have put in, despite the score lines, in their opening encounter with England and a tough match with World Champions New Zealand.
Wales Rugby League's General Manager Mark Rowley said: "We always knew it was going to be hard for us coming up against the best in the world but if our aim is to consistently be up there with the best what better way to measure our progress than to play against them. I don't think that the scores did justice to the commitment and effort that the team put in but unfortunately sport can be cruel like that.
"We had opportunities to score points but made errors at crucial parts of the game which cost us. That's what happens at this level. We're all immensely proud of squad, many of who play their rugby on a part time basis, but their bravery and heart for the shirt has been unquestionable. Of course it doesn't get any easier with Australia in the last game. It's our only home match of the tournament and we're hoping for a full house at the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium in Wrexham. I'm sure the crowd will lift the boys on Sunday.
"Our focus has always been on the 2013 World Cup and this tournament has been a great benchmark for us. The players will benefit from this experience and I think by the time that competition comes around we'll surprise a few people."
Tickets for Wales v Australia at the Glyndŵr University Racecourse Stadium on Wrexham Sunday 13th November (kick-off 5.45pm) are still available, priced £10 adults and £5 concessions. Tickets can be purchased by calling 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk.