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….

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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National League Statement | 2019/20 suspended ‘indefinitely’

31st March 2020

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 | Player wages

23rd March 2020

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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Club message | Stay safe, keep well

22nd March 2020

It goes without saying, Blyth Spartans AFC wishes its fans, volunteers, players and management to stay safe during these unprecedented times.  We, as a football club, are proud to represent this town and thank everyone for their continued support. You have always stuck by us throughout our 121-year history. So, if we can be of help in any way, please get in touch.  We await further updates on when football will return…

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Club Statement | Brief update from Executive Committee

19th March 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC has been made aware of the Premier League and EFL further suspending their seasons until April 30.  The EFL also announced yesterday it would be taking measures to immediately assist with cash flow via a £50million short-term relief package. Indeed, our Executive Committee is constantly reviewing the situation and wait for further updates from the National League.  We appreciate this is a difficult time – including the football…

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