Month: May 2022

Season Tickets 2022/23

Shildon AFC is pleased to announce that applications for 2022/23 season tickets are now open.  This coming season will represent our second season in the PitchingIn Northern Premier League East, following a top five finish, and a play-off game last season.

As a Club we are conscious of the current economic climate and we have tried to keep the prices as competitive as possible.  There is also an opportunity for fans to take advantage of a special discount which will only apply until the end of June 2022.

The Club has progressed immensely over the last 18 months with new developments to the facilities at Dean Steet, however we need the support of you, the fans, if we want to keep progressing and developing the club.

Prices for season tickets are available at the discounted price of:

Adults – £ 125
Concessions – £ 85

And for Livin tenants 

Adults – £ 95
Concessions – £ 65

These prices will increase by £10 from the 1st July 2022.

Once you have selected your ticket(s) requirements we will be in touch to authorise and arrange payment (For Livin Tenants your tenancy number will be required).

The application form is available from the front page of the website and from here:

Application Form (This will open a page in your browser).

We will also be looking at setting up drop-in sessions at the football club where season tickets can be purchased before the end of June 2022.

Gate prices for the 2022/23 season will be £9 for adults, £6 for concessions, £5 for students (with a valid ID), and for under 14s it’s free (with an accompanying adult).

New Coaching Staff Join the Railwaymen

Shildon AFC is delighted to announce the appointment of two new coaches, Carl Boyce as First Team Coach, and Iain Longstaff as Goalkeeper Coach.

Carl worked as a football coach in America for two years before returning to the UK In 2016.  Since then he has coached for York City Academy, Darlington Youth and Darlington Railway Athletic.  He achieved his UEFA B badge in 2018.

Carl commented “after speaking with Jamie and Deano it was an easy decision to come on board and I’m very much looking forward to meeting the lads and getting on the grass”.

Jamie Tunstall, Shildon AFC Manager said “ I’m delighted to welcome Carl to Shildon. He’s been quite sought after and when watching him work I’ve always been impressed by him. He’s another type of character like Deano (Browne) and I who is young and hungry and eager to succeed.  He’s got good coaching qualities that can fit in with what we’re trying to bring to the club and I know the lads will really like working with him.” 

Iain has worked as a goalkeeping specific coach from junior level through to senior level for fifteen years. He was part of Durham County U18’s coaching team for over ten years who won the Northern Counties cup five times in a row.  He played a key role in the Birtley Town coaching team that gained promotion to the Northern League in 2017.  After success with Birtley he moved to Seaham Red Star in the Northern League Division 1 where he spent one season before moving to Jarrow FC in 2020.  He was then approached by Newcastle Blue Star, spending the 2021/22 season as their goalkeeper coach.

Iain commented “once I was approached by Jamie and Deano it was an easy decision to the join the Club, I’m looking forward to the challenge and working with the lads.”

Jamie said, “I’m really excited to start working with Iain. He was recommended to me by a couple of different goalkeeper coaches and from our first conversation I got a good feeling.  We’ve spoken a few times now and he’s really excited to get to work and I’m sure he’ll be a great asset for us.”

Welcome to Shildon AFC, Carl and Iain.

Lee’s of Durham – Official Travel Partner

Shildon AFC are delighted to announce that Lee’s of Durham (formerly Enterprise Travel) will once again be our official Travel Partner Sponsor for the 2022-23 season.

Lee’s Coaches will provide VIP transport to all the club’s away matches for our second season in the PitchingIn Northern Premier League East Division.

Having a professional company to transport players and officials proved to be an essential part of away match preparation for last season and ensured players arrived relaxed and ready for the game.  

Further information on Lee’s of Durham can be found here:


Vacancy – Head Grounds Person

Shildon AFC are a semi-professional football club playing in the PitchingIn Northern Premier League East (Step 4 of the National League System) and are looking to appoint a part-time head grounds person.

What are we looking for?

Work has already begun on the preparation of the playing surface for the 2022/23 season and the Club recognises the importance of ensuring the best possible playing surface for the first team.

The role is flexible and will help manage the team of volunteers who currently help to prepare and maintain the playing surface and associated grounds at Dean Street.  

The role will be responsible for carrying out this work whilst adhering to the highest standards of Health and Safety.

Who are we looking for?

Anybody who has experience of the maintenance of a grass playing surface would be ideal along with the time to commit to the role. It would be ideal for somebody who is semi-retired, currently working part-time or who has the spare time to commit.

What’s in it for you?

An hourly rate of pay alongside a volunteer package will be negotiated with the successful applicant along with the knowledge that you play an important part in the potential success of the first team.

How to Apply?

Anyone interested in the role should email, including a brief description of their experience and why they think they would be suitable for the role.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited along to Dean Street for a short interview and will be able to view the facilities and working environment.

Deadline for applications is 31st May 2022.

2021/22 Season – Player Awards

It had been hoped to hold our annual player awards this Saturday but due to unforeseen circumstances this will now not be possible.

We are however delighted to announce the winners who will receive their awards after the testimonal game for Billy Greulich Smith, marking his 10 years of service, which will be taking place on 2nd July 2022 at Dean Street.

Your winners are: Congratulations to all the award winners and to the entire squad for a fantastic first season in the PitchingIn Northern Premier League East.




Supporters Club – AGM

The Shildon AFC Supporters Club AGM will take place on Saturday 28th May 2022 at 2:00pm in Old Shildon Working Men’s Club.

All supporters are welcome to attend.

As well as holding the AGM, membership applications will also be available.

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), £3 concessions and free for over 65s.  Only current members will be able to vote at the club AGM.  Membership renewals will be open from 28th May 2022 until 2nd September 2022.

For further details on the AGM or membership applications please contact Russ Henderson on 07538 789464.