• Club news | Generous supporter donates £1,000 to Spartans
  • Player news | McKeown option exercised
  • Interview | Thackray heaps praise on Blyth Spartans fans
  • Interview | Thackray looks ahead to another season at Spartans
  • Player news | Quartet leave Blyth Spartans

1899 Club | Draw winners for February and March

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

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

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

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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Spartans saddened to learn the passing of Eddie Turney

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.

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1899 Club | Thank you to our longstanding members

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…

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

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…

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National League Statement | 2019/20 suspended ‘indefinitely’

The National League Board met earlier today and has reviewed its prior decision to suspend the competition until at least 3rd April 2020. In consideration of the very serious and unprecedented national public health emergency caused by the coronavirus, the Board has taken the decision to suspend the National League, National League North and National League South competitions indefinitely. The National League is currently obtaining specialist legal advice, is consulting…

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Club Statement | FA Statement

Blyth Spartans AFC would like to try and offer clarity on the latest FA statement following various reports.  The FA has confirmed that Leagues at Step 3-6 are set to be declared null and void, with all results expunged. We are led to believe the initial statement by The FA stated relegation from Step 2, i.e. National League North, would, as a result, not take place.  However, on current viewing,…

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Club Statement | Player wages

Like all sports clubs in the United Kingdom, Blyth Spartans AFC is facing an unprecedented situation. The club has had no income since it’s last home game on February 15th and will have no further income for the foreseeable future. Wages were paid in full last week but we, therefore, have no other option than to suspend all wage payments to employees forthwith. The government and the League have announced schemes…

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