Newtown to host festival

NEWTOWN Football Club will host the second annual ‘We Wear the Same Shirt’ tournament on Sunday, March 25.

The event has been organised by Newtown community coach and Sport Powys Gold Young Ambassador Sam Morris with sponsorship from EvaBuild and Mid Wales Housing.

Former Everton and Wales star Neville Southall will be the guest of honour.

The tournament is geared toward raising awareness of mental health and had been due to be contested in January only to be cancelled due to inclement weather.

More than 20 sides from Wales and England have entered the 5-a-side tournament which will kick-off at 11am.

Morris said: “I was absolutely gutted that the tournament was cancelled in January.

“However things got better, and more teams found out about the tournament, which makes this unique event even better.

“Everyone around the club are excited for the event and I am also delighted that Welsh legend Neville Southall has again agreed to attend the tournament as our special guest.”