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Ellis named as new chairman

Howard Ellis will take over from Elwyn Preece

The summer has already seemed a number of changes in the playing squad with six new signings.

However the latest signing to announce is in the boardroom.

After two stints as chairman, Elwyn Preece has stepped down from the hot seat, with former club secretary and steward Howard Ellis taking over the reigns.

He served as secretary in the early years of the Welsh Premier League, working alongside the long serving Keith Harding for many years.

Prior to that Howard was a well respected Welsh Premier League referee, and carried out duties on the highest stage in Wales for seven years.

Since his role as secretary, he has still maintained an active role in the club, helping out in the background as well as being a regular steward and gate man.

Outside of football, Howard was a local councillor in his home village of Abermule, as well as being a former county councillor.

He comes to the Robins board with plenty of experience, and was warmly welcomed by Elwyn, who has served in his second spell as chairman since 2011. 

Howard was delighted to take over the role, and said: "I am really proud to be representing Newtown Football Club having been involved in football all my life and specifically with the club for the past 20 years.

"It is a great privilege to follow in the footsteps of some well respected chairman and I hope I can fulfil the role as well as my predecessors.

Further to Howard taking over the role, the board also formally elected two new members in the former of Dave Mills-Evans and Dan Baker. 


Elwyn Preece hands over the reigns to Howard Ellis