Following the tragic news of the death of former Newport County AFC manager Justin Edinburgh at the age of just 49 in June, Rodney Parade and the Dragons in partnership with County have created a framed permanent collection of the shirts, scarfs and other memorabilia left at the stadium as tributes.
All items placed by County supporters at the stadium shortly after Justin passed away have been placed in a large frame on the Rodney Road stand concourse wall, as many supporters may have noticed during Saturday's opening match of the season against Mansfield Town.
Mark Jones, Managing Director at Dragons Rugby said: "Justin Edinburgh was the first Newport County AFC manager at Rodney Parade and the staff here shared a fantastic working relationship with him. We were all deeply saddened by the news of his untimely passing and the tributes left at the stadium gates reflected the high esteem he was held in by everyone.
“In recognition of this, Rodney Parade contacted the club with a view to the tributes at the gates being retained. From this contact, the tribute wall within the Rodney Road Stand was developed, and it is hoped it will serve as a permanent reminder of the part Justin played in the history of NCAFC."
NCAFC Chairman of Operations Gavin Foxall said: "Having a permanent tribute to Justin at Rodney Parade is a fitting tribute given the positive impact he had on the club and it’s supporters.