Rank and File | Malcolm Stephenson

11th May 2017

  Phil Castiaux catches up with long term Spartans fan Malcolm Stephenson who discusses his volunteering role at the club.   Malcolm, let’s get started by you telling me a little about yourself. “Well, I’m 56 years old and have  been supporting Blyth since 1977 when my first game was the Burscough one in our famous FA Cup run. There have been so many highlights like the visits to St,…


Rank and File | Glen Maxwell

10th May 2017

  Press officer Glen Maxwell is in his second stint at Croft Park. He talks to Phil Castiaux about his role and himself. Firstly, tell me a little about yourself. Ok, well I’m 27 and born and bred in Blyth. I’ve been a supporter of the Spartans for many years. I can’t remember my first game, but I do know I was a mascot on my sixth birthday when we beat…


Rank and File | Gillian Blackett

9th May 2017

  Gillian took over the Club House last May. She talks to Phil Castiaux about the changes she has brought about, her further objectives and her life.   What has changed since May? Physically the outside of the building has been painted and the internal walls redecorated. In terms of the use of the building we have been raising its profile on Facebook and Instagram and we’ve been busy hosting…


Rank and File | Anthony Seghini

8th May 2017

  In the first of our rank and file pieces that previously featured in our match programmes, Phil Castiaux caught up with Supporters Club Chairman and soon-to-be club General Manager Anthony Seghini.   First Ant tell me a little about yourself. Well, I’m 52 now and have recently taken early retirement from the banking business. My first Spartans game was in the early 70s. I remember a friendly against Leeds United…