Chelsea Transfer Target
Aug 28, 2011, 12:25 PM
Team(s): Newport County
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From Welsh League website;
LLANWERN'S days at Newport Stadium appear to be numbered, although the city's council is poised to soon announce details that the club will be re-housed just a decent goal-kick from their present HQ.
I understand an announcement is imminent concerning a plan by The Football Association of Wales and Newport City Council to create a National Football Centre at the Newport International Sports Village (NISV) - of which Newport Stadium forms a part of.
The FAW and the game's development body, The Welsh Football Trust, plus NCC want to build an NFC to develop the Wales' under-21s, women's and younger age-group squads.
The development will include four state-of-the-art new pitches, including a top-grade, FIFA-approved artificial surface - known as 3G.
The centre will also provide headquarters for the WFT, with analysis suites, sports science laboratories and coach education facilities also proposed.
It's believed while Newport County will remain as Newport Stadium users, Llanwern will move the half-mile or so to play on the 3G pitch - a facility they will share with Gwent County League outfit Liswerry.
An article on the editor's page of last Wednesday's programme for the home MacWhirter Welsh League clash with county rivals Goytre, reads: "Planning permission will be applied for soon and, from what we hear, it looks distinctly possible that we will not be playing here at the (Newport) Stadium in two years time.
"The suggestion is that we will be playing on a 3G version synthetic grass stadium up to Welsh League standard, or better, elsewhere on the (NISV) site."
by Terry Daley, South Wales Argus