Club Statement

Following the FAW’s announcement regarding the FAW Welsh Cup Final being hosted by Newtown FC, The New Saints Football Club fully supports the decision which follows detailed consultation with both clubs and representatives from the FAW.

Wales’ showpiece domestic final will give supporters in Mid Wales, the borders and the whole of Wales, the opportunity to attend what will no doubt be a great advert for football in Wales’ commented Ian Williams, Chief Operating Officer at The New Saints.

‘In considering the options available to both clubs and the FAW, the right decision was made.  It is the first time that Newtown have played in the Welsh Cup Final in over 100 years and will be a great occasion for all concerned.  Hopefully the game will attract a bumper crowd,’ added Williams.

‘Following our dramatic Welsh Cup win over Aberystwyth Town in last year’s final at Wrexham, it will give both clubs the opportunity to showcase the FAW’s investment in 3G pitches as well as the quality of football in the Welsh Premier League’ he concluded.