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Pictured at the football match between Wrexham AFC and Chelsea FC, at Chapel Hill , North Carolina, are (from L to R): Erica Stevens, Kelly Taylor and Efe Sokol from the Welsh Government, with Ela Bayraktar, Marketing Manager at Moneypenny USA.

Wrexham AFC, the famous football team from Wales, is currently on an exhilarating tour of the US, capturing the hearts of football fans wherever they go. Some of the team from the Atlanta offices of UK/US outsourced communications company, Moneypenny, especially those who originate from the company’s UK headquarters in Wrexham, were lucky to attend and thoroughly enjoyed watching Wrexham AFC play London-based club, Chelsea FC, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The two teams hadn’t played each other since 1982, and Chelsea won the match with a score of 5 - 0. 

Ela Bayraktar, Marketing Manager at Moneypenny USA, grew up in Wrexham, working at the company’s Wrexham UK headquarters before moving to the business' US headquarters in Duluth. Ela attended the match and commented: "I was so excited to hear that we would be welcoming my home team, Wrexham AFC, while the team is on their summer tour. I am so proud of what they have built and of the amazing community support for the team."

Stephanie Vaughan-Jones, Head of Business Development, Moneypenny USA, is also proud of her roots: "Wrexham AFC has definitely put our city on the map. I now don't have to explain where I am from, as people have already heard of the town. I am so proud of what the team and the city have achieved - the sense of belief and community is amazing to see and I am looking forward to seeing how everyone harnesses this potential even more in the future.”

Atlanta local and Moneypenny Sales Manager, Marti Ramirez, attended the match with his partner, having won tickets in a Moneypenny company competition. He added: “I was beyond thrilled to have won the raffle to see the Wrexham match! I’ve been a fan for about a year-and-a-half – I’ve watched the documentary, I keep up with the team, and being able to watch these players in person was such an exciting experience! Also, hearing first-hand about how much this team means to my Wrexham friends makes this even more special!”

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