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A Brief History of Newport City FC

Newport City FC was initially formed in 1963 as Spencer Works AFC and joined the Newport & District Football League. The club later entered the Gwent Premier League and was crowned champions during the 1970/71 and 1071/72 seasons and was then elected to the Welsh Football League for the 1972/73 season, where we have remained ever since.

The club spent the majority of the next twenty seasons in the middle division of the league and in 1988 changed its name from Spencer Works AFC to Llanwern AFC to reflect the change of name of the steelworks on whose ground we played. This change coincided with a change in the club’s fortunes where it gained promotion to Division One of the Welsh League in 1992/93. After this achievement, the club spent a number of years between the top two divisions and in 2002 we won the Welsh League Cup.

In 2003, the club re-located to the Newport Stadium where we continue to play today. League reorganisation resulted in Llanwern AFC dropping down to Division Three in 2010/11 where it spent two mediocre seasons before once again achieving promotion back to Division Two for the 2014/15 season. The following season saw another name change for the club following FAW approval and it is here where Newport City FC was born.

During the summer of 2016, however, the club almost folded when the long-serving Chairman and Secretary both retired until a new Chairman stepped in to keep the club going with a group of core players. The club brought in a new manager in Sam Houldsworth but despite building the side over the course of the season, Newport City FC was relegated to Division Three.

In 2017, a new committee was formed and a raft of new players recruited to ensure Welsh Football League status and push for promotion back to Division Two.