INTEREST continues to grow ahead of the women’s five a side festival in Newtown at the end of the month.

The festival takes place at Newtown’s Latham Park on Sunday, January 26, from 2pm to 4.30pm and open to all players aged 16 or over.

Organiser Paul Inns hopes the festival will build on the success of a similar festival held in Berriew last year.

“Interest in women’s football is growing all the time and I am determined to make 2020 the year the game returns to Mid Wales.

“Hopefully a successful festival will further lead to a growth in interest in the game and lead to the establishment of a league.”

So far the newly formed Berriew Football Club has confirmed its plans to enter two sides along with newly established local rivals Welshpool Town.

Newtown Football Club and Newtown College will be represented with further entries encouraged to contact Paul Inns as soon as possible on 07801 240 097.