Arrival | Tom Devitt joins from Gateshead

13th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of centre-back Tom Devitt who joins after a season with Gateshead in the National League. Devitt, who turns 23 tomorrow, is Lee Clark’s latest addition the ranks and he was over the moon to welcome the defender to Croft Park. “I am delighted we got him because his previous club made a huge push to keep him. “He is a young ambitious…

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Arrivals | Clark adds defensive duo

11th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signings of defenders Anthony Callaghan and Rhys Evans from South Shields and Newcastle Benfield respectively. Callaghan, 25, began is career in the Sunderland before joining Darlington. He soon made his way to Northern League side Washington before being snapped up by the ambitious Mariners. The left-back has recently returned from a long lay-off with a back injury, making his 50th and final South…

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Announcement | Spartans launch U18 side

7th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the formation of an U18 side to continue the development of our player pathway. With the introduction of our reserves side two years ago – who competed in the Northern Football Alliance Division One last season – we recently announce a partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College to run an U19 side in the National League Youth Alliance. The new U18 side further strengthen the…

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Arrival | Robson and Orrell sign for Spartans

5th June 2019

Blyth Spartans can announce Newcastle Benfield duo Joe Robson and Jake Orrell have become Lee Clark’s first new signings of the summer. Clark, installed as Blyth’s new boss on Saturday, has immediately begun his preparations for the 2019/20 campaign after tying down Robbie Dale, Ryan Hutchinson and Jack Butler to new deals on Wednesday. And with discussions still ongoing with members of last season’s squad, Clark has further added to…

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Sponsor | TEXO announced as Spartans sponsor

4th June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce a substantial sponsorship deal with the TEXO Group – who have become the club’s new shirt and advertising sponsor. The TEXO name will be emblazoned on the green and white stripes, as well as the new change kit which will be announced in due course. Texo Group has been formed to meet the demand for integrated engineering services within critical infrastructure. With an unprecedented…

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Club statement | Spartans appoint Lee Clark as new manager

1st June 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the appointment of former England International and Newcastle United midfielder Lee Clark as their new first team manager. Clark, 46, brings a wealth of Football League experience having previously managed Huddersfield Town, Birmingham City, Blackpool and Bury, whilst also managing Kilmarnock in Scotland The midfielder made 528 appearances in his professional career, scoring 66 goals, most notably for Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham. Clark’s…

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Club Statement | Executive Committee

30th May 2019

The Blyth Spartans executive committee have issued the following statement: The last few weeks have been testing times for the club and at the time of writing, we are unable to go into the full detail due to legal processes. This is the prime reason for our inability to give regular updates. We will disclose the full facts when we are free to do so. We understand that the lack…

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News | Managerial search begins

21st May 2019

Blyth Spartans are accepting applications for the role of first team manager at the club ahead of the 2019/20 Vanarama National League North season. Since returning to the second step of the English non-league pyramid Spartans have secured the highest finish in the club’s history last season – entering the National League North play-offs for the first time. And the club is now looking for a manager with the integrity,…

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Club Statement | Blyth Spartans

21st May 2019

Alun Armstrong informed Blyth Spartans Association Football Club on Sunday 19 May that he intended to leave the Club while under contract.  The Club is currently considering its position, taking legal advice, and will make no comment about Alun’s departure, at this stage.  The search for a new manager now starts and the board will continue to work in the best interests of the Club to ensure that its objectives for…

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Departure | Manager leaves Blyth Spartans

21st May 2019

Blyth Spartans announce the departure of manager Alun Armstrong who has joined National League North side Darlington FC. Armstrong – who signed a two-year deal at the start of last season – has decided to bring his almost three-year stay to the club to an end. Spartans will now begin the process of appointing a new management team. A full statement will be released in due course.

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