Football Fair

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. Thus goes the well-known saying – and that’s exactly what The New Saints did over the weekend. Taking on a stall at the programme and memorabilia fair on Sunday just gone, the club had trophies on display from their treble-winning 2014 / 2015 season.

With the League Cup, the Welsh Cup and the very impressive Welsh Premier League trophy on display, there was plenty of attention and several ‘selfies’ were taken. The latter trophy, made locally at British Ironworks, featured heavily in the ‘snap-stakes’.

However, among the connoisseur memorabilia experts at the fair it was actually the Welsh cup that attracted the greater interest. With the competition going back to the 19th century, it’s hardly surprising that this grabbed those with more than just a passing interest in football history.

There were several memorabilia dealers at the event with not only the usual programmes on sale but also badges, books and photographs. Combined with the enthusiastic visitors, there was a lot of collective football knowledge on hand, all gathered in one place.

The local Hope House children’s charity benefited from the event. Active in the area, and beyond, the organisation does a tremendous work among those who are experiencing real tragedy in their lives.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the day, in whatever capacity. You really did make a difference.