Newport County AFC support JE3 Day

Newport County AFC and Oldham Athletic will join together in supporting the JE3 Foundation at this afternoon’s Sky Bet League Two fixture.

Players from both clubs will be wearing t-shirts for their pre-match warm-ups to celebrate JE3 Day - one day on from what would have been the late, great Justin Edinburgh’s 51st birthday. 

Club officials and staff will also be showing their support for the foundation by wearing JE3 Foundation pin badges at Rodney Parade.

Prior to the Exiles’ Sky Bet League Two fixture against Leyton Orient - the side that Edinburgh also guided back to the Football League - last weekend, manager Michael Flynn and captain Joss Labadie were presented with a defibrillator by Justin’s son, Charlie, who is the Founder of the JE3 Foundation.

Charlie said: "I continue to remind the group of trustees that we are saving lives. That’s down to people’s generosity and support in what we are trying to achieve.

"We are grateful to donate the defibrillator to such a wonderful football club that held a special place in dad’s heart.

"As a family, we’re always made to feel like the royal family when we come down to Newport. When we’re in the local pubs, people always want to buy me a pint and it’s fantastic.

"If we can give back to a community and a football club that meant so much to dad, that makes me and my family happy."