Blyth Spartans Management Restructure

Blyth Spartans wishes to announce that the club has restructured the current management team.

The significance of the change is to help future proof and expand the clubs’ capabilities. This is by having in place a robust and cohesive team, with skill sets that complement the necessary requirements to take the club forward and help sustain our future.

Colin Blackett will take on the role of Operations Director.Colin, significantly will take responsibility for the “front line” operational requirements to run the Club, absorbing many of the functional activities from the Chairman and Vice Chairman. This also involves back-up support and cover for other members of the management team.

Bryan Turner will now take on the role of General Manager responsible for the day to day and match day functions of the club, involving – matchday organisation, ticketing, away club arrangements, and general office enquiries.

Scott Gibson is confirmed as Accounts Manager, Scott has already been operating this role for several months, he covers order placement, invoicing, invoice expediting, accounts payable and of course already does an excellent job of running the 1899 Club.

Paul Donaldson, who many supporters will have seen around the ground on match days, will take on a dedicated roll of managing match day security, working closely with Colin and Bryan to ensure that we have adequate and proportional security cover.

We wish Colin, Bryan, Scott, and Paul well in their roles,where they have already shown enthusiasm and dedication,these are the key values of anyone involved in running a non-league football club at any level. Indeed, this is true of all our volunteers at Blyth Spartans and of course, making it happen on matchdays, without our volunteers we could not function.Thank you all!

Mike Coulson, is leaving the Club after Christmas. Mike commented, “Life has moved on since I joined the Club three and a half years ago. I am on holiday during the Christmas period and will review my future in football on my return in January”.

Mike, with his extensive experience and knowledge of the non-league game, will help support the management team when required until the end of the season. Mike has also performed a timely handover to the rest of the management team.

We thank Mike for all his time and efforts at the club,especially by increasing the club’s community involvement as well as setting up our partnership with Tyne Met College and successfully organising our high achieving under 18’s and 19’s set up. Good luck and best wishes for the future from all at Blyth Spartans.

Posted by BSAFC Admin