We can confirm that Shildon AFC have been drawn away to Annfield Plain in the 1st Round of the Durham Challenge Cup. The tie is to be played the week preceeding 18th December 2021.
Chairman David Dent has called on the Shildon public to get behind the Shildon team.
David said “We have assembled a side which is arguably the best the Shildon public has seen since we last got to the First Round of the FA Cup nearly 20 years ago and this is evidenced with our current league position. We now have a very real chance to push on even further from a league which we’ve never played at before – but we can only do that with the support of the town”
Dent went on to say “ We are doing lots off the pitch as well. We are about to start on our community garden, we have planning submitted for new changing rooms and that’s on top of the work that we’ve done already in the ground. We are about to form a charitable foundation to help us push on with our work in the local community, so there are lots of good things happening as we follow our desire to be a true community club. Both ourselves and the Supporters Club now need your support. I see clubs in the Northern League enjoying higher attendances than ours and it’s not as if the Club is struggling”
“We have a core set of wonderful supporters who follow us home and away, we just need to see more supporters at our games. Myself and my wife are prepared to keep on investing in the Club as long as the Shildon public want it. We’ve got something special going on at the Club and it would be a shame if we didn’t realise our potential”
Shildon has a game against Whitby Town in the FA Trophy this coming Saturday (30th October 2021) and it promises to be a fantastic game, the hospitality suite is fully booked for the afternoon and we would love to have the terraces and the stand full of fantastic support as well. The kick-off is 3 pm – please get along to Dean Street and support your local team.
The Blue Diamond Social Club have organised a number of entertainers over the coming weeks (details below) and would like to hold a raffle at each of these events.
The Club are asking if anyone has any items they would like to donate as a prize to please get in touch with Sue Charlton on 07443 042862.
Many thanks for your support.
With Shildon AFC drawing Whitby Town FC at home in the FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round, an additional date for the hospitality suite is now available (30th October 2021), so why not book and enhance your matchday experience!
Hospitality includes entry to the ground (inlcuding a free programme) and the hospitality suite. Within the private suite, we offer a fully stocked fridge throughout the game (which can be tailored to guest requirements), the suite has a match viewing area and live BT sports can be shown on the television screen. There is a choice of meals for guests (choice must be the same for the whole group) and includes: homemade pizzas, hand cut chips, indian banquet, chinese, and traditional english dishes (e.g. fish and chips).
The cost for the day (1:00pm – 5:30pm) is £400 and up to 10 guests can attend.
Booking must be made by Monday 18th October 2021 – and a 50% deposit must be paid. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shildon AFC Supporters Club will be holding a meeting on Friday 22nd October 2021 at 7:00pm in the Blue Diamond Social Club at Dean Street. All supporters are welcome to attend.
As a result of the membership’s vote to adopt a formal constitution, membership of the Shildon AFC Supporters Club is now charged on an annual basis. Membership is £5 Adults (over 18) and £3 juniors (under 18). Only current members will be able to vote at the club AGM. The renewal date for membership is the month of September.
For further details on the meeting or membership applications please contact Russ Henderson on 07538 789464.
We can confirm that we have been drawn at home against Whitby Town FC in the 3rd Qualifying Round Draw of the FA Trophy.
Ties are to be played 30/10/21.