Long-Serving Castiaux Calls it a Day at Croft Park

6th October 2016

Blyth Spartans are sad to announce that long-serving media manager Phil Castiaux has decided to step down from his role at the end of the season. A Spartans supporter for nearly 60 years, he has dedicated more than half of that time volunteering at Croft Park and is currently the longest serving official at the club. However, Phil has come to the conclusion that the end of this season is…

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Spartans Resurrect Snapchat and Periscope Accounts Ahead of Emirates FA Cup Tie

16th September 2016

Don’t worry if you’re unable to make it to Croft Park for Blyth’s Emirates FA Cup clash with Morpeth Town on Saturday – as Spartans have taken the decision to resurrect the club’s Snapchat and Periscope accounts ahead of the game. Fans from around the globe can follow all of tomorrow’s action from inside the ground on Snapchat. Simply add blythspartans1 on the photo-sharing app, where fans can follow the events…

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Steven Turnbull Has Good Luck Message For Blyth Spartans Juniors Ahead Of FA Youth Cup Clash

8th September 2016

Blyth midfielder Stephen Turnbull has wished Blyth Spartans Juniors the best of luck for this evening – ahead of the side’s first ever FA Youth Cup fixture. Spartans’ under 17s side will take on Hebburn Town Juniors at Croft Park tonight, after entering the prestigious youth competition – currently held by Premier League side Chelsea, who beat Manchester City in the final – for the first time. And, as one…

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Maxwell Makes A Return To Croft Park

18th August 2016

Former Programme Editor Glen Maxwell has returned to Blyth Spartans to take over as the club’s new Press Officer. Glen – who was part of the club’s media team that won the Evo-Stik League Public Relations Club of the Year award for the 2012/13 season – also launched the highly successful BSAFCTV YouTube channel in the summer of 2013. He worked in a number of other roles during his two-and-a-half-year…

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Spartans Say Goodbye to Clinton

18th August 2016

BSAFCTV cameraman Clinton Forde has decided to step down from his role on the Blyth Spartans media team. Clinton joined the club while studying for a masters degree in sports journalism at the University of Sunderland last season to work on the Spartans’ TV channel but, unfortunately, he is unable to commit to the club for another season – as the Newcastle United season ticket holder has been given a…

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Media Team Loses Another Member

18th August 2016

Blyth Spartans Media Team member Ryan Gray has left the club to join Boreham Wood FC. Much like Matt Rigg’s departure to Premier League side West Ham United earlier this summer, Ryan – pictured above in a Blyth Spartans hoodie – is moving on to take up a paid role with the National Conference League side. He also has the added draw that his partner has got a new job…

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Media | Temporary contact details

Croft Park press box
18th July 2016

Message from Spartans’ Media Manager Phil Castiaux: “I’m away from Friday 22 July until Thursday 1 September 2016, and will not be up to date with emails and Spartans business. In my absence, try General Manager Ian Evans (01670 352373, Contact Us) or Press Officer Craig Dobson (07880 237089, Contact Us).” Alternatively, for non-media related enquiries, you can contact the club via our official Facebook page here.

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Media | Craig Dobson joins the team as Press Officer

Craig Dobson
18th July 2016

The club has added to its Media Team. Craig Dobson has joined as Press Officer, and will fulfil a variety of roles bringing increased experience and skills to the team. Media Manager Phil Castiaux said: “Craig has a highly impressive CV. He is a distance learning NCTJ trainee and has been involved with non-league football in the region for four years. He served as Press Officer and Programme Editor at Northern…

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Media | Brand new ‘Radio Blyth Live’ service will combine commentary and content for next season

Spartans fans unable to make it to Croft Park for the upcoming season will once again be spared the pain of missing out on the action, with live commentary for all home games and, hopefully, a good number of away fixtures promised via internet radio. The same old voice of Ryan Gray can be heard on brand spanking new equipment, alongside several of the club’s insightful Media Team members, via…

7th July 2016
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Media Notice No.5

The media interest in the Birmingham City game has been unprecedented. So much so that the extended area allocated to press for this game is now FULL. Please also note that the Press Conference at Croft Park this Tuesday at 10am will be the final chance for filming/interviews prior to the game, other than those to which the club is already committed. Thank you for your cooperation.

28th December 2014
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