• Business opportunity | Hot Food Catering Van pitch available
  • Soccer camps | Book your place for half-term
  • Club Statement | Rest in Peace, Ken Teasdale
  • Arrival | JJ O’Donnell joins on permanent deal
  • Arrival | Dan Maguire completes Blyth Spartans return

Community news | Easter soccer camps a success

Blyth Spartans AFC resumed its community programme during the Easter school holiday, once lockdown had eased, with a series of soccer camps. The camps were organised by the club in conjunction with Dugout Coaching, who delivered the practical element of the courses. Dugout coaching is run by ex-Spartans right-back Alex Nicholson and was ably assisted by his coaching staff, including current Spartans player, Connor Thomson. A total of 169 places…

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Club Statement | Spartans launch first-ever Elite Academy Programme

Blyth Spartans AFC is excited to announce the launch of its first Elite Academy Programme. While Blyth Spartans Junior are a well-established community football club that offers opportunities for all ages and abilities, this year, in addition to the junior club, will be a Blyth Spartans Academy, which will represent the club in the Junior Premier League (JPL). The academy will focus on Elite Player Performance, developing their technical, tactical,…

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Walking Football | Restarts on April 12th

Blyth Spartans AFC is pleased to confirm its Walking Football sessions will get back underway from Monday (April 12th).  The session times are as followed:  Monday: 10:30am to 11:30am & 7pm to 8pm.  Thursday: 10:30am to 11:30am & 7pm to 8pm.  The cost of each session is £3, or £15 for a block of six. These will take place on our 3G pitch at Croft Park. Should you be interested…

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Club Statement | Richard Shevlin

Blyth Spartans AFC is extremely saddened to learn about the passing of lifelong supporter Richard Shevlin, aged 48. Richard, whose grandfather originally played for Spartans in the 1920s, lived in North Wales and was an ardent fan – attending all games across the North West.  Here he is (middle) below attending our FA Trophy last 16 tie at Leyton Orient in February 2019.  Richard, a member of the 1899 Club,…

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Media Vacancy | Programme Editor

Blyth Spartans AFC is looking to recruit a new Programme Editor for the 2021/22 season following Russell Wynn’s decision to step down from the role.  This position is ideal for anyone with a strong interest in football and has aspirations of working in the sports media industry – whether you are a student or otherwise.  A number of media volunteers at the club have gone to secure full-time employment at…

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Easter soccer camp | Places available April 7-9

Our first Easter soccer camp very popular and well attended – and we still have a few spaces left on next week’s camp at Croft Park from Wednesday 7th to Friday 9th April. We are opening our office at Croft Park on Saturday, April 3 from 9am to take telephone bookings for the remaining places. The cost of the three-day course is £35 and additional family members pay the reduced…

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Happy Birthday | Colin Blackett

Blyth Spartans AFC sends its best wishes to Stadium Manager, Colin Blackett on his special 50th birthday. Colin has enthusiastically served the club in a truly professional manner for a number of years, not least his tireless work behind the scenes over the last 12 months. Colin has also acted as the club’s Covid-19 officer, playing an instrumental role in ensuring Croft Park is a safe environment for management, players,…

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Club Statement | Breach of league rule 8.39

An Independent Panel has found Blyth Spartans AFC to be in breach of League Rule 8.39 on three separate occasions. As a result, the club has been fined a total of £6,000 and a six points deduction suspended for one season. The club was charged in February after failing to fulfill its National League North fixtures while the continuation of the 2020/21 season was subject to a vote. The charges…

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Club Statement | AGM date arranged

You will be aware that the Company AGM for the year 2019/20, which typically takes place in early August following the end of the financial year on May 30th, had to be cancelled in 2020 because of Covid restrictions. It was hoped that as the situation improved, it would be possible to re-arrange the meeting for later in the year. We now know that far from improving the situation seriously…

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