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.

Newport Stadium

Spytty Park

Langland Way


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Dean Palmer

Player/assistant manager who joined from Monmouth Town. Dean has helped in changing the fortunes of the club and is liked by all involved. Can spray the ball from any angle and has a great shot from distance. Can play in multiple positions but is more effective in CM



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.

Sam Graves
James Hill
Owain Morgan
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.

Mark Dunford
Nick Simcock

Nick is a stong player who can play either centre back or up front, can come off the bench to great effect.

Has already scored after coming on as sub in opening game of 2017/18 v Treowen Stars and will get a lot more.

Robbie James
Sam Houldsworth

Sam joined City during the 2016/17 season and almost took the club clear of relegation when City were all but doomed to the drop.  Formerly with Pontypridd Town, Sam has put a lot of work in to build the club up over the summer and has used his contacts to bring in an experienced squad.

Patrick Pope

An absolute rock in our midfield who hasn’t played welsh league before. By far been Mr consistent for the club this season and rarely gives the ball away

James Alloway

Recently signed from Cardiff Draconians and previously helped Dinas Powys stay in League 2 last season. A great personality for any team with a great first touch

Sam Graves

Former Taffs Well, Cardiff Corries and Pontypridd defender now Captains Newport City FC. A superb brain a the back who talks plenty of players through a game, very good at covering for others.

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 is looking to get back the minutes on the pitch, certainly a future at Newport City for Owain

James Hill
Jordan Francombe

New signing for 2017/18 season.

Scored on debut v Treowen Stars.

Previously with Pontypridd Town.

Mark Dunford

Experienced striker and a ‘fox in the box’, Dunny has a wealth of Welsh league experience playing at clubs such as Goytre United, Pontypridd Town, Ely Rangers and Dinas Powys. Mark has also managed at Dinas Powys as well as at Bridgend Street and will bring tactical astuteness as well as some goals up top.

Andrew Muscat
Lee Bridgeman

full back who can also play CM and has signed from Ely Rangers, Bridgey is a player who hates losing and won’t shy away from a tackle. Has fitted in straight away at the club and will prove to be a good signing for the club



Martin Mickiewicz

new signing from the lower leagues as he is looking to challenge himself again due to a few seasons playing with friends for a local team. Martyn came in towards the middle of pre season and impressed in his 1st game against Usk. Martyn will have a big part to play this season at the club.

Geraint Passmore

Another new arrival for 2017/18 season and bagged a debut goal in a MOM performance v Treowen Stars.

Strong and skilful attacking midfielder.

Tsvetan Pateev

Joined the club in the summer of 2017 after playing in the South Wales Church league has stepped up to Welsh League level impressively so far.

Excellent shot stopper.

Gareth Hole
Robert Hughes
Rhys Wood
Tom Pass
Solomon Taylor St Clair
Nathan Doe
Taylor Rees-Zammit
Joseph Ward
Alex Zanotti
Matthew Flynn
Jordan Chubb
Joseph Holman
Gianluca Palladino
Josh Beddis
Nathan Blackie