1899 Club

As a football club, we recognise supporters are our lifeblood. Since 2013, our average attendance has increased by about 150%, which is a remarkable increase and with the new and improved 1899 club, we not only want to want to offer supporters unique prizes and experiences, we also want to massively increase the levels of communication and information that’s put out about the 1899 club.

The recent survey conducted by the Green Army told us that you wanted greater transparency around the funds in the 1899 club and changes in the prizes. We have listened to your feedback and hope that you feel your feedback has been implemented.

Firstly, the 1899 will be coordinated by Scott Gibson. Scott has been working with the football club for a number of months in voluntary capacity and has focussed on ensuring the draw has taken place monthly and on the pitch at half time in games. Scott will continue to work with Dan Rolls to ensure the 1899 club reflects the views of the fan base.

The 1899 club funds are your money, held in trust by the club to support the manager in giving the fans the best possible team. This is your opportunity to directly influence what you see on the pitch. Please come and join us

In the near future you’ll see monthly updates appear on the website and social media where you’ll be updated on future prizes, the balance of the account and how to money is being spent.

£100 numbers draw

The £100 draw is now the “one in a thousand draw”. If your number is chosen you win the prize. If the number chosen has not been allocated, then the prize increase by £100 each month until it is won.

Fan Experience draw

Everyone who joins the 1899 club will get one entry into the fan experience draw. This ensures that everyone gets a fair chance to win a prize here, no matter how much you put in.

Fan experience prizes to include (but not limited to) the following.

  • A signed team photo
  • Hospitality for two in the Tommy Hedley suite
  • A signed ball
  • A signed shirt/training shirt
  • Be in the team photo
  • £50 drinks voucher for the social club
  • Interviewed for match day programme/website
  • Be the Assistant Manager for a preseason friendly
  • Present an award at clubs’ presentation night
  • £50 voucher for the club store

1899 FAQs.

Remember you can join the 1899 club by emailing scott.gibson@blythspartans.com stating how many numbers you require. Each number costs £5

  1. When will the draw be made? The draw will be made as soon as possible after the end of the previous month
  2. Will the draw be made on the pitch? Yes, as long as practical this will continue. If we have a series of away games at start of the month the draw may not be made on the pitch
  3. I had a number for the 1899 club, can I start using it again? Yes but please email scott.gibson@blythspartans.com with your name and number so the records can be updated.
  4. I have numerous numbers spread across my family. Does this mean I can add the total numbers together for the 1899 benefits? Yes, as long as we receive one payment for a family. For example Mr Rolls pays one payment of £30 for six numbers for himself and his children. He would qualify for the benefits of having six numbers.
  5. How do I qualify for the new benefits? Benefits such as the signed match ball, signed shirt can be claimed after 6 payments have been made.
  6. Can the prizes be exchanged for cash? There is no cash equivalent prize.
  7. How will I know how the 1899 club money is being spent? We will give the balance of the account and how much has been paid out and for what purpose, on a quarterly basis. We will not give details of who the money was paid to.
  8. How do I qualify for the season ticket draw? You must have paid in 6 monthly payments or the one off amount starting from August 2023.
  9. When will the season ticket draw take place? The draw will take place in April.
  10. Can I increase my payments in to the 1899 club? Yes, please email the scott.gibson@blythspartans.com and you will be allocated new numbers.
  11. Is the season ticket for the seats? No, the prize is a standing season ticket, although this can be upgraded to a seat season ticket for an additional fee.
  12. If I am a concession and win the season ticket draw, can the season ticket be allocated to a standard paying adult. No, the season ticket will be tailored to you.
  13. How will I know if the 1899 club is a success? We will publish the allocated numbers on a quarterly basis, together with the funds total.
  14. Is the “One in a thousand” draw like a pub quiz jack pot? Yes, if it is not won an additional £100 gets added to the pot.
  15. When do I get my pin badge? Once you have paid in 6 monthly payments. For those club members have been members for over 6 months, we will look to provide the pin badges before the end of 2023.
  16. Are the prizes transferable? Only with the agreement of Blyth Spartans AFC
  17. How long do I get to claim the benefits? Generally within the season, although this can be extended with the agreement of the club.
  18. If I pay the one off payment, do I qualify for the benefits immediately. Yes, some of the benefits, for example a shirt may need to be ordered. Please be patients as we work through the prizes. The one off payment is for 12 months

Members as of 1/12/2023

Andrew Curran, Anthony Seghini, Kevin Scott, M Tilmouth, Paul Robinson, Graham Mullen, Graham Mullen (Mrs), Paul Scott, Stephen Virtue, Mark Baston, Andy Westgarth, Jack Walton, Kevin Walker, John Winfer, Ed Orwin, John Gibson, Peter Ellis, Alan McLean, Malcolm Muter, Chris Lillico, Dave Luke, Michael Blyth, Rowan Edwards, Lee Anderson, Lou Scott, Anthony Francis, Scott Gibson, Simon Pearce, Chris Addison, John Cummings, Richard Farquharson, Martin Lindores, Lorraine Bell, Michael Stephens, Simon Turney, Mark Crudace, John Wilkinson, Dave Thompson, Evie Thompson, Kevin Chandler, Don Foster, Tim Ives, Nicola Ives, Peter Ridley, Martyn Hastings, Paul Rae, John Hague, Jonathan Miller, David Wilson, Sid Moffett, James Rennison, Jeff Young, Iain Turton, Mr & Mrs A Bosworth, Aaron Timlin, Martin Hunter, John Spedding, John Crowther, Mark Walker, Mark Graham, Kevin Miles, Neal Smith (Aldcroft), I D Mather, Michael Curry, Danny Haggerty, J E Howells, John Stoker, Derek Easton, Michael Croft, Brian Anderson, Marshall Bird, Alan Railton, Simon Scott, Steve Ord, Zoe Ord, John Greenaway, Peter Hardy, Mark Baston, Carole Scott, Kelly Scott, Mark Wilkinson, Steve Perola, Jim Lashley, Nick Brown, Ryan Wigham, Matt Hurren, Carly Dakers, Joey Merryweather, Paul Rae, Jon Mullin, Darren Parker, Sean O’Neill, Michael Armstrong, David Turnbull, Stuart Olley, John Mather, Ian Wrightson, Stephen Crosby, Garry Benns, Luke Benns, Brian Anderson, Mick Bassam, Ed Thompson, Janet Cook, Frank Cook, Chaz Cook, Brian Howitt, David Allen, Christopher Allen, Peter Farquharson, Steven Young, Brian Latty, Graham Woodward, Bill Thompson, Alan Luke, S and J A Tuck, D Moore, D Walker, Steven Young, M Rose, Darren Conner, John Cummings, David Jones, Paul Parker, Anthony Hedley, Jonathan Lillico, Anthony Seghini, Ian Hertwick, Ellen Gourley, Mark Crozier, David Gourley, Kyle Hall, Richard Trood, Chris Lowery, Colin Bassam, Steve Nendick, Leighton Short, Adam Uddgren, Steve Boyle, Darren Conner, Mark Wilkinson, Daniel Haldane, Paul Hanson, John Johnson, Barry Easton, Cole Williams, Jack Morton, Brian Howitt, Esther Malynowskyj, Adrienne Luke, David Fenwick, Alexander Rutherford, S Richardson and Alan Gilone.