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14 February 2016

Young fan Daniel Ingram enjoyed the experience of being our first Junior Chairman for the Day.

Daniel plays football for Whitehead Graig United juniors at under-8 level and has been coming to Rodney Parade to support the Exiles since he was four.

His dad Martin nominated him to be junior chairman for the day and mum Laura accompanied him to the match.

“I met the manager and the players and got to watch the match,” said Daniel.

“I’ve been supporting Newport for three years and it was a great day.”

Mum Laura said: “He’s had a brilliant day. He’s met the directors and players and watched the game and had a great experience and a really good day that he’ll always remember.”

Director Gavin Foxall added, “We’re always looking at ways to engage and involve people in the community because we’re a community-owned club and we want to do that as much as possible.

“Daniel is our first junior chairman of the season and we’ve got another four lined up.

“Hopefully it’s something that will be a success and we’ll carry it on for next season.

“Daniel got to meet the players, the manager and the directors and eat with the directors.

“He watched the game from the director’s box and went across for the post-match press conference as well so he got a real sense of how it works behind the scenes on a match-day.”

Anyone under the age of 16 can apply for the special role, or be nominated by a relative, friend or teacher.

Smart dress for the occasion is essential with plenty of photo opportunities throughout the day, as the winner will be given the full VIP treatment.

, outlining why you believe you or your relative should be Exiles chairman for the day, along with your preferences of matches you would like to attend. wanting to apply should email 

The child and/or parent must be a valid member of the Supporters Trust to take part and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and consent must be given to be photographed throughout the day, with pictures being used on the club’s website and social media.


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