03.02.2023 20:02 h

Wrexham to play in million dollar tournament

Non-league Wrexham, who have shot to international fame through a reality television series, are to play in a $1m million-dollar seven-a-side tournament in the United States, organisers said on Friday.

The Welsh club, owned by Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, play in the fifth-tier of England's pyramid, the National league.

The club have gained a following in the United States following the success of the series 'Welcome to Wrexham' which charts the fortunes of the team since their 2020 sale to Reynolds and McElhenney.

'The Soccer Tournament' is a winner-takes-all competition featuring 32 teams and will be played in North Carolina from June 1-4.

The competition will include teams organized by former United States women's national team midfielder Heather O'Reilly, and former U.S. men's national team players Jimmy Conrad, Clint Dempsey and DaMarcus Beasley.

Another U.K. based non-league team, Hashtag United, will also play in the tournament.

Wrexham's team will feature club legends and the club have promised to spend half their prize money on community activities should they triumph.