Blyth Spartans Seek New Media Manager

Blyth Spartans’ long-standing media manager Phil Castiaux has decided to retire at the end of this season, due to increased work commitments.

Phil has presided over the club’s press and media operations for more than 20 years and – during his time with the club – media operations have undergone major changes, with the introduction of video recording, live internet radio commentary and Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Under his guidance, numerous members of the media team have progressed to full-time employment with the likes of West Ham, Liverpool and Gateshead. The latest of these secured a job at the FA Football Museum in Manchester back in January.

The club is looking for someone with a general interest in football and some experience of modern journalism. The position is voluntary and full support will be given by the Executive Committee.

Blyth Spartans currently has several members in its media team and the new appointment would coordinate all media operation – as well as being responsible for issuing all formal club press announcements. The position would also require attendance at both home and away matches.

Applicants should apply to the club in writing or by email to general manager Ian Evans at

Posted by Tony Platten