The players are back and are in the full-swing of pre-season training, with daily double sessions and a variety of team building activities including last week’s visit to Chepstow Racecourse (Click here to find out about their evening at the races). With the pre-season friendlies fast approaching, it’s time to think about some key dates for your diary.
It’s been a remarkable year for Season Tickets with the Club breaking the thousand mark for the first time ever with Derek Gwatkin taking home a complimentary Season Ticket to celebrate. We are currently up to 1,014 season tickets which promises a fantastic atmosphere at Rodney Parade this season.
Everyone who has purchased a Season Ticket up until 5pm today will be included in the first batch order of Season Ticket cards which will be available for collection the week commencing the 24th July. Confirmation of availability to collect from the Club will be published to supporters via all of the Clubs Media Outlets. Anyone who purchases a Season Ticket between now and the end of the pre-season will be included on the second batch print, along with all Academy Season Tickets and will be available to collect the week commencing 21st August.
Match Day Tickets
The ticket office will re-open on the 24th July (Monday – Friday, except Wednesdays 9am – 5pm) with tickets for all August away games available for purchase and collection from the Ticket Office or online. Tickets for our first home match of the season against Chesterfield and all 2017/18 home matches will go on sale from Monday 7th August in alignment with pitch refurbishments schedules.
Pre-Season Friendly Tickets
OPEN TRAINING SESSION
Supporters are invited to attend an Open Training Session on Friday 28th July; 11am-1pm at Spytty Stadium, where they will have the opportunity to view the squad ahead of the new season and gain autographs and photos. Entry is free via the exit gate located next to Bar Amber.
MEET THE MANAGER AND PLAYERS HOSTED BY ROB PHILLIPS
Fans are invited to attend the Meet the Manager Event on 3rd August at the Usk Vale Pub. Full details on ticket prices, venue, and times are available here.
SUPPORTERS TRUST OPEN MEETING
The Trust will be holding an open meeting on the 27th July. This is likely to be held in the Bisley Suite from 7pm and will cover a range of issues and provide an opportunity for supporters to ask questions.
Paul Evans has this week begun his role as Head of Supporter Services. As part of Paul’s role, he will be overseeing all Volunteers. In preparation for the 2017/18 Season, we invite all Volunteers to attend a pre-season meeting on the 26th July at 7pm in the Bisley Suite at Rodney Parade. Anyone interested in becoming a new volunteer at the Club for the 2017/18 season is also invited to attend.
The Club has been cooperating with The FA regarding supporter incidents which took place at both the Blackpool home match in March and the final match of the season against Notts County, both of which resulted in supporter bans being issued. After a three month process which has used a considerable amount of the Clubs limited resources, The FA has decided to impose no further action or fines. The Club has however been warned in relation to the future conduct of its supporters. The Club would like to remind supporters encroachment onto the field of play and the possession of smoke devices within the stadium is strictly prohibited and will result in supporter bans being imposed.
The Club is currently awaiting its full delivery of 2017/18 playing, training and retail wear which it anticipates to be available for supporters to purchase during the week of the 24th July from the Club Shop and online. Check out the Clubs Official Media Channels on Friday morning when we will be launching our 2017/18 kits.
We are delighted to welcome some new staff the Newport County AFC team.
Paul Evans – Head of Supporter Services
Paul will be taking the lead on ticketing, policies and procedures and will be the first point of call for all supporter queries.
Ben Catton - Media Apprentice
As the club focuses on providing its supporters with increased video content and an exciting new ifollow product, Ben will be in-charge of creating engaging video content. iFollow will begin in full with the beginning of the new season as we are unable to provide Livestream of the pre-season games due to EFL regulations. Sign up to iFollow now as we begin to fill our new platform with pre-season content starting with a behind the scenes video of our 2017/18 kit launch.
Joshua Edwards – Kit-man
Joshua has joined the first team staff as the Club’s kit-man. He is experienced following time at Cardiff City FC and will be an asset to the club.
With the season close to being back in full-swing, we will be providing regular updates via our website and social media channels, whilst we are looking to recommence the Monthly Communications at the end of this month.