These are exciting times at Costcutter Football League club Newcastle Emlyn with training set to start for the new season, formation of a new youth side and a gala dinner to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the club reforming in 1969.

There was good news for the Reds with highly-respected player/manager Owain Thomas confirming that he will again be in charge next season assisted by Wyn Morgan.

The club is still to appoint a reserve team manager and anyone interested is asked to contact chairman Morlais Davies on 07970 592 805.

Emlyn are forming an Under 18 side for next season to play in the West Wales Youth League and potential players should get in touch with Owain Thomas (07920 047 133).

Again on the playing side pre-season training at Parc Emlyn starts next Tuesday (June 25) at 7pm when a warm welcome will be extended to old and new players.

The 50th anniversary events are being held this Saturday with games being played during the day involving the current senior squad, juniors and past players.

At the gala dinner in the clubhouse guest speaker is Michael Davies, a former player and Aberystwyth Town winger who is headmaster of Ysgol y Preseli at Crymych.

MC is radio personality and DJ Tommo Thomas of Cardigan and entertainment provided by Colin Price.