Player news | Quartet leave Blyth Spartans

4th May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can announce Scott Fenwick, Michael Sweet, Lewis Horner and Jordan Summerly have left the club.  The following players were not offered new terms for next season and therefore have been released.  Fenwick moved to Croft Park last summer having returned to the North East following a spell at National League South side Chelmsford City.  However, the former Hartlepool United striker was restricted to just 12 appearances in…

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Player news | Rhys Evans commits future to Spartans

2nd May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is very pleased to announce Rhys Evans has committed his future to the club for the upcoming season.  The 23-year-old joined from Newcastle Benfield last summer having previously spent time in Scotland with Queen of the South and St Johnstone. Evans stepped up from the Northern League to become a regular name in the Blyth starting XI. He, alongside Robbie Dale, made the highest number of appearances…

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Interview | Nelson ‘proud and honoured’ to be Spartans boss

1st May 2020

Michael Nelson says he is “proud and honoured” at becoming the new manager of Blyth Spartans.  The former Hartlepool United defender was appointed on a permanent basis earlier today having originally stepped in until the end of the 2019/20 season back in March.  Nelson initially joined Blyth as a player but was soon placed in charge of the first-team, but oversaw just one game after the coronavirus brought the campaign…

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News | Update from chairman Tony Platten

1st May 2020

Firstly, may I take this opportunity to thank you for your fantastic support throughout the 2019/20 campaign. Football is facing an uncertain future, particularly for part-time non-league clubs like Blyth Spartans. Similar to clubs up and down the country, our season was cut short after the last match away to Brackley Town on March 7. What compounded the financial situation for us was that the last home game at which…

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Club Statement | Michael Nelson appointed Blyth Spartans boss

1st May 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce Michael Nelson as the club’s new manager.  Nelson was previously placed in charge of the first-team in March until the end of the 2019/20 season but saw his spell in the dugout cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.  And despite joining the club little under two months ago, Nelson has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to help during these unprecedented times.  This…

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1899 Club | A letter to our members

25th April 2020

Dear Supporter, Firstly, I’d like to say a massive thank you on behalf of myself and Blyth Spartans AFC for your continued support through the 1899 Club. We’d like to remind you just how much we appreciate your monthly contributions, even more so during these unprecedented times. With that in mind, we are planning to overhaul our 1899 Club during the summer months and boost communication between ourselves and you….

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1899 Club | Draw winners for February and March

24th April 2020

The winners of the 1899 Club draw for February and March have been drawn.  February  £100 – Robin Taylor  2 x Sponsors lounge – Stephen James  2 x match tickets – Mark Carruthers  Loyalty prize – Michael Croft  March £100 – Warren Smith  2 x Sponsors lounge – Martin Gallon  2 x match tickets – Jonathan Lillico  Loyalty prize – Ian Hertwick  To claim your price, please contact our general…

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News | Blyth Spartans season ticket holder raising money for NHS

23rd April 2020

Blyth Spartans fan Mark Deeks has struck the right note with an ear-catching way of helping the NHS in the current crisis. Deeks, 42, a season ticket holder at Croft Park, has taken a tune revered in the North East and rearranged it for the piano – and it has already proven a hit online.  Blyth-based Mark has come up with a stirring new version of Mark Knopfler’s Local Hero….

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National League statement | 2019/20 cancelled

22nd April 2020

National League Clubs were asked to support an ordinary resolution on 9 April to end the Playing Season for all fixtures scheduled up to and including 25 April 2020. With almost 90% of responses returned it is evident a clear majority of Clubs are in favour, including a majority of Clubs in each of the National League, National League North and National League South divisions. In the knowledge that the…

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National League Statement | Solidarity Payment

14th April 2020

The National League wishes to place on record its gratitude to the Premier League for an advance in its annual solidarity payments. The Premier League unanimously voted to send funds to The National League three months earlier than originally scheduled. Reflecting on their decision, National League Chairman, Brian Barwick, said: “I am delighted that the relationship between the Premier League and The National League remains so strong. “We are very…

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