1924-25 saw Newport's 50th year under captain Reg Edwards. By the end of January Newport had lost 7 matches and drawn 2 and then lost 3 more in March to give them their 4th worst record in their history. They also conceded a record number of points 251. The outstanding match was a magnificent display against New Zealand when one error cost them a deserved victory.
The seasons best forward was Neil McPherson and good service was also given by Hathway, Waite, H. Phillips, Jim Collins, Trevor Jones and W. Friend. Dowdall was outstanding and most promising newcomer was Walter Casey. Centre Albert Stock was playing as well as ever while E. Kitson and G. Andrews played well.
38 players were used during the season and most appearances were made by F. Baker (38) and W. Casey (34) and G. Andrews (34). Andrews scored 25t and Stock 20 and also 2dg
1925 being the Jubilee Year Newport Athletic Club published a history, Newport Athletic Club 1875-1925, to commemorate the event. The history included chapters covering the various sports played at Rodney Parade under the auspices of the Committee. See the article under Vintage Port elsewhere on this site.