Month: March 2021

Northern League – End of Season Cup Cancelled

The League Management Committee (LMC) has decided not to proceed with an end-of-season cup competition.

The FA has issued guidance about the return of football next week but is still waiting for further guidance and information from the Government about the next stage in April, including the attendance of spectators.

League chairman Glenn Youngman said:

“I know people will be disappointed but there is too much uncertainty for us to proceed. It’s better to make a decision now so that everyone knows what the situation is as early as possible and so that clubs can start planning for the future.

“Hopefully we can now look forward to later this summer when we can start a new season afresh.”

It was also confirmed at the League Management Committee meeting that Ebac has continued its sponsorship of the league. Glenn added:

“We are very grateful to John Elliott and the team at Ebac for their long-standing support of the league. The sponsorship means that we can run such a successful league, helping clubs to run, develop and grow.

“The sponsorship is particularly welcome in such challenging times for football.

“Finally, we wish good luck to our teams still in the Buildbase FA Vase and in particular Consett and Hebburn who can finally contest last season’s final, although it’s a huge disappointment that their fans can’t be at Wembley to see such a historic match for both clubs.”

Shildon AFC Supporters Club Easter Raffle

The supporters club raffle will be drawn on Sunday 4th April.

Tickets are available from either Russ Henderson or Paul Mulley and can be paid online if required.

Many Thanks to all the prizes (Over 30+) all of which have been donated by Supporters Club members and various local businesses.

These include:
Humbles – Free MOT
George Samuel Brewery – £25 Voucher
Dash Hair Design – £10 Voucher
Beechtree Nurseries – £ 30 Voucher
Linsley’s Butchers – £ 10 Voucher
Millers Fish Bar – 3 x Fish & Chips
Spice Island – £20 Voucher
Lee Teasdale – Free Car Valet
plus Spirits


Coming Soon on YouTube ….

Starting from tomorrow evening, Shildon AFC TV will be bringing interviews from the players.

Wilf Tray and Adam Gill have both been busy interviewing the players over Zoom and Michael has been hard at work editing them.

In the first Interview, Billy Greulich Smith talks to about his injury, some favourite moments, and football in general.

The Interview will Premiere on YouTube tomorrow evening at 7:30pm. Please click subscribe on our YouTube channel and also select notifications so that you get notified when the next interview is available.

Shildon AFC TV YouTube Channel

FA Vase – Update

Today the FA has issued the following update for the 2020-21 FA Vase.


Clubs participating in The Buildbase FA Vase 2020-21

Following the suspension of this season’s Buildbase FA Vase Competition on 31 December 2020 due to Government restrictions during the period of the national lockdown, the purpose of this communication is to confirm the following details which have been agreed by The FA National Game Board for the restart of 2020-21 Buildbase FA Vase Competition.

The main objective was to ensure the Competition could be completed in its usual format, with all remaining rounds being played on-field, and to ensure the Final can be played as part of FA Non-League Finals Day at Wembley Stadium in May.


Revised Schedule


The revised schedule below is based on non-elite football being permitted to resume from 29 March, as per the latest Government Roadmap.


Third Round Proper                       (4 outstanding matches) Saturday 10 April 2021 (postponed matches to be rescheduled within five day Postponement Window, on or before Thursday 15 April)


Fourth Round Proper                     Saturday 17 April 2021 (postponed matches to be rescheduled within five day Postponement Window, on or before Thursday 22 April)


Fifth Round Proper                         Saturday 24 April 2021 (postponed matches to be rescheduled within five day Postponement Window, on or before Thursday 29 April)


Sixth Round Proper                        Saturday 1 May 2021 (postponed matches to be rescheduled within five day Postponement Window, on or before Thursday 6 May)


Semi Final                                           Saturday 8 May 2021 (postponed matches to be rescheduled within five day Postponement Window, on or before Thursday 13 May)


Final                                                      Saturday 22 May 2021

Season Cards 2020/21

Season Card Holders

The Club has and is going through unprecedented times which is impacting upon us financially but given the recent announcement that the 2020/21 season has been curtailed, we feel it’s only fair to offer our season ticket holders the opportunity to be reimbursed for the monies they have spent on Season Tickets.

If you purchased a Season Card and want to be reimbursed then the Club will repay you 75% of the sum that you paid for your card. This represents the amount of games that unfortunately you didn’t get to attend.

The Club, as you are probably aware has the chance to progress in the Vase and we will look to go as far as we can but the financial realities are that to progress will cost the Club even more money. Particularly in the next few rounds as we don’t expect any spectators will be allowed to attend.

Whilst you are under no obligation to do so, we would like to give you the opportunity to waive your rights to your money back to help the Club on our march to Wembley and to support us through this difficult time. In return for this fantastic gesture we will gift you a Seat for Life in our new stand.

Can you please get in touch via email at and confirm your bank details for a refund or which details you would like on your Seat for Life.

Note this offer only applies to Season Ticket holders who paid full price for a Season Card at adults, child or concessions including Livin Housing tenants. It does not apply to people who won a Season Card through competitions etc, or Platinum Card Holders