I get to meet lots of different people in the beautiful game and one of them whose path has crossed mine in the last couple of years is Gareth Thomas. Gareth is a groundhopper, so that’s where our initial common interest lies.
Living in the county of Shropshire, he has been to a few matches at Park Hall, and if you listen to TNS Radio on a regular basis then you may have heard him recently, when he joined us for a game.
Gareth mentioned to me about his nephew, Jimmy, and an invitation went out to bring him along, so we could show him around and introduce him to the players.
That offer was taken up last Saturday, when the two of them arrived at Park Hall for the JD Welsh Cup game with Newtown AFC. They had a tour of the stadium and lots of photographs were taken.
Jimmy plays in goal and he was able to meet our own ‘keepers along with their coach, Paul Whitfield. Everyone, as you would expect, was very friendly and welcoming.
The lead image is in the corridor near the dressing room, with us taking a shot of Gareth capturing his nephew and Paul.
If you’re at a game and you’d like a tour of the facilities, we’d love to show you round. It’s not just for youngsters either, it’s open to all.
You can contact either me (email@example.com) or our Fan Engagement Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will sort you out.
What a fantastic day my nephew jimmy and I have had at park hall today @tnsfc 6-1 @NewtownAFC thx again to all at the club especially for @TheAnglingRev for showing us around #groundhopping @The94thMin @jonatho66672694 @drewney2000 @Cymrugroundhop1 @JohnMcM04582246 #JDWelshCup pic.twitter.com/Wx82jKPCvm
— GarethFootballTravels (@Gareth19801) February 29, 2020
Rev’s Ramblings is my weekly TNS FC blog, written from a personal perspective, following my adventures with the champions of Wales. Read past entries HERE