Sam Houldsworth

Craig Morgan


Newport Stadium



Sky blue shirts with a navy stripe, navy blue shorts and sky blue socks


All red

Newport City

Newport Stadium, Newport


Sam Houldsworth

07976 405825

07976 405825

Alternative Secretary

Craig Morgan

07870 260174

07870 260174

The club was initially formed in 1963 as Spencer Works AFC and joined the Newport & District League.

The club later entered the Gwent Premier League, winning it in 1970-1 and 1971-2 and was then elected to the Welsh Football League for the 1972-3 season, where we have been ever since.

The club spent most of the next twenty seasons in the middle division of the league and in 1988 we changed our name to Llanwern AFC to reflect the change of name of the steelworks on whose ground we played. This change coincided with a change in the club’s fortunes and we gained promotion to Division 1 in 1992-3. The club spent a number of years between the top two divisions and in 2002 we won the Welsh League Cup.

In 2003, we re-located to the Newport Stadium where we continue to play today.

League re-organisation led to Llanwern AFC dropping to Division Three in 2010-11 and spending two mediocre seasons there before promotion back to Division Two for the 2014-5 season. In May 2016 the FAW agreed that the club could change its name to Newport City FC for the 2016-17 season.

The club almost folded in the summer of 2016 when the long serving Chairman and Secretary both retired, but a new Chairman stepped in to keep the club going with a group of core players, this despite the departure of a number of players. The club brought in a new manager in Sam Houldsworth, and despite building the side over the course of the season, Newport City were relegated to Division 3.

A new committee was formed in the summer of 2017 and new players recruited in order to ensure Welsh Football League status and push for promotion back to Division 2 at the first attempt.

In 2019 the club established 4 new tems, a Youth Team, a Development Team, a Ladies Team and an u16 Girls team.

Newport Stadium

Spytty Park

Langland Way


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Dean Palmer

Joined us from Monmouth Town 3 years ago Dean has played a big part in helping the club on and off the field. Can spray the ball from any angle and has a great shot from distance. Can play in multiple positions and has the ability to use both feet. Very passionate when playing and hates losing!



Joseph Hooper

A young player with potential. A strong forward with a poerful shot and raw ability.

Jerome Actie

Technically excellent left side defender, very comfortable in possession.EX Caerau Ely- a good prospect.

Robert Aldridge

Seasoned veteran of the Welsh League. Signed in October 2015 from Ynysddu Welfare but spent many years at Risca United. Hard working target man who will bring lots of experience to our squad.

Khalid Inyang

Kal is a new signing for the season and has come in and worked very hard to get himself up to the required fitness. He is a very likeable guy who isn’t shy in training and loves to use his big frame to shield the ball. He will end up being a big player for us this season as he will be up for a battle and will improve each week as his fitness improves. A good lad who could be a gem of a find this year

Patrick Pope

An absolute rock in our midfield who hadn’t played Welsh League before coming to Newport City FC. By far been Mr. Consistent for the club over the 2 seasons and rarely gives the ball away. One of the hardest working players in the team who covers every blade of grass on the pitch, he leads with his energy and never misses a penalty. One of the nicest lads at the club who loves his football.

James Alloway

After some time out of football due to extra curricular activities James looks to join back up with us at the end of August and will be putting his new athletic frame to work up and down the wing. A likeable character who can be heard before he is seen.

Owain Morgan

A young player from Pontypridd town who has huge potential. Played for our manager at youth level where he scored plenty of goals. After a serious injury he got himself back to form last season and almost got Players Player of the Year, missing out by only 2 votes. He finished the season with 6 goals in 10 games and really helped the team through our relegation battle. A box to box midfielder with an eye for goal….and a tackle.

Jordan Francombe

A player who can play in many positions but has found himself at either RB or CB. Another player who will be very vocal on the pitch and always looks to get the ball down and play when possible. Hard working, passionate and can read the game very well, this season Jordan will be looking to cement his place at CB.

Andrew Muscat

Captain for the 18/19 season and captain again for the coming season. Muzzy is a likeable character around the club and puts his all into every game, he leads by example and puts his body on the line. An out and out CB who loves a tackle and a battle in the air.

Martin Mickiewicz

Going into his 3rd season for the club, Martin has now taken on the role of Treasurer and is someone who is willing to help support the club where needed. As well as his off-field support he plays a huge part on it. A CM who can pick up the ball and work from box to box providing goals for the team. An excellent showing from him at the back end of last season shows how important he is to the team. Martyn can also play at CB and last season picked up a deserved MOM away to Trethomas after a fine showing in his first ever game playing at sweeper.

Tsvetan Pateev

A very experienced goal keeper from Bulgaria who has also played at the highest level possible in the Bulgarian top division. Tsvetan has been with the club for 3 season and is probably one of the best back-up keepers in the division. An excellent shot stopper and a massive character in the team, Tsvetan is liked by everyone at the club and won Clubman of the Year for the 18/19 season

Dean Clifford

A signing this season who joins us from Caerau Ely for his 2nd stint at the club. Previously with us when we were known as Llanwern, he has come back after some time of being chased by the club. His workrate, fitness and pace give him the attributes to be our top scorer this season if those behind him can provide the balls in behind. He has an excellent attitude towards the game and has the potential to be our main man this season.

Rhys Wood

Last season's Manager's Player after an impressive display in the middle of the pitch. Last season he created more goals than anyone else and also finished as top scorer. Another player who on his day is unplayable but lacked some consistency last season, he will be the first person to admit he can do better and should be playing at a higher level.

Tom Pass

An outstanding Goalkeeper who has played for England U18s as well as Forest Green. Pass signed for us after playing his trade in the English Pyramid and has been a stalwart between the sticks for the club. Off the pitch he has a huge passion for the club and works hard to help where possible. Players' Player of the Season for the 18/19 season.

Solomon Taylor St Clair

19/20 Vice Captain after some outstanding performances in pre-season. Billy as he is known has the ability to be one of the best players in the division after being tipped for a career as a professional football at an early age with Cardiff City FC. If he puts his mind to it he can control a game and this season finds himself moving from full back into midfield due to his improved fitness. This season will hopefully be the breakthrough where he helps the club improve massively.

Taylor Rees-Zammit

A young CB who is 6”5 and wants to play out from the back. He is quick and strong and even though he isn’t your typical Welsh League CB he can read opposition strikers very well and his long legs give him the ability to steal the ball and get the team playing on the counter attack quickly.

Joseph Ward

Joined us last year from Risca, has played out in America and causes teams problems either down the left or through the middle. A sharp turn of pace and direction along with a wand of a left foot can be unplayable if he decides to turn up. More consistency is needed but at the moment he is a huge player for the team as he possesses huge ability and can do things that others in the team can’t. We hope this season he adds some more goals to his game as he is one of the more natural finishers in the team.

Matthew Flynn
Josh Beddis

Came to the club from Cardiff Corries and had to work hard to find his position within the team, after coming in as an attacking player in a front 3 Josh found his place out wide. He has plenty of energy and can get up and down, he finished the season cementing his place on the right hand side and has had an excellent pre-season. His attitude is spot on and he has worked hard in training to improve. Can delivers a brilliant ball into the box and is calm and composed on the ball.

Aden Howard

A full back who is now on his 2nd stint at the club. After leaving for travelling, he has come back looking to make the LB spot his. Defensively Aden is sound and going forward he offers an excellent delivery into the box. A natural left footer who had suffered a bad injury some seasons ago and looks to get back to full fitness this season after some time out. A full pre-season under his belt means Aden will be in a better position this season to make the spot his.

Craig Latham

A new signing this season for us after Craig decided to join us from Ely Rangers. A player highly thought of in the division and someone who had a few teams looking for his signature. He brings strength at the back and is very vocal which helps those around him. We are looking forward to seeing Craig back to his best after he suffered a leg break last season. 

Josh Corlett

Joined towards the back end of last season after some travelling and came recommended by an ex-player. He had been playing lower league football and has taken to the Welsh League like a duck to water. His strength on the ball and use of his body is brilliant and he showed what he can do in front of goal when he scored a hat-trick in our final game of last season vs Ely Rangers. This will be the first time he has had a full pre-season for a while and he is excited to get going this season.

Spencer Wood

A new signing for the club as he moves back to Newport after plying his trade out in America. An Academy product of Cardiff City FC and a terrier in the middle of the park who loves to get the ball to feet and plays the simple ball. His energy and bite in a tackle adds a new dimension in the middle of the park and his attitude even in training is spot on. Looking froward to seeing his ability this season.

Matthew Hibbs

Probably our biggest signing of the off-season due to his consistency in the Welsh League over the last several years. He joins us from Pontypridd where he had won 2 promotions and consistently delivered goals and assists as a key player for the club. We are really pleased that he chose to join us over rivals in the division and offers from higher divisions. He has a calmness on the ball which brings others into play and his final delivery is excellent…doesn’t miss many 1 on 1s either.

Josh Matthews

Another new signing who joins us from the English Pyramid. Josh has been playing his trade at a lower level of football yet was one of the stand out performers through pre-season, he is looking to stake his claim as a 1st team regular and has the ability to play a forward pass with zip. He has shown that he has an eye for goal and even though he needs some self confidence, all at the club think he can play a big part in the upcoming season.