Arrival | Elsdon joins Blyth Spartans

9th July 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the arrival of central defender Matthew Elsdon from National League champions Barrow.  The 23-year-old, from Durham, becomes Michael Nelson’s third new signing as manager after Callum Guy and Kieran Charlton joined from South Shields last month.  Elsdon progressed through the youth ranks at Middlesbrough and his first taste of senior experience came in a loan spell at Scottish Championship club Inverness CT.  After…

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Blyth Spartans Poem | Blyth Spirit

9th July 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is thrilled to share its Blyth Spirit poem, as written by poet and supporter Matt Abbott.  With Matt’s expertise, our aim was to produce a visual that reflects the rich history of the football club, from its famous names, FA Cup runs and much, much more.  Lifelong fan Graham Usher and former long-serving media manager Phil Castiaux were approached to bring Matt’s words into a northerly soul. …

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Future Fund | Win a signed Zach Hemming Middlesbrough shirt

1st July 2020

Zach Hemming is donating a signed Middlesbrough shirt in a bid to raise funds and help The Club through the Covid-19 pandemic.  Hemming, who struck a huge bond with the Blyth Spartans fans, staff and players during his loan spell from the Championship club last season, reached out to the club earlier this week.  And he has offered to sign one of his own Boro shirts – as pictured above…

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Future Fund | Winner of Ricky Hatton glove

26th June 2020

A signed Ricky Hatton glove has kindly been donated to the club to help towards our Future Fund – and here’s how you can get your hands on it. To be in with a chance of winning the signed Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton glove, all you need to do is donate £10 or more to the Blyth Spartans Future Fund. However, the more you donate, the greater chance you have…

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Arrivals | Spartans swoop for Guy and Charlton

21st June 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the arrivals of Callum Guy and Kieran Charlton from South Shields.  The pair become Michael Nelson’s first additions as manager as he builds his squad ahead of the 2020-21 National League North campaign.  Guy, 20, who lifted the National League Under-19s Alliance League Cup with the Mariners in 2019, made 15 appearances for the Mariners in total, scoring three goals.  His time with the…

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Fundraiser | Blyth Spartans launch Future Fund

20th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC and The Supporters Club have launched a Future Fund in light of the unprecedented times surrounding the impact of Covid-19.  The Executive Committee is doing everything they can to ensure the survival of the club and support manager Michael Nelson in his efforts to build a squad for the new National League North season.  But like a number of non-league clubs across the country, uncertainty still lingers…

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News | Blyth Spartans thank Damen Mullen

19th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC want to thank Damen Mullen for his service to the club after it was announced today he has left Croft Park.  Mullen, 31, first joined the club in 2013 and has since gone on to make 243 appearances across seven years in Northumberland.  Excluding a brief spell at Morpeth Town in 2016, ‘Damo’ has been an ever-present face around Croft Park and a larger than life character…

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News | Blyth Spartans retained list 2020

19th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can announce its retained list following the end of the 2019-20 National League North season. Players on contract for the 2020-21 season Kris Thackray, Rhys Evans, Corey McKeown and Robbie Dale.  The club has exercised an option on Olly Scott’s contract and are finalising the final details.  Players offered new terms Adam Wrightson Players not offered new deals Anthony Callaghan, Tom Devitt, Lewis Hawkins, Jack Hunter, Damen…

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National League Statement | Spartans remain in National League North

17th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC will remain in National League North next season, the National League has confirmed. A National League statement on Wednesday evening read in full: Following a vote by all member Clubs, and subject to FA Council approval, the Vanarama National League, Vanarama National League North and Vanarama National League South seasons 2019/20 will be concluded with final league tables compiled on an “Unweighted Points Per Game” basis. The…

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1899 Club | Draw winners for May

16th June 2020

The winners of the 1899 Club draw for April have been drawn, by club legend Robbie Dale. 1st No. 72 Alan McLean £100 2nd No. 67 Richard Shelvin 2 x hospitality 3rd No. 219 Mark Graham 2 x match tickets Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your continued support.  How can I join the 1899 Club? E-mail your name, address and the number of draw numbers you…

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