Next 30: Harry Wilson

Harry Wilson, 19, is a Footballer from Wrexham

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

from Wrexham

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.


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