Newport County AFC


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    In the heart of the city; Newport County AFC is a professional football club competing in League 2 of the EFL. Nicknamed the ‘Exiles’​, Newport County AFC is a Supporter-owned club.

    It is quite often said that Newport County AFC is a 30 year old Club with a 100 year history.

    County originally formed in 1912 due to some football-fanatic steelworkers who’d migrated from Birmingham and weren’t interested in Rugby which was the sport of choice for the locals. Almost entirely made up of Wolverhampton Wanderers fans, the steelworkers opted for amber as their team colour and began playing on the fields opposite their workplace, Lysaghts.

    Fastforward 77 years and a Club with so much history finds itself bankrupped and falling out of existence.

    Just three months later, in May 1989 and thanks to the dedication and hard work of 12 key individuals, a “new”​ Club was formed … Newport AFC.
    Following the sad demise of Newport County in February 1989, a new club, Newport AFC, was created by a group of County supporters three months later. The intention was to play at the highest level possible in the Football League Pyramid, with the ultimate aim of returning League football to Newport. The new club was founded, financed and run by supporters. Its motto was “Football with a Future”.

    After ten years, when we were advised that no one could chase us for Newport County’s debts, the fans were asked if they wanted to change the club’s name. Should we remain Newport AFC, revert to Newport County, or combine the old and the new as Newport County AFC? Following the vote Newport County AFC was adopted