It's well known that pre-season isn't a players favourite time of the season so a trip to Chepstow Races was a welcome break in the midst of the fitness work which dominates pre-season training.
After last season's dramatic final day, Chepstow races sent out this tweet:
— Chepstow Racecourse (@Chepstow_Racing) May 6, 2017
It seemed like a good idea so, on the 4th July, the First Team Squad and Management celebrated with Chepstow Racecourse and enjoyed an ‘Evening at the Races’.
As well as celebrating last season, taking in the racecourse, and having the chance to get to know each other again before the next campaign, players Joss Labadie, Mickey Demetriou, and Mark O’Brien, and the Manager Michael Flynn presented the prize as SEE THE MASTER took the 19.40 118Bet Handicap Stakes.
The next big meetings at Chepstow Racecourse are Ladies Evening on Friday 14th July and Caribbean Race Night on Friday 28th July, both see great horse racing, live music entertainment and a fantastic party atmosphere!
The players and management really enjoyed their time in hospitality at Chepstow Racecourse. It’s a fantastic venue not just for racing but also for conferences, private parties, dining, weddings and exhibitions.
Chepstow Racecourse Executive Director, Phil Bell: “It was great to see Michael Flynn with the players and guests of Newport County here at Chepstow Racecourse [on Tuesday], enjoying our July evening meeting.
"Seeing the team enjoying the racing and cheering the horses over the line was brilliant as that’s exactly what we were all doing back in May when they did such an amazing job of securing their football league status, we were all behind them!
"I really hope they enjoyed their time in hospitality at Chepstow Racecourse, we would love to welcome them back soon.”
Chepstow Racecourse is also an excellent music venue. Having already played hosts to the likes of Madness and UB40, on August 25th they will welcome Feeder for the band’s homecoming gig.
The Exiles will hope that they won’t be entering the final game of the season fighting for their football league lives and with team spirit and momentum high, they will be hoping to make a real stamp on the the EFL League Two.
They begin their 2017/18 campaign with an away fixture at Stevenage on the 5th August.