NEWTOWN Football Club’s status as one of the premier football venues in Wales has been further enhanced with a series of high profile cup matches set to be hosted on the famous turf.

Starting this weekend the home of the Robins will be used for a series of semi-finals and finals, providing the club and town with a huge financial boost.

Saturday sees the Welsh Trophy take centre stage with a semi-final double header at Latham Park.

The action starts at 1pm when Cefn Albion take on Cardiff based STM Sports before Pontardawe Town meet Bodedern in the second of the semi-finals at 4.30pm.

Meanwhile Latham Park will also host the semi-finals of the JD Welsh Cup later this month.

The televised semi-final between TNS and Barry Town United kicks off the weekend on Saturday, March 30 with a 7.30pm kick off.

The second semi-final pits Cardiff Metropolitan against Connahs Quay Nomads on Sunday, March 31 with a 12.30pm kick off broadcast on Sgorio’s social media service.

The line up of high profile fixtures further underlines Newtown’s reputation as a leading venue, having also hosted countless European ties ay the ground.

The club hosted last season’s JD Welsh Cup final when Connahs Quay Nomads beat Aberystwyth Town.

The club is appealing for volunteers to step up and join their stewarding team to ensure Latham Park can continue to host high profile games.

Club spokesman Barry Gardiner said: “It is fantastic news and we look forward to hosting these high profile games during the next month.”