Newtown Whitestars became the junior section of Newtown Football Club in Sept 2005. Click on the 'Read More' link below to find out the history of the Whitestars name and it's origin.Read More
The name 'White Stars' is historic dating back to the 1870's - a report in the Montgomeryshire Express in July 1879, talks of how the team won the North Wales Challenge Cup. The team was set up by an Edward Gittins - a blacksmith from Coedyffridd and the name seems to derive from the fact that the team was made up of mostly working class men who simply couldn't afford a football strip. They needed to differentiate themselves from Newtown FC so got their mums to sew material in the shape of a white star on their different colour jerseys and the Newtown White Stars were born!! It appears that they didn't have a home ground...reports from the time state they played most of their matches away but their HQ was unsurprisingly a pub - the Greyhound Inn on the site of the Iceland store.
When several parents approached Keith Harding about setting up a team, he was writing the history of soccer in the area and decided to revive this traditional name. We intend to honour his memory and that of the original White Stars by ensuring successful teams at different age levels...although hopefully we won't have to resort to sewing material stars on our shirts!
Newtown Whitestars became the junior section of Newtown Football Club in Sept 2005.
Come on the White Stars!
(Steve Jones...with thanks to David Pugh, local historian, and in memory of Keith Harding).
2) Mid/North Powys Juniors
Fixtures, Results & Tables
3) End of Season Pics.
The website on the link below has been setup in memory of Keith Harding, Chairman of Newtown Football Club.Read More
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Welcome, dear visitor!
This web site was set up with donations in the memory of Andrew Cornish a dad to two of our young players.
Andrew and Sport: From a very young age Andrew was interested in all sport and started playing football at the age of six. At the time his favourite team was Leeds United! And more recently Newtown Football Club's 1st team, regularly taking his young sons to support and watch them play on a Saturday afternoon.
Sport was a very important part of his life and had a great influence on developing his character and personality. It taught him that nothing is easily achieved but requires hard work and perseverance.
He was always a team player and as such this shaped his life and contributed to success in his professional career.
Andrew would want every young person to experience the great pleasure that he gained from playing sport in the hope that they too will develop qualities that will help them to lead a successful and fulfilling life.
Excellent Whitestars Extravaganza
End of Seson Celebration Goes Well
Newtown Whitestars the Junior Section of Newtown AFC held their end of season celebration and presentations on Sunday 7th July on the Trehafren Riverside Pitches, courtesy of PCC. It was an excellent spectacle for the large contingent who attended. 200 children attended the gathering, coming from the 13 junior teams competing in the local junior league and added to those were the extra children under 7yrs who attend the Sunday afternoon or Friday night "turn up and play" sessions.
Whitestars Chairperson, Nicky Morris congratulated the hard-working committee, all the volunteers, managers and coaches on the superb display, but reward enough came from the dozens of smiling faces from all who participated.
Mid Wales Housing Association sponsored the medals for the event.
With sponsorship for the event also coming from;
- * Neville Evans Scaffolding, who provided the stage
- * Janet Rogers and family
- * Morgan Griffiths LLP
- * NP Vehicle Hire Ltd
- * Joyce Jones photography
- * Lee Joseph
- * John Sillitoe
- * S J Timber
- * Christians Lewis's U10's team
- * Lidl's, Tesco and Morrison's
Photographs on the day were taken by Joyce Jones Photography and Kevin Hughes and can be downloaded from Newtown Whitestars Facebook page.
Newtown Whitestars junior & Newtown AFC provide football in the community for children from 4yrs of age to 16yrs of age. If your child is interested in playing football please contact Nicky Morris on 07811385253. We are also looking for volunteer coaches and managers; also if you are between the ages of 14-25yrs old we can register you with the Millennium volunteers, which will look great on your CV or Uni applications.
The following pictures provided courtesy of Kevin Hughes