Club Statement | Barron & Turnbull step in on interim basis

19th November 2021

Blyth Spartans can confirm that Michael Barron and Stephen Turnbull will take charge of the first-team on an interim basis.  Barron has agreed to stay on and assist the club whilst it conducts a search to replace Michael Nelson’s after his departure on Wednesday evening. Club legend Turnbull returns to Croft Park having gained managerial experience at Northumberland counterparts Morpeth Town.  As a player, Turnbull made 206 appearances for Spartans – famously scoring a wonderful…

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Vacancy | First-Team Manager

18th November 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is now accepting applications for the position of first-team manager.  Applicants who believe they have the relevant experience and qualifications should submit their CV to generalmanager@blythspartans.com.  The job includes team selection, with training nights taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and player recruitment. The club also has relationships with Tyne Metropolitan College and 20 Blyth Spartans Junior teams to consider.

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AGM Cancelled | November 18th

17th November 2021

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled to take place on Thursday November 18th at the Blyth Spartans Social Club, has been cancelled due to circumstances that require the presence of the club director. The club apologies for the late notification of the cancellation but will probably be aware of the reason for the action. We will notify shareholders of a new date with the appropriate notice period. Tony PlattenChairman of…

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Club Statement | Michael Nelson

17th November 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC has today parted company with manager Michael Nelson through mutual consent. Michael departs having first joined the club in March 2020. During his time at Croft Park, Michael worked tirelessly during difficult times as the club battled through the Covid-19 pandemic. A busy summer of recruitment provided a lot of optimism but after a series of disappointing performances over several weeks, the club can announce Michael’s departure. The club…

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Voluntary position | PA Announcer

15th November 2021

An opportunity has arisen to join Blyth Spartans as PA Announcer on a voluntary basis.  The ideal candidate should have clear and accurate communication skills and the ability to attend all home matches.  This position is voluntary but out-of-pocket expenses will be paid if travelling is involved. Please apply in the first instance to our General Manager Mike Coulson mike.coulson@blythspartans.com. 

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Arrival | Cunningham re-signs for Spartans

11th November 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the signing of Aaron Cunningham on a permanent basis, subject to league approval.   Cunningham is no stranger to Croft Park having enjoyed three separate loan spells with the club during his time at Hartlepool United.  In total, the 23-year-old central defender has made 32 appearances for Spartans.  Michael Nelson, manager of Blyth Spartans, said: “We are delighted to bring Aaron on board. He…

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Interview | Captain Dopson ‘proud’ of FA Youth Cup run

4th November 2021

Matthew Dopson was left a proud captain as Blyth Spartans’ FA Youth Cup campaign ended at the First Round Proper stage.  The young Spartans advanced past Darlington, Billingham Town, Gateshead and AFC Fylde to set up an encounter with League Two academy Salford City.  Salford emerged as 3-0 winners at the Peninsula Stadium as Dopson reflected on his and his teammates fantastic achievement to reach such stage in the first…

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Interview | Nash ‘proud’ as FA Youth Cup comes to an end

4th November 2021

“Once they shake off the disappointment of tonight, hopefully they’ll sit back and be proud. I feel very proud.” That was the overriding emotion of under-18s coach Marc Nash after Blyth Spartans’ excellent FA Youth Cup campaign came to an end at Salford City.  Wins against Darlington, Billingham Town, Gateshead and AFC Fylde saw the young Spartans create history by reaching the First Round Proper.  The challenge of League Two…

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Leamington (H) 21/22 | Tickets on sale | Buy in advance

3rd November 2021

Tickets for our National League North fixture with Leamington at Croft Park are now on sale. Michael Nelson’s side host The Brakes on Saturday, November 6th as they look to return to winning ways. Tickets can be bought online here or by calling our general office on 01670 352373 between 9am and 12pm Monday to Friday. Should you purchase your ticket(s) online, you will receive an email with your e-ticket(s) attached. This…

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