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  • Will McGowan departs Croft Park
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  • Michael Liddle announces his retirement from football

2024/25 Kit Launch

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce and share our new Home and Away shirts for the 2024/25 Season. Errea will once again be the supplier for our new kits, thanks to the agreement put in place by the outgoing Supporters club. The affiliation with Errea means these kits are a unique design for Blyth Spartans. The club would like to place on record our thanks to Ian, Anthony and their…

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Tom Read announced as new Goalkeeper coach

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce Tom Read as our new Goalkeeper coach. The 30-year-old has worked for both West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City in both of their academies and was also the lead Goalkeeper coach of both women’s teams. Read faced Blyth from the opposition dugout while at AFC Telford United, where he served as their goalkeeper coach in the National League North. He currently works alongside Spartans…

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Ryan Donaldson joins Blyth Spartans

We are pleased to announce that Ryan Donaldson has joined Blyth Spartans following the expiration of his contract with Morpeth Town. The 33-year-old has spent the last three seasons playing for Northern Premier League Premier Division club, Morpeth Town, where he has featured 100 times for The Highwaymen. Before that, Donaldson had spells at Hartlepool United, Plymouth Argyle, Cambridge United and Gateshead, between 2012 and 2021. He is a graduate…

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Ian Aitken Departs Spartans

Blyth Spartans can confirm that Ian Aitken has left his role as the clubs Goalkeeper coach. Ian informed Spartans last month that he would not be carrying on in his role for the upcoming season and has since helped with the recruitment of his successor. He has been a popular figure around the club since he joined in 2019 and will be a miss both on and off the training…

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Lucas Reed becomes Blyth’s third summer signing

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce their third signing of the summer of Lucas Reed following the expiration of his contract at Manchester 62. Reed has been playing in Gibraltar for the last 18 months for the seven-time Gibraltar Football League Champions and has registered three goals and six assists in 24 matches. The 21-year-old Scotsman is a product of the Middlesbrough academy, featuring for their under-18 and under-21 squads….

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Club Statement | Open Letter

Dear Fans, In recent weeks the Football Club has received several complaints by a large number of our supporters including, the wider respected community members, and those who hold a particular interest within the Football Club. The complaints brought forward by the aforementioned, are against particular individuals who are fabricating stories that are deceitful and without merit. Furthermore, these individuals are fuelling hatred across social media platforms with fake news,…

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Michael Woods is a Spartan

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce the signing of Michael Woods following the expiration of his contract at South Shields.  He spent the last two seasons at Mariners Park after helping York City achieve promotion from the National League North to the National League in 2022.  The 34-year-old midfielder graduated from the Chelsea academy and made his 1st team debut for the Blues in 2007 during the FA Cup Third…

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Milburn Signs

Spartans first signing of the summer is Ben Milburn. Ben will be a familiar face to Spartans fans having signed for the 2021/22 season. After an impressive preseason the then Blyth Manager Michael Nelson described the defender as “one for the future” The then 18-year-old would spend most of the season on loan at first Whickham and then North Shields where he helped the latter win the Northern Premier Division…

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Blyth Spartans Retained List Confirmed

Blyth Spartans can now provide confirmation on its retained playing squad list following the conclusion of the 2023/24 Vanarama National League North campaign. Under ContractWill McGowanBilly Gordon  Players retainedNicky DeverdicsAlex Mitchell Harrison ClarkCharles AitkenOscar HartleyJoe Oliver Michael Hogan  Offered terms and in negotiationHarry ArnisonJordan CookMichael Liddle Contract ExpiredJonathan Hooper Returned to their parent clubMalakai ReeveLuke JamesLirak HasaniOli ThompsonHarry GardinerFinn Cousin Dawson Declined terms and have left the clubRhys Evans Jordan HickeyJonathan O’DonnellJack Bodenham Elliot…

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