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Local physio great fit for Shildon AFC

Shildon AFC are delighted to welcome a local physiotherapist to the team this season.

Adam Summerbell aged 19, from Shildon, is a gym instructor and owner of Admire Fitness in Crook. He has qualified in personal training and sports massage and is currently studying sports therapy and rehabilitation at Teesside University.

The appointment will see Mr Summerbell able to offer the correct support for injuries, rehabilitation and muscle imbalances to improve their performance.  

Mr Summerbell said: “this is an amazing opportunity to be able to help Shildon AFC reach their full potential, I will be working hard to improve their performance from a physio point of view, with the aim of impacting on games, and increasing their chances of promotion”

He went on to say:” By the Autumn I am happy to announce that I will be running a clinic from Dean Street, Shildon which will offer the community a physiotherapy service for sporting injuries and niggles.

David Dent, chairman of Shildon AFC said:” Adam is a great fit for Shildon AFC and the community.  Not only are we offering his professional level of physio support to our players but we are opening this up to the wider community of Shildon.  I am personally looking forward to what Adam can bring to the team from his already growing knowledge base”

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Shildon AFC Supporters Club trip to Whitby

For all those who are booked on the bus to Whitby for the Supporters Club Trip it will be departing from the Car Park behind the Royal George on Saturday 18th at 10:30am and leave Whitby to return to Shildon at 8pm.

The price for the trip will be £5 for members and £8 for non members. There are still a few seats available. If you would like to travel please contact either Russ Henderson or Paul Mulley.

Match Preview: Whitley Bay vs Shildon AFC

Saturday 13th April 2019, Kick-off 3pm

Shildon looking to finish strong in the build up to the Durham Challenge Cup final  

by Ash Brighton

Shildon bring their league fixtures to a close as they travel to Whitley Bay this Saturday in the Ebac Northern League Division 1.

The railway men will be looking to follow up the two team’s last meeting back in March, a 2-2 draw, with a win as they bring the curtain down on another league season.

While manager Daniel Moore is aware some eyes may well be shifting towards the big day at the Stadium of Light in May, he’s challenged the side to maintain their high standards since the festive period.

“The coming weeks are about keeping the standards and professionalism that the players have set themselves.”

“Since Christmas we have been one of the form teams in the league and we are looking to finish on a high which could possibly see us finish in the top 6.”

However, the manager is more than aware of what tomorrow’s game represents and does have May’s cup final in the background of his mind.

“Tomorrow will be good for me to see who is mentally ready for the last games.”

Shildon’s last result saw them draw 1-1 with local rivals Bishop Auckland in a fiercely contested matchup but will be looking for an ever better result against a mid-table Whitley Bay side.   

#RaiseTheRoofForRichard collection v Consett

Shildon AFC will be holding a bucket collection before our Ebac Northern Game against Consett for Willington Chairman Richard Tremewan. All the funds raised will go to a charity of Richard’s choice.

Willington are also asking for fans from throughout the Northern League to attend their home game on Friday against Esh Winning in their own team colours. Again all gate receipts and any money collected will be given to Charity.

Richard has helped Shildon on numerous occasions from replacing windows after an attempted break in, to even changing into linesman gear to run the line to enable us to finish a game after the referee was injured.