Nova Utd boosts Student Union RAG fundraising

A range of charities are set to benefit thanks to an ongoing partnership between Harper Adams University, its Students’ Union, and Nova United.

Newport’s Nova Utd marked their winter training season with a donation to Harper Adams Students’ Union RAG committee, showing their appreciation for being allowed the use of the University’s pitches over the past year.

Nova United Under 15s coach, David Nuttall, who also heads up Catering and Retail at the University, said: “Newport’s Nova United Football club have a long-standing relationship with Harper Adams University, which helps young aspiring footballers to keep active all the way through winter.”

He thanked the committee for enabling young Nova footballers to train throughout the winter months, and handed a cheque for £450 to HASU RAG representatives following this weekend’s training session.

The funds raised will be split between a range of charities being supported by the RAG fund – this year’s being Yellow Wellies and YANA.

And Nova Utd`s Chairman, Ted Bowen, added: “The facilities at Harper Adams University are invaluable to enable around 140 children to continue to train throughout the winter and early spring periods.”

Pictured are Nova United’s Ad Astra U11s team with, back row, left to right,  David Nuttall, Emma Mayers, Ted Bowen, Mark Hyland

Nova Under 17 New Kit & Sponsor

Nova United U17s kicked off the 2020 season with a new kit thanks to Mildene Nursery of Great Bolas.

Nova United are grateful for the new kit and would like to thank the sponsor Mildene Nursey.

Nova youngster signs for Port Vale FC academy

Congratulations to Owen Bell who has recently been successful in signing for Port Vale FC academy . Owen was spotted whilst playing for Nova FC and invited for a trial . After 5 weeks hard work, which included making his debut against Oldham Athletic FC Owen was offered a position.

Owen joins Charlie Matthews (u12) in the move to Port Vale .

A string of Nova FC players have made the move to academies which include Wolves , Stoke City and Port Vale.

We look forward to monitor all their progress over the coming years.

Nova U15s new team strip

Nova United Under 15s has launched its new season’s campaign with a fresh look.

The team seen here gratefully receiving their new team strip for the season ahead. The new kit was kindly arranged by Newport Town Mayor Peter Scott who was able to provide the kit through T&W Councillor Pride Fund.

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Nova United team celebrate their win with their trophy

Soaring finish to Eagles’ season

Nova United’s U9 Eagles romped through their end of season events by winning two tournaments back-to-back.

The streak started at Nova’s own Festival in early May, where the lads took the title in their age group.

They then went on to repeat the performance at the Allscott tournament.

Manager, Stuart Dix, said: “We’re really proud of the lads. They battle in every game and they’re a close-knit group who really know what teamwork means. This is a great way to round off a great season.

“We’d like to thank our sponsors, Sempar, everyone who’s had input into the team this year and the parents, grandparents and others who support us week in week out.”

Nova Eagles with their coaches and sponsor, Steve Timmis of Sempar
Result one: lifting the cup at the Nova Festival
Take two: victory at the Allscott tournament
Nova United youngster signs for Port Vale

Nova youngster signs for The Valiants

Nova United would like to pass on its congratulations to one our young players, Charlie, who has recently put pen to paper on a contract with Port Vale.

Having shown great promise from a very young age, it didn’t take long for Charlie’s talents to be spotted, beginning with Telford United, and we hope his footballing career continues to go from strength-to-strength.

He is pictured here signing his contract with the Head of the Port Vale Academy, Sevvy Aslam.

Members of the team and their coaches with Patrick Griffin from Coverage Care (Centre front).

Care provider shows support as new sponsor

A Shropshire care company is supporting grass roots football after funding new kits for two community teams.

Coverage Care Services, which has its headquarters in Shrewsbury and operates 14 not-for-profit homes across the county, has provided new team shirts as kit sponsor for Nova Galaxy and Nova All Stars, both of which are based in Newport and part of Nova United.

The Cottage Christian Nursing Home, which is based on Granville Road in Newport, has its name on one of the strips whilst Barclay Gardens, located on Wellington Road in Donnington, has its name on the other. Both of the homes are run by Coverage Care.

Chief Executive of Coverage Care, David Coull, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be supporting grass roots football in Shropshire by sponsoring two local up and coming teams. We wish them both the very best of luck for the remainder of this season and beyond.”

The new kits were officially handed to the two Nova squads by Cottage Christian nurse Patrick Griffin on Sunday, at Newport’s Shuker Fields, where they were due to face each other in a league match.

Jamie Edgerton, who manages Nova Galaxy, said he was extremely grateful to Coverage Care and both the homes for their support.

He said: “We started with one team last year but due to its popularity we soon had enough players to form two teams. We have seen them go from strength to strength over the last 12 months and we believe both the squads have a bright future.

“The new sponsor on our kits makes the players look very smart and they are all extremely chuffed.”

Nova United is one of Shropshire’s largest and oldest youth football clubs, established more than 40 years ago.

Fundraising for Zac Oliver


It’s great to report that Nova United players and their friends and families raised £231.58p for the campaign to support treatment for young Zac Oliver today. Continue Reading

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