This Saturday Newport County AFC welcome Cambridge United to Rodney Parade in the final home match of the season. Check out everything that is planned on the day by reading the article below!
About the Match…
Our visitors are Cambridge United. After sacking manager Shaun Derry earlier on in the season and flirting with relegation, The U's will be happy to see the back of this season. County have already beaten United twice this season in the League and the FA Cup, can they complete the treble this Saturday?
Find out more about the match in our Preview.
Joining us at Rodney Parade for the first time?
Great! We look forward to welcoming you! Rodney Parade is located right in the heart of the City and there's always plenty to do before and after a game. We aim to create a fantastic atmosphere throughout the whole ground to allow you to really enjoy your time in Newport.
So, put on something amber (or yellow) and get ready to sing along with the rest of the Amber Army! You’ll find loads of Handy Hints on our First Time Fans Webpage Page and can enjoy in-depth information in our First Time Fans Guide.
What’s happening apart from the football?
We Fight Any Claim Marquee - Hosted by Newport City Radio
As always, the We Fight Any Claim Marquee will be open from midday with Newport City Radio taking on the hosting duties from 5pm. They will be playing chart music, hosting live interviews with first team players, running competitions and introducing live music as well. We will also have Inflatables, Balloon animals, Circus tricks, and a kick about on the Oval! (this is weather dependant).
Can’t get there that early? Well, there’s no need to miss out on the build-up, you can listen live at www.newportcityradio.org
IMPORTANT : The WFAC Marquee will be closed at the end of half time in preperation for the End of Season Awards. It will re-open at 5pm to ticket holders only for this special event. Not got a ticket? Buy one here or go directly to the Club Shop now!
DEAF BLIND PENALTIES – Deafblind Cymru
Can you score a penalty into an empty net? What about past a goalkeeper? What about past a goalkeeper when you can’t hear? What about past a goalkeeper when you can neither see nor hear? Deafblind Cymru are a charity who work to help deaf and blind people live the fullest life possible offering support to get people diagnosed as Deafblind to get back to the things they love. On Saturday, they will be giving you the opportunity to try out your penalty taking skills as a Deafblind person.
The Club Shop will be open from 10am until kick off for you to pick up all your merchandise, shirts or programmes! We will also be open for 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.
We have some fantastic bargains in our End of Season sale with great savings to be made across all FBT Kit.
The Programme Shop
Not only is this the best place to purchase your matchday programme, The Programme Shop also boasts matchday programmes dating back over 40 years!
Located between the old Snelling Bar and the Club Shop, the Programme Shop is a little treasure trove of Matchday Programmes and Club badges from over 200 Clubs. They also stock books, magazines and a whole host of interesting football-related items for you to browse and buy. All this tucked away in a nook of Rodney Parade!
The Programme Shop will open at 5.30pm and close at kick off but will re-open after the match.
Bucket Collection – Arthritis Research UK
On Saturday we welcome disease research charity Arthritis Research UK to Rodney Parade.
Arthritis Research UK are an ambitious charity who exist to prevent the onset of arthritis, develop a cure for arthritis and transform the lives of those with arthritis (now and in the future) by building, applying and sharing knowledge.
Find out more about the charity here and please give generously.
Commomwealth Games Athletes
Newport County AFC are delighted to welcome Jon Mould and Sam Harrison from the Welsh Commonwealth Cycling Team to tomorrow's match.
Jon Mould is from Newport and won Silver in the Roadrace at the Gold Coast. He also took part in the Track Cycling with 2 top ten finishes in his events.
Sam Harrison is from Cross Keys and finished 4th in the 4km Team Pursuit and 10th in the Individual event. He also competed alongside John in the 40k Scratch race.
Both Athletes will walk a lap of honour at half time so don't miss that! We look forward to welcoming two local Athletes to Rodney Parade.
Half Time Draw
The new and improved Half Time Draw is still going strong. Last week’s winner walked away with half the money raised whilst the three runners up took home fantastic prizes such as money off at the Club Shop and two free cinema tickets.
You can find out exactly what prizes are available and how you can be a winner without actually winning by clicking on the link below.
Order of Events
10.00am - Ticket Office and Club Shop open
Midday - Marquee opens
Midday - Disabled Supporters Association arrive to assist supporters.
12.30pm - Rodney Parade & Maindee School Car Parks open (Car parks close at 2.00pm & 2.15pm respectively)
1.00pm – Newport City Radio Fanzone Opens.
1.30pm - Hospitality opens
1.30pm - Programmes and Half Time Draw Tickets on sale
1.30pm - Turnstiles open
2.00pm - Here to Help Volunteers available to assist supporters.
2.00pm - Teams are announced.
2.15pm - Teams come out to warm up.
3.00pm - Kick Off vs Swindon Town
3.45pm - Half Time and Community Matches*
4.00pm - Second Half begins / WFAC Marquee closes
4.45pm - Full Time*
5.30pm - Ticket Office and Club Shop closes
* Times are not exact as the referee can award a different length of added time at the end of each half.