Autism Awareness Visit

Players Matty Dolan, Dan Butler and Nick Townsend visited Cwmbran High School this afternoon as part of #AutismAwarenessWeek.

All three players joined in with several indoor activities with the students, before taking the online ASD Aware test, proudly displaying their certificates in the main photo above. 

Club Captain Andrew Crofts also donated a pair of signed boots to the school which will be used in the very near future.

Esther Nicolaou, ASD Base Manager at Cwmbran High School said: "Autism is something that is very close to our hearts and we try especially during Autism Awareness week to raise as much positive awareness and acceptance that we can.

To have the support of Newport County AFC in this quest is fantastic and we are extremely grateful for everything they have done for us. The students had a fantastic time and will remember this experience for some time. Thanks also to Andrew Crofts for his signed boots that will be coming to good use in the future."

Club Director and individual responsible for Equality and Diversity for Newport County AFC, Colin Faulkner, said: "Cwmbran High Schools ASD Unit not only provides education, but crucial pathways from school into the local community for all pupils.

We are proud to support the great work they do and it’s a support network we try to mirror for those who attend games, not just with a diagnosis of ASD but anyone who we can assist in our community."