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County form partnership with Local School

19 June 2014

County form partnership with Local School

Newport County AFC is delighted to announce a partnership with Llanwern High School, who will become our Training and Education Partners.

The Club and School enjoy a strong relationship, with the clubs academy already being based at the School. This formal partnership will see the Newport County first team utilise the schools excellent sporting facilities, as the training venue for next season.This will allow all of the Newport County squads to train on the same site, with the first and academy teams training side by side.

To further enhance the relationship the clubs community department, County in the community, will also be operating a brand new Futsal Scheme, with the school providing the educational part of the course.

To further support the training move to Newport from Cardiff University the club is redeveloping Bar Amber in Spytty to become the clubs training centre. The newly refurbished building will house changing rooms, a rehabilitation centre, manager and staff offices, a match analysis room and a media centre. The renovation of Bar Amber will be completed in time for the players to report back to training on 30th June 2014. 

This has been an extensive project including team management, Justin Edinburgh, Jimmy Dack, Wayne Hatswell, Llanwern High School, senior staff and directors of the football club. 

The renovation has been aided from generous donations from local sponsors for whom the club are extremely grateful.

"We are excited to be hosting Newport County and welcome them to Llanwern High School. We see the partnership being one that will benefit both Newport County AFC and our pupils. Whilst Newport County will benefit from facilities amongst the best in Wales, it will be an opportunity for Newport County to support our students and to, hopefully, encourage a future generation of players" stated Andy Knight, Director of Business at Llanwern High School.

Peter Jenkins, Headteacher at Llanwern High School stated "with the Academy, Scholarship and Futsal programmes already being run at the school, we are delighted to be able to confirm we are the official training and education partner with Newport County".

Dave Boddy, Newport County AFC Chief Executive commented "everybody involved with Newport County, is delighted that we can bring Newport County's first team training back into the city. We're delighted to be able to extend what is already an outstanding partnership with Llanwern High School and be able to use their first class facilities. It's something we have been looking at for a large part of the winter and its all finally come to fruition, that will be a great benefit to both ourselves, the school and the whole community. Being tenants at Rodney Parade and the long term lease at Bar Amber, gives the club a real presence in the city."

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