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…


Club Statement | Reserve team discontinued

16th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC has taken the decision to discontinue its reserve team next season and resign our membership of the Northern Alliance Football League. A reserve team can provide a vehicle for players to step up to the first team or it can provide an avenue for first-team players who are recovering from injury and need “game time” as part of their rehabilitation. It also gives players not selected for…


News | Update from Tony Platten

15th June 2020

There are some final details to be confirmed regarding the composition of the National League North and South for next season, however we have been advised that there will be no relegation from Step Two, subject to FA ratification.  Blyth Spartans’ performance on the pitch was not good enough last season and it seems we will get a second chance to put things right. There is only one thing that…


Player news | Dale signs up for 17th consecutive season

10th June 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is thrilled to announce club legend Robbie Dale has once again signed for the upcoming season.  Dale needs absolutely no introduction having made his debut back in March 2005 – memorably scoring a hat-trick against Wakefield and Emley.  And the 35-year-old hasn’t looked back, playing and scoring for Spartans in every season since and well and truly writing his name in club history.  He is the club’s…


1899 Club | Contribute to club’s future

7th June 2020

We have been contacted by a number of supporters asking how they can contribute to securing the future of the club. Manager Michael Nelson, the Executive Committee and everyone behind the scenes at Blyth Spartans are working extremely hard during these unprecedented times. Despite the difficulties, including not even knowing when the season will start or finish, we are continuing to plan for next season. We ask fans who would…


1899 Club | Draw winners for April

28th May 2020

The winners of the 1899 Club draw for April have been drawn, by manager Michael Nelson. 1st – 119 Chris Addison £100 2nd – 50 Andy Westgarth 2 x hospitality 3rd- 34 Paul Scott 2 x league match day tickets To claim your price, please contact our general manager Mike Coulson at  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for your continued to support.  How can I join the…


Club news | Generous supporter donates £1,000 to Spartans

18th May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC sends its utmost appreciation and thanks to exile supporter Graham Moorhouse for his generous £1,000 donation to go towards our annual pitch maintenance at Croft Park. Graham, who lives in Alberta Canada with his wife June, is pictured above in our matchday hospitality suite after sponsoring one of our fixtures a couple of seasons ago. And despite living over 3,500 miles away, Graham always keeps a close…


Player news | McKeown option exercised

15th May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is very pleased to have exercised an option in Corey McKeown’s contract to keep the player at Croft Park for the upcoming season.  The 17-year-old trained and appeared for Blyth last pre-season before being offered a contract in November following the conclusion of his FA Youth Cup run with Morpeth Town.  By making a handful of substitute appearances and continuing to train with the first-team, McKeown gained…


Interview | Thackray heaps praise on Blyth Spartans fans

9th May 2020

Kris Thackray admits he was “blown over” by Blyth Spartans fans during his first season – and hopes to use the upcoming campaign to repay them for their magnificent support.  The 31-year-old, who signed a two-year contract at Croft Park in January, is preparing for next season after the National League suspended 2019/20 due to the coronavirus pandemic.  But while the fixtures have come to an end, Blyth are yet…


Interview | Thackray looks ahead to another season at Spartans

7th May 2020

Kris Thackray has revealed he had always wanted to play for Blyth Spartans since his return to the North East as he embarks on his second season at the club.  The defender joined permanently from Morpeth Town in January and signed a two-year deal, meaning he is preparing for his first full campaign at Croft Park – whenever that may begin.  Indeed, Thackray’s stay in Northumberland will provide a big…