I enjoy football-related travel and overnight stays, this time it’s Coldra Court near Newport

I enjoy football-related travel and over the years that I’ve been working for The New Saints, I’ve stayed in numerous hotels around Wales and beyond.

Our latest stopover is at Coldra Court, next to the M4 and just outside Newport in south Wales.

Once we arrived, I realised that I’d been here before, for an end-of-season league presentation.

The reason for this visit is that we play Cwmbran Celtic in the JD Welsh Cup.

It’s a very nice hotel and while sitting in the lounge, I met Jack Bodenham’s mom.

Jack was on loan at The New Saints when he was a Cardiff City player and I got to know his family as well.