Month: May 2019

Shildon AFC Under 15’s – Durham FA Division 4 Winners

Congratulations to the Shildon AFC Under 15’s for winning the Durham FA League Division 4.

They secured the title with a 7-4 victory away to
Silksworth & Hall Farm Youth with a hat-trick for Luke Simpson, 2 for Harrison Saunders and a goal apiece for Harvey Reed and Luke Wharton.

Their league record stands at played 20 won 18 drawn 1 lost 1.

League Details can be found here

Season Ticket and Admission Prices for the 2019/20 Season

We are pleased to announce Season Ticket & Admission prices for the 2019/20 season. It is anticipated that the Northern League Division One will revert to a 20-team league as per the directive from the Football Association for all leagues at step 5. 

Season Ticket holders will also benefit in the coming season from a 10% discount on food at Salvo’s Restaurant who we are pleased to have as one of our community partners.

Season Tickets Prices will be

Adults – £ 90
Concessions – £ 50 (Over 65’s)
Child – £ 25 (Under 16’s)

This gives an approximate saving of 33% for the season and represents excellent value for our loyal season ticket holders 

*As last year with single game admission we can now offer a reduction for Livin tenants as our partnership grows. These Season Tickets will now be priced at: –

Adults – £ 70
Concessions – £ 40 (Over 65’s)
Child – £ 20 (Under 16’s)

Single game Admission prices for 2019/20 will be: –

Adults – £ 7
Concessions – £ 5 (Over 65’s)
Child – £ 2 (Under 16’s)
Under 5’s – Free

*Discounted for Livin Tenants to: –

Adults – £ 5
Concessions – £ 4 (Over 65’s)
Child – £ 2 (Under 16’s)
Under 5’s – Free

* upon production of Tenant ID 

Shildon AFC Presentation Awards Evening 2019

The awards evening were held on Saturday evening in the clubhouse, congratulations to all the winners who were as follows: –

All the photos from the presentation night can be viewed here

Players Gift presented by Ben Trotter to Kit Lady – Sue Charlton

Management Award – Presented by Daniel Moore to David & Diane Dent

Sue Charlton presented 3 cheques from the charity work that she has done throughout the season. Each for £626.27 to Diabetes UK, Prosthetic Limb Centre & Shildon Football Club

Supporters Club performance of the Season – Zak Atkinson v Hartlepool United, presented by Russell Henderson & Paul Mulley

Supporters Club, Player of the Year presented by Russell Henderson & Paul Mulley was Aidan Heywood

Directors player of the Year, presented by Chairman David Dent, was Matty Robson

Top goalscorer, presented by David Dent was Billy Greulich-Smith

Players Player of the Year, presented by Diane Dent was Aidan Heywood

Managers Player of the Year, presented by Daniel Moore was Aidan Heywood

A Special award was presented by David Dent to Daniel Moore.

Shildon AFC win with community support

SHILDON AFC triumph against South Shields FC in epic Durham County Challenge Cup final.

The Durham County Challenge Cup is an annual competition held between the clubs of Durham County Football Association.

An impressive 600 fans from the Shildon community traveled to Sunderland’s Stadium of Light to support the club on Friday 3 May 2019.

Russell Henderson, Shildon AFC supporter’s club representative said: “what a night to remember! I’ve followed Shildon since the 70’s and its moments like these where the whole community is united that you really remember. The club have seen lots of changes over this last six months and they are really starting to pay off”

Included in the supporters were Joseph Brunson and Luke Thompson who won family tickets to the final at the recent Easter activities club held at Dean Street, Shildon.  The two boys enjoyed free transport to the match with their families as well as witnessing what proved to be a great end to the season for Shildon AFC.

David Dent, chairman of Shildon AFC said : “ We are understandably over the moon with our win, in what we think is one the most important competitions in the region. But what we are really humbled by is the huge community support we received in the run up until the final, and on the night itself. He went onto add: “Preparations are already underway for 2019/20 season and we are looking forward to that continued support in what is going to be an exciting year ahead, both on and off the pitch”

Durham Challenge Cup Final | Shildon v South Shields Match Preview

Shildon head to Stadium of Light in search of cup glory 

The railwaymen face a tough opponent in the final however, taking on a strong South Shields side.

But manager Daniel Moore, doesn’t just expect his players to head to Sunderland just to make up the numbers. 

“We are not going to the Stadium of Light to have a nice night out, we are going with the mind set to win a cup final as underdogs.”

Shildon saw off Hartlepool United in the semi final to make it to Friday nights climax and will be hopeful of finishing the 2018/19 season with some silverware. 

Potentially, South Shields may field a much younger side, resting some senior players ahead of their play-off match the next day. 

Nonetheless manager Moore fully expects a strong, competitive side. 

“I have seen their academy teams play this season and they are littered with quality young players.”

That being said, age shouldn’t be a concern to either side really as half of Shildon’s 18 man match day squad themselves are under the age of 20. 

The railway men have been able to focus their attentions towards Fridays matchup ever since their final league game back on April 13th, a 3-1 win away to Whitley Bay.  Cappping off a solid season, however one last win on Friday night could set the tone for next season.