COLWYN Bay, Bangor and Denbigh are among the places which will host matches of the 2026 UEFA Under-19 Championships.

UEFA confirmed today (September 26) that the tournament will be hosted in North Wales, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Football Association of Wales (FAW).

Matches are set to be played at the following venues:

  • The Racecourse, Wrexham.
  • Nantporth Stadium, Bangor.
  • Llanelian Road, Colwyn Bay.
  • Deeside Stadium, Deeside.
  • Central Park, Denbigh.


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Colwyn Bay FC said it felt “privileged” that its stadium, also known as the 4 Crosses Construction Arena for sponsorship purposes, will be used for the tournament.

Denbigh Town, who play at Central Park, added: “Denbigh Town is delighted to be selected as a host stadium for the U19 Euro finals in North Wales in 2026.

“We look forward to welcoming our European neighbours to Central Park.”

The UEFA U19 Championship takes place between June and July each year, with eight teams competing - seven that have progressed through two qualifying rounds, and the host nation.

It is known for featuring the stars of the future, with Harry Kane, Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haarland all having played in it previously.

Steve Williams, FAW president, said: “I’m very excited to see the UEFA U19 Championship come to North Wales.

“It’s an area with a rich football heritage and I’m sure football fans from across the region will be very excited to experience this tournament and assist us in delivering an excellent event.

“The FAW has experience of hosting UEFA events with the UEFA Women’s under-19 championship 2013, UEFA Super Cup 2014, and the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League Finals in 2017.

“The FAW has also recently hosted several youth mini-tournaments in the North Wales region, helping the locality to gain experience, build good practice and increasing clubs capacity for hosting.”