News | Premier League anounces £12.6m support for National League clubs

7th October 2022

The Premier League has announced an increased investment package of £12.6m to support the National League over the next three years. A sum of £9m is available to support the 72 National League Clubs with running costs and sustainability. A further £3.6m will be available via the Premier League and Professional Footballers’ Association’s partnership to support the National League Trust and the network of club community organisations like the Maidenhead United FC Community…


News | Premier League announces increased funding for non-league and women’s clubs

31st March 2022

The Premier League has announced increased financial support for clubs through the football pyramid to make improvements to their stadiums. Grants totalling £16 million are being made available to clubs in the National League System and women’s football pyramid between now and the end of next season. This is more than double the existing annual investment provided by the Premier League to support ground improvements for lower-league clubs. Premier League…


National League Statement | Solidarity Payment

14th April 2020

The National League wishes to place on record its gratitude to the Premier League for an advance in its annual solidarity payments. The Premier League unanimously voted to send funds to The National League three months earlier than originally scheduled. Reflecting on their decision, National League Chairman, Brian Barwick, said: “I am delighted that the relationship between the Premier League and The National League remains so strong. “We are very…


Arrival | Wilson joins on loan from Burnley

3rd January 2020

Blyth Spartans are pleased to announce its second signing of the day with defender Scott Wilson joining on loan from Burnley until the end of the season. Earlier this afternoon, we announced midfielder Mark Waddington, who has worked with manager Lee Clark at Blackpool and Kilmarnock, has joined us for the remainder of the campaign from Barrow.   Alternatively, Clark had been left light in defence at centre-back and left-back following…


Arrival | Ex-Newcastle winger Callum Roberts signs

30th August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the signing of former Newcastle United winger Callum Roberts. The 22-year-old joined the Magpies academy at the age of eight and moved up through every age group. On January 3, 2015, Roberts made his first-team debut during a 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Leicester City as a second-half substitute. Soon after his senior bow, Roberts had a brief loan spell at Gateshead…


Arrival | Harker signs on loan

2nd August 2019

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce the capture of Newcastle United goalkeeper Nathan Harker on loan until early-January.  The 20-year-old arrives at Croft Park having played a regular part in the Magpies’ under-23s set-up and has experienced life around the first-team at the Premier League club.  During the 2018/19 season. Harker featured in all five of United’s Checkatrade Trophy fixtures before exiting at the quarter-final stage to League One side…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-1 Stalybridge Celtic

25th November 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Buildbase FA Trophy Third Qualifying Round Saturday November 25 2017 Blyth Spartans 2-1 Stalybridge Celtic A wonder strike from defender Ian Watson secured Blyth Spartans’ safe passage through Saturday’s Buildbase FA Trophy tie against Stalybridge Celtic – as they came from behind to win 2-1, after a flurry of late drama. The visitors caught Spartans out in the…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 1-2 Shaw Lane AFC

Croft Park press box
16th September 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Emirates FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Saturday September 16 2017 Blyth Spartans 1-2 Shaw Lane AFC Blyth Spartans succumbed to an Emirates FA Cup shock of their own on Saturday – as Shaw Lane AFC profited from their persistent time-wasting to score in second half stoppage time and claim a 2-1 win at Croft Park. Paul Clayton…


Match Report | Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields

29th July 2017

By Glen Maxwell In association with: ALAN McLEAN FCMA CGMA Chartered Management Accountant Pre-Season Friendly Saturday July 29 2017 Blyth Spartans 2-2 South Shields Blyth Spartans were held to a 2-2 draw by South Shields at Croft Park, in their final Saturday pre-season friendly of the summer. A brace from Daniel Maguire gave Spartans a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half. Shields made no less than eight…


Fixtures Release Sees Spartans Start National League North Campaign Away at Alfreton Town

5th July 2017

Blyth Spartans will mark their return to the Vanarama National League North with a trip to Alfreton Town on the opening day of the 2017/18 season, on Saturday August 5. A huge game then follows for the reigning Evo-Stik Premier League champions three days later – as former Football League club York City will be the first team to visit Croft Park on Tuesday August 8, before Tamworth make the trip…