Sandy Domingos-Shipley: Wrexham’s Canada Supporters Club Founder

Wrexham’s Hollywood takeover has captured the imagination of football followers and fans of Ryan Reynolds all over the world.

While millions of people have tuned into the Welcome to Wrexham documentary, a group of Reynolds’ Canadian compatriots have immersed themselves in the football club and regularly meet up at the Racecourse to watch games.

‘Wrexham Canada’ was founded by Sandy Domingos-Shipley, a Toronto native now living in Leeds with a massive love of soccer.

What started as a suggestion about a possible group trip with a friend now sees hundreds of ex-pat Canadians descend on The Racecourse on matchday. After Wrexham sealed promotion to League Two in May, SQaF Untold caught up with Sandy to hear all about the formation of this unique supporters’ club.

From the famous Turf pub going to great lengths to make ‘poutine’ and make the Canadians feel at home to hanging out in a Welsh pub with Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd and developing an intense rivalry with Notts County, it has been quite the ride for ‘Wrexham Canada’ and this is just the start of the journey for Sandy and friends.

Watch the Sandy Domingos-Shipley interview in full:

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Elliott Bretland

Elliott Bretland is a freelance football writer. Having previously worked at MailOnline Sport and the Liverpool ECHO, he now spends his Saturday’s actually making use of his Everton season ticket. Elliott also spent a year with Onefootball in Berlin and took the opportunity to watch games all over Europe. You can follow Elliott on Twitter.

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