Pictured are Robins’ Club Secretary, Owen Durbridge and Greenhous Ford Principal, Tony Mellish at the ground.
The Robins, founding members of both the Welsh Football Association and the League of Wales, are one of the oldest clubs in Wales, founded in 1875 and have played at Latham Park since the 1952. It is a ground which has seen a transformation in recent years, not just because of the installation of an artificial pitch, but also off field with the development of stands, floodlights and hospitality suites.
The facilities are of such a superior level in the Welsh football scene that Latham Park has been the scene of UEFA and EUROPA CUP ties involving the Robins as well as Under 15 to Under 21 internationals, full ladies internationals, Champions League and UEFA ties for other Welsh clubs.
Owen Durbridge is rightly proud of the traditions and achievements at Newtown FC saying: “It takes a lot of hard work from a large number of staff and volunteers to keep our ground at the standard it is and to look for ways of achieving further investment. Sponsorship from businesses like Greenhous is very welcome and invaluable if we are to continue to strive for success in the league, cups and hopefully another venture into Europe.”
For his part, Tony Mellish was quick to praise the Robins set up. “It is a friendly, family club”, said Tony. “You can feel the warmth in the welcome my staff and I have received from the people at Latham Park. The views around the ground are stunning. There cannot be many football grounds in the UK that can offer its supporters such a wonderful backdrop as the hills behind each goal.”