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Football fever grips Admiral staff as new season kicks off

Football fans across our sites in South Wales are celebrating as the beautiful game kicks off for another gripping season.

Supporters in Cardiff and Newport have already seen their respective campaigns get underway while fans in Swansea will be watching closely as the first whistle of the 2016/17 Premier League season will be blown on Saturday.

Swansea City fan Katy Davies (pictured above with her season ticket) works in our Customer Service department in Swansea and has been a season ticket holder for more than a decade.

She said: "My best memory of watching the Swans was the fight to stay in the Football League in May 2003.

"It was a massive game for us, we played against Hull and we won 4-2. It was an emotional day for us. Since then what we have achieved makes me proud."

In our Cardiff office long time Cardiff City supporter Jon Smith is celebrating his 31st year of holding a season ticket after attending his first game at the age of eight.

Jon trains staff in our New Business department and said the greatest challenge for his team this year will be competing against the likes of Newcastle United and added: "I think the biggest challenge this year is the overall strength of the division, when you have teams like Newcastle spending big it only makes it tougher to get promoted."

Newport County fan Anthony Harris (pictured above) is a Renewals manager in our office in Newport city centre and previously used dividend payments from his free staff shares to follow his team to Wembley for a historic game which saw them return to the Football League.

He said: "The biggest challenge for Newport this season is finding some consistency in the team, they have had so many changes over the last couple of years.

"We had three managers last season so we really need to make sure we get behind this manager and build a team that can win us some games."

Admiral is now recruiting for exciting and rewarding roles in Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.

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