This past Sunday saw staff and fans of Connah's Quay Nomads unite as the club took the JD Welsh Cup on a local tour of the community.
The aim of the initiative was to raise awareness of the success achieved by the club in May as we won the Welsh Cup for the first time in our history. The brainchild of super fan, Eddie Loughnane, saw the famous Cup start it's tour at Connah's Quay Cricket Club before moving on to various pubs in the town including the club's old home, the Halfway House.
Whilst visiting the local pubs and showcasing the trophy, plenty of locals came out to have their photograph taken, while we also put up a number of fixture posters in the hope that more of the local community would come along to Deeside Stadium to watch the team who currently sit top of the JD Welsh Premier League following the opening three games of the new league campaign.
Whilst going round on the local tour, we spoke to Eddie Loughnane who said "We've been parading the Welsh Cup around every pub just to basically share the success of the Welsh Cup because it's the firest ever time we've won it, so it was nice just to share the success with the local people, people can get pictures with it and at the same time just promoting the club for this coming season, we've been putting posters up in every pub as we've gone along and it's been a great day."
You can check out a small video compilation of the tour below.
The Nomads' Director of Football, Jay Catton was full of praise for the initiative as he took to Twitter to congratulate the efforts of those involved.
An outstanding initiative from @the_nomads commitee and fans. Special mention to Eddie and @Willcatter who have arranged the day and enabled Deeside community to share @FAWales Welsh cup experience. #community https://t.co/TDbfqPl29Y— Jay Catton (@JayCatton) 26 August 2018