Champions League trophy set for Wales tour

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Wales international Gareth Bale has won the Champions League twice with Real Madrid

The Champions League trophy will go on tour around Wales before the 2017 final in Cardiff on 3 June.

First Minister Carwyn Jones will travel with former Wales football striker Ian Rush to Switzerland on 21 April to get the trophy from Uefa's headquarters.

The trophy will be "welcomed" to the host city with a parade from Cardiff Castle to the Principality Stadium.

It will then embark on a tour around Wales, stopping at schools, clubs and popular public locations.

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The women's Champions League trophy, the final of which will be staged at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday, 1 June, will also be on the tour.

The second-legs of the men's quarter-final ties will be staged this week.

UEFA Champions League Trophy Experience, public event dates in Wales:

Friday 21 April: 16:45 Trophy arrival in Wales and procession from Cardiff Castle to Principality Stadium

Saturday 22 April: 13:30-15:00 Liberty Stadium in Swansea

Sunday 23 April: 16:00-20:00 Aberystwyth Town Football Club

Monday 24 April: 14:00-19:00 Bangor City Football Club

Tuesday 25 April: 17:00-18:30 Llandudno Football Club

Wednesday 26 April: 18:00-20:00 Bala Town Football Club

Saturday 29 April: All day Beaumaris Castle

Sunday 30 April: 11:00-17:00 Portmeirion (Public event)

Monday 1 May: 18:00-20:00 Cefn Druids Football Club, Wrexham

Thursday 4 May: 10:00-16:00 Haverfordwest town centre

Saturday 6 May: 09:00-11:00 Newtown Football Club, 13:00-15:00 Brecon Leisure Centre, 17:00-20:00 Merthyr Town Football Club

Sunday 7 May: 10:00-14:00 Tenby

Monday 8 May: 14:00-16:00 Friars Walk Shopping Centre, Newport, 18:00-20:00 Cwmbran Stadium

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