Management | Barron arrives as Blyth no.2

19th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce Michael Barron as assistant manager to Michael Nelson. The 45-year-old is well known for his long association with Hartlepool United as a player and a coach – establishing himself as a club legend at Victoria Park. Barron first joined Pools as a player in 1996 on loan from Middlesbrough and then signed permanently a year later. In over a decade as a Pools…

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Club Statement | Positive Coronavirus test

18th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can confirm an individual at the club has tested positive for coronavirus.  The individual was present at training on Tuesday evening but missed Thursday’s session due to feeling unwell.  They have since tested positive for coronavirus, meaning all staff and players present at training on Tuesday must self isolate for 14 days from now, under government rules.  Subsequently, this means Saturday’s arranged friendly at Hartlepool United has…

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AGM | Postponed

16th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC and Social Club AGM – Thursday, October 1, 2020 Since declaring and publishing the date for the above meetings, COVID regulations have changed and public meetings of more than six people are now banned. Accordingly, we must formally advise shareholders that the AGMs have been cancelled. We are exploring the possibility of holding the AGMs using Zoom and will advise shareholders when details are available. We apologise…

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Live Stream | Hartlepool United (H)

11th September 2020

Blyth Spartans host Hartlepool United at Croft Park behind closed doors on Saturday afternoon – and we’re bringing the game LIVE to you!  We are nothing without our supporters and while we’re unable to welcome you back into CP just yet, we’re working tirelessly to ensure you don’t miss any of the action.  That is why we’ll be providing a live stream, so you can watch the full 90 minutes…

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Rearrangement | Spartans host Hartlepool this Saturday

10th September 2020

Blyth Spartans’ arranged pre-season friendly with Hartlepool United will now take place this Saturday (September 12) at Croft Park, behind closed doors.  The match was originally scheduled to take place on September 19 but has now been brought forward a week early.  Due to government advice and National League protocols, we are unable to welcome fans into Croft Park. We will, however, aim to provide a live stream for supporters…

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Arrival | Blackett signs on loan from Gateshead

9th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce Paul Blackett has joined on a season-long loan from National League North rivals Gateshead.  A former Newcastle United scholar, Blackett, 22, joined The Heed last summer having previously played for Heaton Stan and Newcastle Benfield in the Northern League.  Having struck four goals for Gateshead – including a hat-trick against Consett in the Durham Challenge Cup – Blackett was loaned to Whitby Town. …

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Arrival | Ex-Blackburn youngster joins Spartans

9th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to announce the arrival of former Blackburn Rovers youngster Connor Thomson.  Thomson, 24, arrives at Croft Park having spent the last two seasons at National League North rivals Gateshead, where he briefly worked under boss Michael Nelson.  As a kid, Thomson spent time on the books of Carlisle United and then joined Blackburn’s academy in December 2014.  He represented the Championship side at under-23s level…

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Refunds | Postponed South Shields friendly

7th September 2020

Supporters who purchased tickets for our postponed friendly with South Shields on Saturday can claim refunds from Wednesday. Refunds can be claimed from Croft Park between 10pm and 12pm on Wednesday and Thursday morning, Additionally, supporters can claim their refund from our social club on Thursday evening between 6pm and 7pm. Anyone not able to attend one of those times should contact our general manager Mike Coulson on 01670 352373…

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Postponed | Spartans postpone South Shields friendly

5th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC has taken the decision to cancel this afternoon’s friendly at South Shields due to concerns over the increased Covid-19 infection rate in South Tyneside.  Always our first priority is the safety and wellbeing of our supporters, management, players and officials.  And having taken into account the current circumstances that surround South Tyneside, we feel we would be putting those people at risk by fulfilling the fixture.  Supporters…

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News | AGM date confirmed

5th September 2020

Blyth Spartans AFC can announce that the AGM for both the football club and social club will take place on Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 7.30pm in our social club. Shareholders who have registered an email address will be notified. Only shareholders will be admitted and a register will be taken. This will also be a trial run for the reopening of the social club and Covid 19 measures will…

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