The New Saints are gearing up for a landmark moment this Friday night as they host Bala Town in their 1,000th league game as a JD Cymru Premier side.

TNS have been on an incredible journey during that time, lifting the league title on 14 separate occasions and they are within touching distance of winning a 15th title, needing just seven points from their remaining seven games.

The club has enjoyed incredible moments through the years.

From securing one of the biggest shocks in Welsh domestic football history in 1996 when Llansantffraid FC triumphed over Barry Town, to lifting a domestic treble in 2015, TNS supporters have enjoyed some truly iconic moments in the last 30 years.

County Times: TNS v Chelsea.

TNS v Chelsea in 2002.


There have been trophy lifts, European adventures and memorable matches along the way.

Away from the dominant league success they have enjoyed, TNS have hosted some of Europe’s elite clubs over the years, in doing so representing Wales in European competition more times than any other side.

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Back in the era when the club was known as Total Network Solutions it hosted English Premier League side Chelsea FC at Treflan in 2002 for a pre-season friendly fixture featuring stars such as Gianfranco Zola.

County Times: Manchester City v TNS UEFA Cup.

Manchester City v TNS in 2003.

TNS faced Manchester City in a UEFA Cup fixture at the newly opened City of Manchester Stadium in 2003 and hosted newly crowned champions Liverpool in a UEFA Champions League fixture in 2005, with Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher doing battle with TNS.

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TNS toast the treble in 2015. Picture by Brian Jones.

TNS chairman Mike Harris, who has been at the helm of many of the clubs greatest moments, highlighted his excitement for the 1,000th league game, whilst also reflecting on what’s been a remarkable chapter for the club.

He said: “We’re truly excited to mark this wonderful occasion at Park Hall as we play our 1,000th top-flight league fixture as a club.

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UEFA Champions League 1st Qualifying Round 2nd leg

3-0 to Liverpool at the Racecourse Ground Wrexham

Captains Gerard Doherty and Jamie Carragher

TNS v Liverpool in 2005.

"TNS have been at the forefront of Welsh football for many years and have set the standard for domestic and European success both on and off the pitch. We have created many memorable moments for our local community and have brought some of the biggest and best teams from world football to the county along the way.

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TNS celebrate an eighth title in a row in 2019.

"Whilst this milestone marks a great opportunity for us to celebrate what we’ve achieved so far, we’re committed to being at the centre of the local community by providing pathways for future generations and helping to contribute to the future success of Welsh football in the years ahead. Here’s to the next 1,000 games.”

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