Newtown’s Oswell to miss the play-offs

Newtown AFC striker and Dafabet Welsh Premier League top scorer Jason Oswell is to miss his side’s fight for Europa League qualification in the play-offs. 

After manager Chris Hughes Oswell revealed the news to Sgorio,  the club have today confirmed Oswell’s absence, as he is travelling to Uganda to work for a charity in relation to his final placement for a degree in Physiotherapy.

The news come as a significant blow to Newtown, with Oswell a key player who helped turn their season from a relegation fight to one of contention for Europe. He has scored 22 goals, three hat tricks and all-but secured the golden boot.

Newtown endured a torrid Phase One season which condemned them to a bottom six finish, but since then the club has found its feet and dominated the relegation conference to seal the 7th place play-off spot.

The news on the club’s official website stated;

Oswell will be going out to Uganda with a charity called Knowledge for Change, and will be working at Kyaninga Child Development Centre.

He will be helping children with neurological conditions, and children in the community who don’t have much support or ways of getting to the centre.

During his stay in the country, the Robins striker will also be going into schools to raise awareness of basic things such as hygiene.

Oswell said: “I am going for four weeks, and it will be a life changing opportunity, working with people who have very limited resources in a poor area.”

The Robins marksman is set to discuss his upcoming work in an interview with Newtown AFC TV later this week.

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Photo Credit: Mike Sheridan / Newtown AFC

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