• Commerical | Player Sponsorship 21/22
  • Media Team Vacancy | Media Assistant & Club Journalist
  • Hartlepool United friendly | Kick-off time brought forward
  • Pre-season 21/22 | Hartlepool & Newcastle United tickets on sale
  • South Shields (H) | Tickets now on sale | 21/22

Preview | Middlesbrough U23s | 21/22

BY Stephen Burton Blyth Spartans fans make their long-awaited return to Croft Park on Saturday as Michael Nelson’s side begin their pre-season campaign with the visit of Middlesbrough under-23s (kick-off 3pm). It’s been a long 17 months but supporters will finally have the chance to welcome manager Nelson to the touchline, as well as catch a glimpse of a host of new (and old) faces that have joined the club…

Read More >>

News | Important ticketing information

Everyone at Blyth Spartans AFC can’t wait for Saturday when we can finally open the gates at Croft Park and welcome supporters back our friendly against Middlesbrough U23s. It seems like an eternity since February 15th, 2020 when we last admitted supporters to our matches and so much has changed since then. We mentioned last year that we had invested in an online ticketing system, but due to the Covid-19…

Read More >>

Pre-season 21/22 | Newcastle United friendly confirmed

Blyth Spartans AFC is very pleased to confirm Newcastle United under-23s will travel to Croft Park on Tuesday, August 3 for a pre-season friendly.  The young Magpies, managed by Chris Hogg and Peter Ramage, visit Northumberland for Blyth’s penultimate friendly with kick-off taking place at 7:30pm.  Michael Nelson, manager of Blyth Spartans, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to Newcastle and Chris Hogg for fitting us into…

Read More >>

Event | Kit launch and Q&A event

Blyth Spartans AFC, in association with the Supporters Club, is hosting a kit launch and Q&A evening on Friday, July 16th.   Taking place at our social club, the event will give supporters the opportunity to purchase the new 2021/22 shirts, sponsored by CEFO Group, and put forward questions to first-team manager Michael Nelson, vice captain JJ O’Donnell and left-back Michael Liddle. Unfortunately, this will be limited to 60 people…

Read More >>

Arrival | Nicky Deverdics joins Spartans

Blyth Spartans AFC is delighted to announce the signing of Nicky Deverdics, who returns to Croft Park 10 years after his first spell.  Deverdics was a regular under Mick Tait during his solitary season – appearing 45 times and scoring three goals as the team narrowly missed out on the Conference North play-offs in 2010/11.  Before joining Spartans, the former Newcastle United youngster spent time at Gateshead, Bedlington Terriers, Gretna…

Read More >>

CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy | Spartans v South Shields

The CEFO CFS Challenge Trophy will be on the line when Blyth Spartans host South Shields in pre-season this month. Both clubs recently announced partnerships with CEFO Group and CFS, signalling the group of companies’ tremendous and continued commitment to supporting non-league football in the North East. CEFO Group, Blyth’s main sponsor, will feature proudly on the club’s home and away kits for the 2021/22 season, while the CFS logo…

Read More >>

Preview | Marske United (A) | 21/22

BY Liam O’Brien *MATCH CALLED OFF AFTER A POSITIVE COVID-19 TEST IN THE MARSKE UNITED CAMP* The long wait is almost over. Blyth Spartans are back in action for the first time since December 2020 at Marske United in their opening game of pre-season on Saturday. Following a frantic summer of signings – including the return of fans’ favourites – Michael Nelson’s men take to the field as they step…

Read More >>

Club Statement | Buddle named as club captain

Blyth Spartans AFC is thrilled to announce Nathan Buddle as our new club captain.  Buddle first moved to Croft Park in 2013 from Hartlepool United and has been at the heart of the club’s success since then.  Describing it as the highlights of his career, the defender formed a formidable partnership with Ryan Hutchinson during the 2014/15 FA Cup run, which ultimately earned him a switch to League Two side…

Read More >>

21/22 fixtures | Spartans host Alfreton in season opener

Blyth Spartans begin their 2021/22 National League North campaign with a home fixture against Alfreton Town.  It all gets underway on Saturday, August 14 when Billy Heath’s Alfreton visit Croft Park.  Spartans travel to Kidderminster Harriers for their first away trip before ending the opening month of August against AFC Telford United at home and Farsley Celtic away.  Blyth host Darlington in one of six North East derbies on Saturday, September 11. The…

Read More >>

Middlesbrough U23s (H) | Tickets now on sale

Tickets for our home friendly with Middlesbrough under-23s are now on sale via our online booking system.  Blyth Spartans entertain Boro’s youngsters on Saturday, July 17th, the first time a crowd will be present inside Croft Park since February 2020.  Kick-off is at 3pm, giving supporters the opportunity to see Michael Nelson and his summer signings in action.  With Covid-19 restrictions still in place when Boro visit South East Northumberland,…

Read More >>