Song celebrates County's Wembley dream

First published in News

THE wife of an avid Newport County fan has penned a song to celebrate them reaching Wembley in their 100th year.

Songwriter Tracey Curtis, 42, is usually more comfortable writing about social injustice, human rights and songs for her children, but she was urged to put pen to paper for The Exiles by husband Steve, 47, who hopes it will spur them on to win the FA Trophy on May 12.

The track entitled A Hundred years of Football (off to Wembley) tells the story of elderly County fan called Jac who has followed the team since he was a boy, and features a rousing chorus which Mrs Curtis hopes fans can join in with.Mrs Curtis, of Ammanford, was first introduced to the team by Newport-born Mr Curtis who took her to a game on one of their first dates.

She said: "I've never written a football song but if I had to write a song about football it would be about Newport County.

"It celebrates the fact that they have come up from the bottom and are doing well now."

The single will soon be available on iTunes and the couple, who between them have nine children, will donate 20 per cent of the profits to the football club.

The folk and punk singer, who has previously toured with alternative rock band Chumbawamba added: "If every Newport County fan bought the single within the same week it could go into the charts. That would be brilliant wouldn't it? It would be nice to do it for Newport."

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