Gordon Grafft and Sean McElroy have been spreading the Newport County AFC name around the US for well over a year. From travelling to USA Fanzones donning the famous Amber shirt, to delivering a Newport County AFC shirt to US Soccer Legend Jimmy Conrad, they’ve done an amazing job getting the County name out and about.
A year ago today I had the greatest day of my life - what a year it’s been since! pic.twitter.com/D8hSO070O9— Newport County USA (@NewportCountyUS) May 6, 2018
For too long, the @NewportCountyUSA account bio has read: "The [still unofficial] American Supporters' Club of Newport County AFC. Please send inquiries to: newportcountyusa [at] gmail [dot] com."
And we’re pleased that this can now say “OFFICIAL”.
Gordon and Sean watch County Matches live on our iFollowExiles service and Gordan has even made the 10,000-mile round-trip to Rodney Parade to cheer on the Exiles! [Tweet above].
When asked about how he became a County fan, Gordon said: “I became a County fan because I fell in love after learning about the club’s history, the highs and lows the supporters had been through, and the amazing people who had been a part of it all. I wanted to support a club that means something to a community - seeing how the FA Cup run brought everyone together last year was really special.”
Happy American Independence Day, Gordon, Sean and everyone else in the USA