Celebrating Newport County AFC

This week I spoke in the Assembly about how sporting events, clubs and individuals can raise the profile of Welsh towns and cities:

“Newport County AFC’s fantastic result against Premier League club Leicester City on Sunday was a sell-out. It was broadcast live on BBC and the result went worldwide. Our FA Cup draw against Middleborough will not only pit those two teams against each other but it’ll also be a battle of the transporter bridges, and our fantastic manager Mike Flynn is looking forward to going head to head with the Newportonian Tony Pulis. Hopefully, it’ll be another great day for the city, the fans and the club.”

Trefnydd/ Leader of the House Rebecca Evans AM said that she and Welsh Government Deputy Minister Dafydd Elis-Thomas wished Newport County the best in their match against Middleborough later this month.

I urge Welsh Government to use sporting successes like County’s FA cup run to promote Wales and all that our towns and cities have to offer.