Month: May 2020

Virtual Horse Race Day

Shildon AFC are running a virtual family friendly race day with help from Iron Horse FC committee.
Funds are raised for Iron Horse FC, Shildon AFC and Team Solan.
Shildon AFC family-friendly race day.
Race day will start on group chat at 2.30pm Sunday 31st May and the 1st race at 3.10pm, the next race 20 minutes later until all 8 have been ran.
In between some of the races there will be a Boris Swindog’s tasks, so keep your eyes peeled as cash prizes for the winners🤩 There will £50 prize for the best dressed. This can be normal race attire or can be fancy dress.
There are 8 horses per race. Race cards will be sent out to punters Tuesday 26th May 8pm and need to be returned before Saturday 30th May 11.00am
All horses will be given a random price on the race card by ourselves to make it easier for us.
Once you have paid your entry fee you will be added to whatsapp group where a YouTube link will be posted for each race on the given off time. Everyone watches the race at the same time this way on YouTube. Race day information and entertainment will be posted in here on race day.
£10 pound entry fee gives you entry into the 8 races. With £8 going into prize pot and £2 into the community pot.  
ALL bets to be placed and paid for by Saturday 30th May 11.00am.
2pt stake per race –
2pt if you bet on your horse to win the race or,
1pt each way for your horse to finish in top 3 (1/4 of odds)
2pt win on a 10/1 returns 22 points (including points staked)
1pt ew on a 10/1 place returns 3.5pts (includes place stake) a win would return 14.5pts
A league table will be posted after every race.
If there is a tie it will go to most 1st place finishes, then down to 2nds and so on. Another race will be used if still all square to determine places.
You can enter more than one betslip if you like.
Winnings to be distributed as follows
1st place 20%
2nd place 15%
3rd place 10%
4th place 7.5%
5th place 5%
Spot prizes 2.5% some cash prizes, entry into Shildon AFC hospitality suite for a game, alcohol and much more
40% to the club which will be put into our go fund me page, 10% of this go fund me total will be donated to Team Solan.
Sponsors have the opportunity to sponsor (business exposure) a race for £25 pound in which the name of your business will be mentioned, your own custom graphic can be advertised for all players to see. You will be able to add a clickable link to your social media and website. (as part of this sponsorship you will be asked to additionally sell the 8 horses to whoever you like, horses are 5 per horse and can be named as anything the individual chooses as long as it’s clean. As part of this sponsorship, you can include an intro video or a challenge for all racegoers (feel free to give away something for the winner)
To enter into the race day click the link for the WhatsApp group and follow instructions from there.
Follow this link to join my WhatsApp group:

Mental Health Awareness Week

Manager Daniel has sent this message during Mental Health Awareness Week 👊🏼

“This is a good week with the current situation for people to reach out to friends and family to check in and see how everyone is doing.

This weekend I’m going to complete an SAS endurance test ran by The SF Experience Carrying 55lb in weight and completing 64km over 2 days and along the way I’m going to check in with some of the supporters of Shildon Football Club that have been shielding and self isolating.

Now in no way is this a fundraiser but these people are normally up volunteering their own time at the club during the close season completing ground maintenance.”

We have a go fund me page that is helping assist with the maintenance so if you do wish to help us as club then just follow the link and donate were possible with 20% of the money raised also going to Mark Solan trust.

Go Fund Me Page Link

New Goalkeeping Coach | Carl Morris

Ex northern league goalkeeper Carl Morris has joined the club as Goalkeeping Coach. Carl has previously played at Sunderland RCA,Billingham Town, Darlington & has also been Goalkeeping coach at Sunderland RCA & Billingham Town

Speaking to the website Carl said “I am delighted to be joining Shildon, after I spoke with the manager and he told me the plans for the future of the club it was a done deal for me, the ambition is one that matches mine. Also looking forward to working with Shaun and the rest of the goalkeepers across the club when the time comes. Can’t wait to get going, until then stay safe!”

Shildon AFC set up a Reserve side

Shildon AFC are delighted to announce that a Reserve side, affiliated to the Club will be playing in the Wearside League next season, subject to League approval.
This forms part of the Clubs plan over the next few years to have a side which bridges the gap between the First Team and the Academy, creating a pathway for promising young players and also giving players in the First Team squad minutes should they be coming back from injury and the like.
Wayne Claydon, Reserve Team Manager said “ As a Shildon lad I fully understand how much Shildon AFC means to the local community and the establishment of a Reserve side just reinforces those links and helps the Club with their overall ambitions. I feel privileged be given the opportunity to be Manager of the Reserves in their first season “
Darren Tait, Academy/ Reserve Director said “These are really exciting times to be involved with Shildon AFC & there is a lot of hard work still going on behind the scenes for the forthcoming season. The new reserve set up will set us apart from anything else that’s going on in the area & will provide a realistic opportunity for youngsters to progress from U18s football into adult football with Bishop Juniors FC & Shildon AFC Community FC being at the forefront for providing young players.” 
The following Facebook & Twitter pages have been set up to keep you up to date.
Twitter : @afc_shildon

Shildon AFC – Last Man Standing

Shildon Last Man Standing, Bundesliga.

Shildon have today launched Last Man Standing starting with the resumption of the Bundesliga.

The rules are as follows. 

1. £10 to enter
2. The split is 70% to the individual and 30% to the club.
3. Pick one team from the Bundesliga each week, if your team wins your through and you cant select the same team, If your team draws or loses your out.
4. Competition starts on Friday 15th may 2020.
5. Deadline for entries AND PAYMENT is 5pm on Friday 15th may 2020.
6. Failure to pay by this time results in forfeiting your place.
7. If your team is not in by the deadline of 5pm on Friday each week, a majority pick will be awarded.
8. If the competition is not won (no one is left) it will rollover and everyone is entitled to re-enter for £10.
9. Any new entries are £20
10. Remember: You don’t have to enter if you are not happy with the set up, rules or organisation.

On the Shildon AFC Facebook page a group has been created, if you would like to join, also you can contact Andrew Jinks via email at

Good luck 👍

Alex White signs

We are delighted to announce the signing of Alex White after he was released by Whitby Town.

He played over 150 games at Centre Half for Whitby Town and was previously at a host of other clubs including, Jarrow Roofing, Washington, Spennymoor, Stranraer, Hartlepool, Gretna, Ilkeston & Workington.

Speaking to the website Alex said ” I am delighted to have committed my future to Shildon, it’s a club that have a very strong ambition to progress and win trophies and it is something I can’t wait to be a part of. I am looking forward to working with everyone at the club to try and achieve the targets set out. There are a lot of exciting things happening at the club”. 

Manager Daniel Moore added ” I am delighted Alex is joining the club. Like quite a lot of our players I have played with him and he gets what the goal is. He’s professional in his approach, a winner, a leader and will be fantastic for the club on and off the pitch”.