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…


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…


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…


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…