City to get behind Newport County AFC's FA Cup bid

Posted on Thursday 18th January 2018

Football fans are in for a massive treat at the end of the month when Newport County AFC take on Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in their fourth round tie of the FA Cup.

Newport City Council, Newport BID (Businesses Improvement District) and the football club are joining forces to help people across the city show their support for manager Michael Flynn and his team ahead of the biggest FA Cup match for decades.

There will be good luck banners and bunting put up at key points around the city centre and local businesses and residents can join in the fun by decorating their windows with anything black and amber

And a special poster highlighting the big match is being prepared by the club for everyone to download so they can put it in their windows.

This will be available on the council website and that of Newport Now BID.

Leader of Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox said the council is delighted to join forces with the BID and Newport County AFC to help celebrate the club’s success.

“Newport County AFC is our city’s team and we know they have a lot of support among their fans but we hope everyone will get behind the club, the manager and the players by showing support by displaying the poster and dressing premises in the club colours.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to show everyone that Newport can host big events and provide entertainment to draw in the visitors who want to be part of this special day,” said Cllr Wilcox.

Newport County AFC director Gavin Foxall said the fourth round tie represents a great opportunity for both the Club and the City.

“We are delighted to be working with Newport City Council who we work closely with on a regular basis and appreciate the continued support. In addition we are looking forward to forming a new relationship with Newport BID in the run up to the game,” said Mr Foxall.

Kevin Ward, Newport Now BID Manager said: “This is more than just a football match. It is a huge event for the city and adds to our growing reputation as a centre for sporting excellence.

“We’d like to see the city turn black and amber in the run-up to the match, with businesses in particular showing their support for the Exiles.”

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