Club Statement | Trish Fitzgerald

25th January 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is saddened to be informed of the recent passing of lifelong supporter Trish Fitzgerald. Trish and husband Allan were ardent home and away supporters and often combined the longer away fixtures with a weekend stay. We are most grateful for the donation left by Trish to the club and send our deepest sympathies and condolences to Allan for his loss.

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Club Statement | National League North suspension

22nd January 2021

Following discussions with the League Management Committee, the majority of National League North and South Clubs voted that they could not continue to operate whilst there was uncertainty about ongoing grants to compensate for lost revenue due to no spectators being allowed to attend games. The National League Clubs decided that they could continue playing. The majority of National League North and South clubs were unwilling to take out loans…

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Club Statement | National League North season suspended for two weeks

22nd January 2021

The National League have released the following statement: “Following the review of the feedback from Clubs in connection to the recent Clubs meeting, a Board meeting this morning decided to halt the participation in the North/South Divisions for a two-week period, effective immediately.” Those who had already purchased the stream for tomorrow’s game with Chester have been refunded. Refunds can take between 5-10 days to appear in customer’s account. Further…

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Joint-Statement | National League North clubs

21st January 2021

Following a meeting with the National League board and the FA to discuss the options presented to us, we are making the following statement;  ‘’Whilst the integrity of the National League is important, we do not value this above the safety and wellbeing of our families, staff, volunteers or that of our heroic workers who are tackling this pandemic on the frontline.  Furthermore, we have now been asked to consider…

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National League Statement | Winter Survival Package

20th January 2021

The National League has held meetings with Member Clubs today to discuss further information regarding the Government’s Winter Survival Package. A presentation was given to Member Clubs at today’s meetings to assess various options. The National League wishes to place on record its gratitude for the approach of Member Clubs at each meeting. Interim General Manager of The National League, Mark Ives, has requested each Member Club to provide views…

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Club Statement | AFC Fylde fixture postponed

15th January 2021

Blyth Spartans’ National League North fixture at AFC Fylde on Saturday (January 16th) is off following two positive Covid-19 tests in the home side’s camp. A revised date for the fixture will be announced in due course. We send our best wishes to those affected and hope they make a speedy recovery. Our next scheduled game is next Saturday (January 23rd) when we play host to Chester.

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Q&A | Questions answered by Executive Committee

13th January 2021

Earlier this month, the Executive Committee invited questions from supporters with the club unable to host an open forum due to Covid-19 restrictions. These answers can now be viewed below. We thank everyone who took the time to send in questions and your continuous support and interest in Blyth Spartans AFC. Q1: What is the current financial situation of the club? EC: The National League has negotiated funding for its…

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Joint Statement | National League North clubs

12th January 2021

When National League clubs agreed in October to start the season playing behind closed doors, this decision was based on reassurances that grants would be provided to compensate for essential revenue lost from fans not returning on 1st October. Had these assurances not been provided then many Clubs at our level may have taken the decision not to commence the season. Matchday revenue from supporters attending games and its associated…

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Postponed | Alfeton Town (H) | National League North

9th January 2021

Our National League North fixture against Alfreton Town, due to take place this afternoon at Croft Park, has been postponed due to a frozen pitch.  We covered the pitch as best as possible but due to the adverse weather conditions and freezing temperatures overnight, the match referee deemed it unplayable.  A rescheduled date will be announced in due course.  Refunds to all those who purchased the live stream have been…

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Pitch Inspection | Alfreton Town (H) | National League North

8th January 2021

A pitch inspection will take place at 8am on Saturday morning to determine if our National League North fixture with Alfreton Town at Croft Park can go ahead.  The inspection has been called in line with the match referee in view of the adverse weather conditions and freezing forecast anticipated overnight.  With our visitors due to travel to Northumberland early morning, the arranged time allows us to make an official…

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