Month: June 2020

Shildon AFC Awards Night for the 2019/20 Season

Next Friday 3rd July we will be hosting our Awards Night for the 2019/20 virtually on Zoom.

The following awards will be up for grabs

Sue Charlton Player of the Season
Supporters Club Player of The Season
Goal of the Season
Top Goalscorer
Directors Player of the Year
Managers Player of The Year
Players Player of The Year

If you would like to attend, please send your email address to by Thursday 2nd July and we will send the link.

Hopefully the evening will also be streamed on either YouTube of Facebook.


Shildon AFC Virtual Pub Night

We will be hosting a Virtual Evening with some of the 1st Team Squad and Manager Daniel Moore on Friday 26th June from 7pm to 9pm via Zoom.

Wilf Tray will be asking questions on the evening to the management team and players.

If you would like to join please send your email address to Wilf via Twitter at @Shildon_AFC or email to gain the access code for the evening.


Shildon AFC launch Official Supporters Club

Shildon AFC Supporters launch Official Supporters Club

Following a request from our supporters the Board is delighted to back the formation of an Official Supporters Club whose aim is to support the Club achieve their ambitions for success on and off the pitch.

The Supporters Club will perform  both match day duties and community engagement on behalf of the Club and will support in fundraising for the Club, it’s official charity and for other good causes around the town 

In return the Club will offer to Supporters Club members discounts on Season Cards, discounts on official Club merchandise, a shirt from the Clubs kit partners to raffle every month and regular access to the Management Team and players at events organised by the Supporters Club.

The Official Supporters Club has got off to a great start with over 9,000 followers on it’s Official Twitter Account.

Membership is taking place now and for more details can you contact Wilf Tray or  DM the Official Shildon AFC Supporters Club on Twitter @Shildon_AFC 


Mike Amos tells all in new book – Unconsidered Trifle

Mike Amos tells all in new book – the stories of his life

On his blog on the 2nd June he said of his book

“Almost a year after it was conceived, gestation period of a hairy mammoth, the autobiography – or at least the softback edition – is here.

Unconsidered Trifles arrived this morning in a three-car convoy from the printer’s in Middlesbrough. Now the hard work really starts, shifting the things again.

Sub-titled Memories of a Jobbing Journalist, as can probably be seen above, it’s by no means just a football book – rather a snapshot of North-East life and folk over many decades – but footy provides a constant and a recurring theme.

There are wonderful stories like the afternoon that Stanhope Town played Wearhead United, nether regions of the Crook and District league second division, at the Stadium of Light or the evening that the inmates of Holme House prison in Stockton played Roseworth Social Club within those walls, perhaps the first occasion since Newgate that spectators have been charged to get into a prison.

There’s a first-hand account of West Auckland’s ill-starred trip to Turin to mark the centenary in 2009 of their first World Cup win, several affectionate stories about Graham Kelly – “the most traduced man in football” – and all manner of Northern League memories.

One of my favourites is about the ultra-posh banquet to mark the FA’s 150th anniversary – Prince William, Sepp Blatter and me. In where draughts cannot? Suffice that those who believe there’s only one Mike Amos may be mistaken.

Shildon lad and former Darlington FC chairman George Reynolds features quite a lot, too. A particularly indelible yarn concerns the time he gave acclaimed artist Mackenzie Thorpe a tour of the new GR Arena….

Though the spread is regional, occasionally beyond, there’s inevitably a slight bias towards Shildon. The book launch was planned for the Dean Street clubhouse before the virus compelled a change of plan.

.So now I need to sell a few books – to blog readers, their friends, pretty much anyone. The softback, beautifully produced and designed, is £10. The hardback will be £22.  Postage for the softback is £3 20, dunno about the hardback yet.”

It’s available via Amazon or by post from me at 8 Oakfields, Middleton Tyas, Richmond, North Yorks DL10 6SD. Cheques payable to Mike Amos. Payment can also be made on-line – details from

Mikes blog can be found here

Bradley & Ben 2.3 mile dribble

One of our Partners, Bishop Juniors FC, players has decided that he would like to help his and our football team’s official chosen charity, The Solan Connor Fawcett Trust, during these difficult times. Bradley has decided to dribble a football from Bishop Juniors FC’s home ground, King James I Academy to our ground at Dean Street.

He will also be accompanied by our very own  Captain Ben Trotter for which he is very great full for the support!

Bradley & Ben will dribble a total of 2.4 miles with a football between the 2 venues & we hope that they can get as much support as possible to support the Trust.

The sponsorship page is available here

The Partnership Pathway

We are pleased to publish our Partnership Pathway which offers a great opportunity for young players to get involved in a very realistic player pathway from Junior to Adult Football, as well as opportunities to study full time & gain sporting qualifications!!!

This is with the help of our Partners Bishop Juniors FC, King James I Academy and our very own Shildon Community Youth Development.

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