James Watts, Commercial manager of Newport County AFC, said “This is another great move for Newport County AFC and for our community department. We are always looking at ways we can work with local businesses in the community. As a club we want to be involved as much as we can with the development of Friars Walk, and this deal will give us a real opportunity to build a great relationship.”
Queensberry Real Estate is a property development company specialising city centre retail led regeneration projects and mixed used schemes. QRE has delivered award winning developments across the UK and mainland Europe and is currently building a UK asset portfolio and shopping centre led development pipeline.
Queensberry Real Estate is developing Friars Walk, a 390,000 sq ft retail and leisure destination in the heart of Newport city centre which will open on 12th November this year. As part of the deal, Newport County AFC will be involved in the official opening events planned for the city.
Paul Sargent, Chief Executive and Co Founder of Queensberry Real Estate said: ‘We are delighted to announce our partnership with Newport County AFC. Our involvement will support an education programme in 53 primary schools to help with football development, coaching and educational studies to promote health and well being. This is vitally important and we are happy to work with Newport County to help deliver this community programme.’