LATHAM Park in Newtown hosts the future stars of Welsh football with two prestigious cup ties scheduled for the weekend.

On Saturday the ground hosts the first of two Welsh Under 19s Cup semi-finals when Airbus UK Broughton take on Cardiff City at 2pm.

The following day Swansea City arrive to take on Connahs Quay Nomads in the second semi-final, kicking off at 2.30pm.

The staging of the matches underline the status of Newtown’s state of the art 3G facility which has been used for European football and domestic cup finals alongside community use since it was opened in 2014.

This weekend will also see Forden United and Four Crosses clash in the semi-finals of the Emrys Morgan Cup with the action kicking off at 5.30pm.

Newtown Football Club hoped Mid Wales football fans would capitalise on the chance to watch the future stars of Welsh football.

Both Cardiff City and Swansea City will go into their semi-finals as strong favourites.

However both Airbus UK Broughton and Connahs Quay Nomads boast among the strongest academy set-ups in the country and both will look to complete upsets.

A spokesman said: “It’s great to have so many of these games coming to our place, it shows we are well valued by the Football Association of Wales and clubs around the country.

“We will have all our facilities open at the weekend so people can enjoy their visit and we hope as many as possible come along.

“Good luck to all the teams involved in their semi-finals this weekend.”