Photo credit: Liverpool Football Club
To mark three decades of the IWA’s role in making Wales better, we decided to look forward to ‘the next thirty years’ by introducing some of the people who will be shaping ‘the Welsh agenda’ as the future unfolds. We have teamed up with PricewaterhouseCoopers and their #GreatWales campaign, which celebrates the ideas and people who contribute to the Wales of the future.
Harry Wilson, 19, is a Footballer
Harry Wilson has all the hallmarks of typical winger – bags of pace, a great touch, ability and acceleration with the ball at his feet. Having been on the books at Liverpool since Under 9 level, he was handed his first-team debut by Jürgen Klopp when he came off the bench against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup third-round replay on January 18 2017. Remarkably, this club debut came long after a first appearance for Wales in a World Cup qualifier against Belgium in October 2013, taking Gareth Bale’s record to become, at 16 years, 208 days, the country’s youngest ever player.
Each day, throughout the month of June, we are celebrating the exceptional people on the Next 30 list by publishing a short pen portrait here on Click on Wales, as well as raising their profile on Twitter using #IWAnext30 and #GreatWales to highlight the exciting contributions these people are making to Wales’ future.
While you’re here, we’ve got something to ask you: will you join us?
We’re working every day to bring the right people together and generate the ideas to make Wales a world-leading force.
We’re independent of government and political parties. We provide a much-needed space for open, transparent debate about the ideas that can make Wales better.
To continue to do this, we need people like you to join us.
Join us today and you’ll be supporting vital work that’s making our country better than ever.