Newtown AFC is one of Wales’ oldest clubs with the first official record of them playing in a match being recorded in 1875.

The club has enjoyed a long and successful history, and two years after forming they competed in their first ever Welsh Cup tie against Druids FC, drawing 1-1 before losing 4-0 in the replay.

However just four years after forming, they won their first silverware under the guise of Newtown Whitestars, when they beat Wrexham 1-0 to win the Welsh Cup.

In the same year George Woosnam became the Robins first Welsh International player.

The Robins played on both sides of the border over the years and played at various different grounds in the town.

They won the Shropshire League in 1892, before winning the Welsh Cup for a second time in the 1894/85 season, again beating Wrexham.

In the same season three Newtown players again turned out for Wales in a 5-2 defeat to Scotland, and a year later Charles Frederick Parry became the first Robin to captain Wales in a 6-1 win over Scotland.