Month: March 2020

Letter to the FA

A joint letter signed by more than 60 clubs, including Shildon, across the country has today been sent to the Football Association questioning the decision to void the season at steps three to six of non-league, and at various levels of the women’s game.

Please see below a copy of the letter:



FA decision to terminate Season 2019/20

Today we have learned of the FA’s decision that the National League in which we compete at Step 5  should be ended with immediate effect and that all results will be expunged meaning no promotion or relegation 
This is very cruel on Shildon AFC as I firmly believe we would have gone onto win promotion and go into play at a level the Club has never played at before. 
As Chairman I’m absolutely devastated by this news but I’m more concerned for  everyone else associated with the Club, our volunteers, supporters, sponsors and not least of all our Management Team and Players who have been absolutely outstanding all season and I feel deserved so much better than today’s decision 
We have invested heavily this season, in terms of money but also  in time and effort which has all been wasted. Now is not the time to make decisions on what happens next, it’s the time to thank everyone for  your support and superb efforts throughout the course of a season in which we were 80% through and 10 points ahead of 4th. Let’s not forget those facts!!
There are bigger problems that we are currently facing at the moment so please stay safe and take care 

Shildon AFC 100 Club next draw #Shildon100Club

The next Shildon AFC 100 Club draw will be taking place this Saturday. If you would like to join the draw please contact Andrew Jinks either via his Twitter @andrew_n_jinks or via email

With the first 100 numbers taken the next 100 have been opened up in blocks of 10. As the numbers are taken their will be a second draw. The first for £100 and the second £10 for every 10 numbers taken.

With no immediate football or bar takings this is one of the ways of raising valuable income for the club.

A reminder of the rules as follows:

100 numbers will go out for selection at a cost of £2 per number. Once full an additional numbers will be released in blocks of 10.

The winning number will receive £100 cash and £100 going to the club. If more than 100 numbers are sold then a second draw will be made, £10 for every additional 10 numbers taken.

In the event that numbers aren’t taken they will be automatically taken by the club.

Payments will be tracked via bank account.

Each participant to reference there name on payment, number to be confirmed with Andrew Jinks

Should the participant miss 2 weeks payment they will be removed from the draw.

Draws will be made available on our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages on Saturday evening with an opportunity for your business to be tagged in if it wins which is a cheap way of sponsorship and an opportunity to win £100.

If you want a business to be tagged you need to let Andrew know the tagline and name of the business as well as your name.

Supporters Club Lottery – Postponed

The Shildon AFC Supporters Club have made the following statement on the Lottery.

“In accordance to government guidelines tomorrow nights lottery draw (22nd March) will be the last one for a while. It’s not the end of it and we would like to thank everyone who has supported us. Please take care and see you soon”