Club Statement – Retained/Released Players

Shildon AFC can confirm our retained/ released list.


The following players have been released from the Club.  We would like to express our sincere thanks for their contributions made during their stay;

  • Mark Foden
  • Lewis Green
  • Matthew Wade

Returning to their parent Club:

Josh Masfari made a significant contribution during the latter part of the season and became a fans favourite.  He has returned to his parent Club, Hartlepool United where we hope that he fulfils his potential

Out of contract:

Joe Posthill expressed a desire to play at a higher level and he has subsequently moved on to a Step 3 Club.  We wish him all the best for the future.


Alex White has made the decision to retire.  Alex, is one of Shildon AFC’s true legends and has been a magnificent servant for the Club.  We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him again in some capacity at the Club.

Option exercised:

Ben Reay’s option has been exercised and we look forward to seeing him again next season.

New Contracts:

As previously advised the core of the squad committed to the Club by signing extended Contracts, these being;

  • Andrei Ardelean
  • Max Allen
  • Ciaran Banks
  • Billy Greulich- Smith
  • Leighton Harris
  • Luke Spalding
  • Jon Weirs

We are also delighted to announce that Jack Vaulks has signed a new 2 year contract with the Club.


The following players have also committed to play for Shildon AFC;

  • David Vincent
  • Tom Price
  • Joseph Kitching

Welcome back lads!!

Brad Hird has decided to leave.  We wish him all the best

Young Players:

Luke Teare and Keean Gillan will both come to pre-season training and we will look to partner with a Club at Wearside League level to get them some game time experience

We will update you on new signings over the next few weeks.