Newport County to get freedom of city at next home game on August 17 against Bristol Rovers at Rodney Parade
5:29pm Friday 9th August 2013 in News
NEWPORT's football heroes are to be awarded the freedom of the city on the day of their next home game.
Newport County AFC will receive an official scroll from city mayor Cliff Suller just before the team kicks-off their match against Bristol Rovers at Rodney Parade on August 17.
The award is in recognition of the team's successful bid to bring football league status back to the city - County beat Wrexham 2-0 in the Blue Square Bet Premier League play-off final at Wembley in May.
Meanwhile the freedom of the city honour will be awarded to the surviving members of the All-Blacks beating 1963 Newport RFC team at a special dinner on the anniversary of the famous victory in October.
A decision to award the Freedom of the City honours was supported unanimously by Newport's full council in July.
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