The New Saints have added to their media team by recruiting local journalist Jonny Drury as a commentator for the new and popular TNS FC radio station which can be accessed through the club’s website.
Drury joined the club last week from Newtown AFC, where he worked as the press officer for two years. He will co-present with Stewart Bloor every match day bringing live and uninterrupted commentary of every Saints game. The show will also feature entertaining interviews with members of the club as well as from other teams.
Drury, 20 years, has worked in local journalism since a young age and is delighted to have joined the Welsh Premier League champions.
He said: “I was flattered when Chairman Mike Harris approached me and asked me to come on board with the club.
“The New Saints are a great club and it was an easy decision to come to such a professional organisation. Whilst Newtown was a great experience, and I was running a lot of things there, I jumped at the opportunity to do live commentary came up as this is where I see my future career developing.”
A former Glyndwr University student, Drury began work experience with the Border Counties Advertizer at 15 and, after various work placements, joined the Powys County Times as a reporter in February 2014. He will continue his work as a journalist at the County Times and is looking forward to working with Stewart on the TNS FC radio station for the rest of the season.
“We have struck up a good partnership and have adapted to our new roles extremely well,” continued Drury. “I am learning more from each game, and the fact that The New Saints have not been performing to their usual high standards is making our broadcasts particularly entertaining. This weekend’s game against Caernarfon will be tricky and hopefully the team will not slip up.”
Drury will also be running a radio talkshow podcast, where he will be interviewing TNS players and other well-known figures from Welsh football.