Robbie Savage has joined the campaign to save Plas Madoc leisure centre.
The former Wales international and football pundit said: "I loved going there as a kid. It was a treat, especially for the wave machine.
"I'll never forget the football five-a-side competitions with Llay United. I have great memories of Plas Madoc and sincerely hope it bstays open."
His support was welcomed by Rachel Lewis, of the Save Plas Madocb Leisure Centre campaign, who said: “This shows just how important Plas Madoc and other leisure facilities can be for local youngsters.
"It can be the stepping stone to an international career and it’s wonderful that Robbie hasn’t forgotten his roots here in Wrexham.
“Robbie’s comments also emphasise that Plas Madoc is about much more than just a swimming pool – it’s got a great gym and other sporting facilities that are valued by young and old alike.
“Robbie and everyone else will be more than welcome to attend the mass protest we’re holding outside Plas Madoc at mid-day this Saturday (Jan 11) as well as one outside Waterworld at mid-day on Sunday (Jan 12).
"There is also a mass lobby of the council's executive board outside the Guildhall on Tuesday, January 14 at 1.15pm. Please bring your placards and banners and tell the councillors why you want to keep Plas Madoc open.”
The campaign has also set up a website atwww.savepmlc.wordpress.com, which has a range of resources for the