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Newport County AFC are committed to eliminating all forms of discrimination from our game. Therefore we operate a strict zero tolerance policy towards all forms of discrimination whether it be based on race, disability, religion and belief, gender, sexual ... more

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Investing in Sports - The Wealth Report 2016 | Knight Frank [cached]

Since then there has been a growing list of investors with an interest in football clubs, from Sheikh Mansour, the owner of Manchester City, to Les Scadding, a lottery winner and now the owner of Newport County AFC.

NEWPORT COUNTY AFC 2015/16 [cached]

Their millionaire backer Les Scadding has backed the move in which the club's board has stood down.

June 27 - Newport County Supporters Trust has confirmed it is in talks with owner Les Scadding about taking over the club. The Trust hopes to be in charge when Newport's new season starts at Cambridge on Saturday, 8 August.
"We greatly appreciate Les' backing for the Trust and hope to work with him to ensure we continue to build upon his already significant contribution to both the Club and City," the Trust said in a statement. Major shareholder Scadding is willing to sell his shares at a reduced price as the 59-year-old wants to move to his holiday home in Barbados on a more permanent basis.
June 21 - Newport County director Howard Greenhaf has issued an open invitation to investors to come forward now that Les Scadding has pulled out including Acorn Recruitment's Matt Southall. .Greenhaf said Newport would have to find other methods of plugging financial shortfalls, insisting County fans had no reason to fear for the future.
"We had great support from Les, and had an increased budget because of him.
June 18 - In another blow to Newport County pre-season plans Chairman Les Scadding has announced he is stepping down with immediate effect.
Scadding, who won a £45m EuroMillions jackpot with his ex-wife in 2009, has spent about £1.25m on Newport since becoming chairman in August 2012. But the 58-year-old said in February he would stop bankrolling the club in the long term. "I leave... in the knowledge that I have contributed to [Newport's] promotion and development," he said.

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Chairman: Les Scadding

Directors: Howard Greenhaf, Les Scadding, Tony Pring, Dave Roberts

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Also present were big winners including Les Scadding, who won £45.5million on the EuroMillions in 2009 and members of the Valley Boys Syndicate who scooped £4million in the same year.

Former lorry driver Les Scadding had been unemployed for 12 months when he scooped £45.5million on EuroMillions in 2009, and he is now Chairman of Newport County AFC.
Reflecting on The National Lottery's many success stories, Les Scadding said: "I'm happy to be involved with the National Lottery and with Lottery-funded projects in any way I can be.

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County chairman Les Scadding said about the tie:"It's a great honour for us."

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