• Interview | Toby Lees on joining Blyth Spartans
  • Arrival | Toby Lees signs for Blyth Spartans
  • Vacancy | Matchday Stewards Required
  • Interview | Alex Mitchell on joining Spartans
  • Soccer Camps | Easter success

Interview | Toby Lees on joining Blyth Spartans

Toby Lees has revealed the huge role Michael Nelson played in his decision to join Blyth Spartans after working with him at Gateshead.  Central defender Lees, who has previously appeared for Harrogate Town, Boston United and Whitby Town, is Nelson’s 17th signing of a busy summer.  During the 2019/20 National League North campaign, Lees was coached and played alongside Nelson, where he played 22 times and scored two goals.  “He…

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Arrival | Toby Lees signs for Blyth Spartans

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the signing of central defender Toby Lees.  The 24-year-old started out at Harrogate Town, where he had loan spells at Harrogate Railway, Boston United, Whitby Town and Gateshead.  Lees was then signed permanently by The Heed in March 2020 but departed after the first Covid-19 shutdown with 22 appearances and two goals to his name.  He joined Alfreton Town last summer but returns…

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Vacancy | Matchday Stewards Required

Blyth Spartans AFC is on the lookout for matchday stewards as the club prepares to welcome supporters back to Croft Park for the 2021/22 season.  Accepted applicants will receive full eight-hour basis training, delivered by a qualified trainer in the stewarding field.  Training will take place on Saturday, June 26th and last from 10am to 2pm inside the Spartans Clubhouse. Refreshments will be provided. This is a voluntary position but…

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Interview | Alex Mitchell on joining Spartans

GOALKEEPER Alex Mitchell says there were a number of factors in his decision to join Blyth Spartans from Scottish League Two side Annan Athletic.  The 30-year-old became Michael Nelson’s sixteenth summer signing after putting pen to paper on a one-year deal at Croft Park.  He arrives with plenty of experience having come through the ranks at Carlisle United before enjoying a successful spell in Scotland with Gretna, Queen of the…

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Arrival | Alex Mitchell signs for Blyth Spartans

Former Carlisle United goalkeeper Alex Mitchell has become Blyth Spartans’ sixteenth signing of the summer. Mitchell, 30, arrives at Croft Park having made over 160 appearances for Scottish League Two side Annan Athletic. He started his career at Carlisle as a scholar and was a member of the squad that famously beat Manchester United in the FA Youth Cup in 2007/08. After leaving Brunton Park, Mitchell headed north of the border…

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Soccer Camps | Easter success

It was a brilliant and fun week at our Easter soccer camp, held at Wensleydale Park last week. Thank you to Blyth Spartans Juniors for the excellent use of their faculties whilst Croft Park undergoes its annual renovations. We look forward to announcing further soccer camps in the near future.

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Pre-season 21/22 | Middlesbrough friendly confirmed

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to be welcoming Middlesbrough under-23s to Croft Park on Saturday, July 17th for a pre-season friendly.  The visit of Boro is the first home friendly of the club’s pre-season programme as Michael Nelson’s side prepare for the 2021/22 National League North campaign. Kick-off is 3pm. It is hoped supporters can be present inside Croft Park for the first time since February 2020. Admission details will be…

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Arrival | Cameron Painter joins Spartans

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the signing of Cameron Painter.  Painter, a young midfielder from Hartlepool, arrives at Croft Park having spent two years at Grimsby Town in the Football League.  Last season, the 19-year-old was loaned to Northern Premier League South East side Spalding United before the Covid-19 pandemic brought it to a premature end.  He becomes Michael Nelson’s 15th signing of the summer as preparations continue…

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Pre-season 21/22 | Five friendlies confirmed

Blyth Spartans AFC announces five pre-season friendlies, as Michael Nelson’s side prepare for the 2021/22 National League North campaign. Preparations for the new season officially get underway on Saturday, July 10th when Blyth visit Northern Premier League West side Marske United. The first home friendly then follows a week later (Saturday, July 17th) with the opposition to be confirmed next week. Spartans also face North Shields, South Shields, Hebburn Town…

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2021/22 National League North season | Key dates confirmed

Key dates have been confirmed for the 2021/22 Vanarama National League season across all three divisions. The campaign for National League North and South clubs gets underway on Saturday 14th August, with the National division starting one week later. Round dates for the FA Cup and FA Trophy can be found at www.thefa.com in due course. The date for the release of league fixtures is yet to be finalised. Vanarama…

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