Meet the director: Bob Herrin

As promised when we announced then outcome of this year's election procedure for the Trust and Club's Board of Directors, we are today publishing the personal statements of each of the four successful nominees submitted as part of the process.


Describe your personal history with, and passion for, Newport County AFC.

1965-Began County Support, 1969-75 - Army Service, 1975-Resumed County Support, 1982- Joined Supporter' Club Committee (still member)

1989- Club reformed- been to almost every 1st team Home/Away game since.

Late 1990's - Became Chairman of Supporters' Club (still am)

2003-12 Committee member and joint licensee of Baramber-served behind bar on match days. Additional duties: Coach driver, maintained match & sponsor advertising boards on match days.

2014 - Volunteer away ticket sales on match days

2016 - Volunteer in Club Shop. Responsible for 1st Team and sales shirt printing. General ground maintenance

2017 - Elected as a director to Trust Board

Passion-Above says it all really.

What is your vision for Newport County AFC? 

My vision is to ensure the ongoing progression and success of the Football Club both on and off the field. 

To build the trust membership to enable much needed finance to be made available for the First Team.

I would endeavour to pull together all the differing parties within the Club into a single united group with the sole idea of getting the club to progress.

What skills and experience would you bring to the Club if elected? 

If elected, I would bring..

Good organisational skills

Total dedication to ensure that the club's interests are paramount to all other personal considerations. Whilst I am a strong character and know my own mind, I am mindful that the needs of the Club far outweigh any personal agenda.

'I am in this for the long haul' as my previous years of service {Supporters'Club/Baramber) can attest to.

Determination that the club will not suffer any financial burden by my presence on the board.

What roles might you play in the Club and what difference could you make? 

I am a 'hands on' person and can get involved in all the normal match day preparations.

As I am retired I am still able to assist in the club shop and can meet with supporters in order to discuss and resolve any matters or problems face to face.

I am well known to many supporters through my roles in the Supporters' Club and Baramber and want to try and increase trust membership by getting as many people as I can to join.

I get on well with people and can encourage and motivate people of all ages and abilities. As I am an ex serviceman I am also involved with the Newport Veterans Association.

Basically I will undertake any role the board see fit to allocate to me. No job is too small or too large as I feel more than competent in any role.