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…


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…


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….


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…


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….


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…


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…


Spartans saddened to learn the passing of Eddie Turney

8th April 2020

Blyth Spartans are deeply saddened to learn the passing of lifelong supporter, former player and director Eddie Turney. Eddie played for Spartans during the 1950s alongside his brother, Jim, Frank and John. He went onto to become a director at Croft Park and supported the club through thick and thin. Blyth Spartans meant a great deal to Eddie. Our thoughts are with Eddie’s friends and family at this sad time.


1899 Club | Thank you to our longstanding members

3rd April 2020

First and foremost, Blyth Spartans AFC hope our management, players, officials, volunteers and supporters are keeping safe and well during this difficult time.  In these unprecedented times, the future of our club and fellow non-league sides are in a situation none of us have ever experienced before. Despite there being no news as to when the National League will resume, the Executive Committee members are doing all they can to…


BSAFCTV | Relive 14/15 FA Cup run on our Youtube channel

31st March 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce it is bringing the ‘FA Cup Journey 2014/15’ DVD live to our YouTube this Friday for the first time.  The two-hour production, expertly produced by former media team member Matt Riggs, shows highlights from all eight matches, interviews and much more from our most recent run to the third round.  It was only ever available on DVD, That is, until now.  At 7:55pm…