News | Matty Dopson signs Spartans contract

19th June 2022

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce that England Schoolboy international Matty Dopson has signed a contract for next season. Dopson enjoyed a breakout campaign last season as he captained Spartans’ under-18s to the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup, before earning an international call up England Schoolboys for the Centenary Shield – where he was an ever present. The club enjoys a successful relationship with Tyne Met College,…

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Vacancy | U19 Football Development Programme Coach

31st May 2022

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce an opportunity for a part time coach to assist in the coordination, coaching and development of the Blyth Spartans U19 Academy Football programme. The successful applicant will actively recruit and grow the Academy, working closely with the curriculum teams of our education partner, Tyne Metropolitan College, to ensure all youngsters maximise their potential in all aspects of their experience on the programme. The role…

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Interview | Marc Nash | Youth teams

12th April 2022

Spartans’ under-18s coach Marc Nash spoke with Blyth Live’s Niall Bromley as they discussed the Club’s succcessful partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College. Nash, who is Head Football Coach at Tyne Met, oversaw a training match between the under-18s and under-19s on Monday night as Spartans looked to shape their youth squads ahead of next season.

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Youth teams | Spartans on the lookout for the next generation of talent

12th April 2022

Blyth Spartans and Tyne Metropolitan College are on the lookout for the next generation of talent to represent the club next season. The partnership programme sees students represent Spartans, either at under-18 or under-19 level, while undertaking a vocational course at Tyne Met College. The programme is flexible, and allows students to either study the dedicated Football Excellence Programme aimed for those wanting to pursue a career in sport, or…

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News | See the next generation of Spartans at Croft Park

10th April 2022

This Monday night you’ll be able to see the new generation of young Spartans as the Under-19s take on the Under-18s at Croft Park. The match will feature a number of the players that starred for Spartans under-18s in their historic FA Youth Cup run earlier in the season, as well as featuring several trialists. Next season will see the club continue it’s successful partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College, with…

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Interview | Spartans starlet Dopson reflects on an impressive season

8th April 2022

By Liam O’Brien We caught up with Matty Dopson, who is currently playing for England Under 18s Schoolboys in the Centenary Shield. Dopson’s call-up to the the Schoolboys squad in January, was a reward for a fantastic season, that saw him lead Spartans Under-18s to a historic run to the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup. The full-back has played a key role for England so far, starting…

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Reaction | Marc Nash on FA Youth Cup win over Darlington

1st September 2021

Marc Nash was left feeling a huge sense of pride after Blyth Spartans advanced into the next round of FA Youth Cup by beating Darlington 6-0 at Croft Park.  Nash, who runs the team along with Spartans first-team manager Michael Nelson in association with Tyne Met college, watched his side cruise into the first round qualifying.  Joseph Hands struck twice in the first-half with Jay Errington also getting on the…

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Under-19s | Register for our recruitment training sessions

18th March 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC can announce full details regarding its under-19s recruitment drive, which is due to begin later this month.  This opportunity is open to all players entering the U19s age group ahead of the 2021/22 season AND interested in taking a vocational course at Tyne Metropolitan College. To find out more regarding our partnership with Tyne Met, please click here.  Michael Nelson, manager of the senior team and U19s, will stage two…

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Under-19s | Join our Zoom meeting with Michael Nelson

26th February 2021

Blyth Spartans AFC manager Michael Nelson is hosting a Zoom meeting next week for anyone interested in joining our under-19s team, in collaboration with Tyne Metropolitan College. Formed in 2019, our exciting partnership will see students represent Spartans in the National Youth Alliance for the 2021-22 season, while undertaking a vocational course at Tyne Met. Here are just some of the benefits to the courses offered: Further your education Develop…

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