Volunteer | Distributing posters

16th August 2019

Blyth Spartans AFC is looking for volunteers to distribute posters advertising our home games to retail outlets, pubs and business units etc throughout the Blyth and surrounding areas. Would anyone who is interested in helping out, with what may take an hour or so every few weeks, depending on how many posters you agree to distribute, please contact me; generalmanager@blythspartans.com. We are extremely grateful to those volunteers that helped with this…

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News | Foden joins Consett on short loan

15th August 2019

Blyth Spartans goalkeeper Mark Foden has joined Northern League Division One side Consett AFC on a short loan. Foden, who joined from Gateshead in the summer, played every game in pre-season before picking up a hip injury on the eve of the campaign. The 23-year-old was expected to be out for longer than anticipated, hence the arrival of Nathan Harker from Newcastle United. Instead, Foden has made a swift recovery…

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Sponsorship | SOS Group

15th August 2019

Copy, print and scan management company, SOS Group, has just been announced as the new Spartans’ sleeve sponsor and the firm is thrilled to be associated with the club at such a pivotal point in its long history. John Behan, director at SOS Group, says: “We’re very proud to see our logo on the Blyth match shirts. “This is a club with a long and proud history and we’ll be…

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Departure | Nearney departs due to work commitments

15th August 2019

Blyth Spartans have agreed to cancel Josh Nearney’s contract after a change in work commitments. Nearney became one of Lee Clark’s first signings in the summer, having played for the likes of Hartlepool United and Whitby Town. He featured throughout pre-season and made his competitive debut during Tuesday’s defeat to York City as a second-half substitute. Due to recent a change in circumstances, going forward, the defender would find it…

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Hospitality package | Clark presents plaque to supporters

5th August 2019

Blyth Spartans were delighted to have Lee Clark present plaques to supporters in our hospitality suite for Saturday’s National League North opener with Gloucester City. The certificates were presented to Robbie May, Steven Davidson and Simon Blenkinsop, recognising their invaluable support. To get your own personalised presentation plaque and meet Lee Clark, please look at our hospitality package below. Packages Include: Entry into the Tom Hedley Suite Seats in the…

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News | Green Army donate sensory packages for fans with disabilities

4th August 2019

The Green Army, supporters club of Blyth Spartans AFC, has kindly donated 20 sensory packages for fans with disabilities. The sensory packages arrived in time for our home game with Gloucester City on Saturday, and will be available throughout the 2019/20 season. Blyth Spartans AFC is committed to offering the best possible match day experience to every supporter. We send our utmost thanks to the Green Army for their incredible…

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Club statement | Neal Hooks

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans can confirm that Neal Hooks has left Blyth Spartans by mutual agreement. Hooks spent a decade at Croft Park as a player before stepping into the management set up under Alun Armstrong. During his time as a player, Hooks made 270 appearances for Blyth, scoring on 15 occasions. We greatly appreciate his input, time and commitment over the last 10 years and wish Neal all the very best…

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Arrival | Mason joins on one-month loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of Spennymoor Town defender Christopher Mason on a one-month loan deal.  The Moors club captain, 33, add bags of experience to Lee Clark’s defence having made over 300 appearances for the National League North outfit.  Beginning his career with Darlington, the central defender has gone on to play for Bishop Auckland, Harrogate and Gateshead as well as a spell in Sweden with…

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Arrival | Harker signs on loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the capture of Newcastle United goalkeeper Nathan Harker on loan until early-January.  The 20-year-old arrives at Croft Park having played a regular part in the Magpies’ under-23s set-up and has experienced life around the first-team at the Premier League club.  During the 2018/19 season. Harker featured in all five of United’s Checkatrade Trophy fixtures before exiting at the quarter-final stage to League One side…

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Executive Committee | Coulson returns to Gateshead

31st July 2019

Blyth Spartans can confirm Mike Coulson has resigned from the Executive Committee and returned to Gateshead.  Mike joined the club in February as Community Director and during that time has created a pathway with the club’s junior teams.  Mike said: “This was not an easy decision to make as I have really enjoyed my spell working with you all.  “My relationship with Gateshead FC goes back over 20 years and…

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