SCOTT Ruscoe has been unveiled as the new manager of Newtown Football Club.

Ruscoe succeeds Chris Hughes who parted company with the Latham Park club this month after a 10 year association.

A club statement read: "Newtown AFC is delighted to announce the appointment of Scott Ruscoe as our new first team manager.

"An ex-player and a fan favourite, Scott joins us with an impressive legacy from his playing days, most notably at TNS where he earned multiple honours and accolades.

"Scott's transition into management has been marked by the same dedication and excellence that characterised his playing career. His wealth of knowledge in football tactics and player development is an individual asset to our club.


"We are confident that Scott's leadership will usher in a dynamic and successful era for Newtown AFC."

The club statement heralded the new era and insisted academy player development remained a priority.

"In collaboration with Callum McKenzie, Scott will focus on integrating our academy players into the first team, ensuring a seamless progression of young talents to the top level. This strategy is pivotal to our vision of nurturing homegrown players and building a strong, sustainable future for the club.

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"As we embark on this new chapter in our club's history, we are excited about the prospects and opportunities that Scott's appointment brings. 

"Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Scott as he begins his journey with Newtown AFC."

Meanwhile the ex-TNS manager was delighted to be back at Latham Park.

"Returning to Newtown is a fantastic opportunity and one that I am looking forward to," said Ruscoe. "It is a football club that operates the right way, with great people behind the scenes and a strong group of players that I am excited to start working with."