Month: May 2016

Ebac Northern League Awards 2015/16


Shildon AFC’s historic season has ended on a high at the official Northern League Awards ceremony held at Ramside Hall tonight.

Forward, Billy Greulich-Smith has been named Northern League Player of the Year while Gary Forrest has been named Manager of the Year. Winger, Anthony Bell took the Runner Up award in the Young Player of the Year category.

The awards ceremony signals the official end of a season in which Shildon won the Northern League championship for the first time in 76 years and completed the double by retaining the Northern League Cup in a penalty shootout against league runners up, Marske United. Shildon also won the Cleator Cup at the beginning of the season against the same opposition.

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Dean Street transformation starts to take shape

Dean Street transformation starts to take shape 

Following the decision to stay at Dean Street plans are now starting to take shape for the redevelopment of the ground.

The bar has recently been refurbished to provide a bar and social space and will transform into classrooms during the day for the Sunderland AFC Academy’s Football Scholarship, which commences in September.

Work will commence in early June for essential ground maintenance which will include the replacement of East View Wall and a planning submission has now been formally lodged for  a new 200 seater stand which will complement the main stand and changing / bar facilities.

Chairman David Dent stated: “In committing to stay at Dean Street we realised that we needed to invest in our current facilities to help sustain this fantastic ground.

“Thanks to the support of our Board and Supporters Club we have made a great start and subject to funding support from the relevant bodies, we hope to have our new stand ready for the beginning of the 2017/18 season with the Lee Hainsworth stand being located elsewhere within the ground.”

David went onto say: “This complements all the the work that our Management team are doing close season to ensure that we have another successful season on the pitch. We also hope to make announcements in the near future about further additions to our Board which will promote the realisation of our longer term ambitions.

“This is an exciting time to be involved with the Club.”

Presentation Evening

Congratulations to all the Winners from the Presentation Evening as follows: –

Directors Player of the Year   –   Billy Greulich-Smith

Players Player of the Year  – Joint Winners Dan Groves & Anthony Bell

Top Goalscorer – Billy Greulich-Smith

Supporters Club Player of the Year – Daniel ‘Bobby’ Moore

Supporters Club Person of the Year – Norman Smith

John Hay Memorial Trophy – The Whole Squad – picked by Sue Charlton

Best Kit Man – Neil Edgeley

Performance of the Season – Billy Greulich-Smith v Washington

Pre-Presentation & FA Cup Final Drinks

The clubhouse will be open from 3pm on Saturday 21st May, where players and supporters can gather to watch the FA Cup Final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United prior to the short walk up to Elm road club for the Presentation Night. Kick Off is 5:30pm.

Tickets are still available for the presentation night from either Elm Road Club or the Shildon AFC Social Club priced at £5.