Billy Greulich-SmithForward31
Daniel MooreDefender38
Matty RobsonDefender38
Dominic CurlDefender23
Shaun NewbrookGoalkeeper33
Aidan HeywoodDefender24
Ben TrotterMidfielder29
Bryan WoodGoalkeeper31
David PalmerMidfielder33
Jack VaulksDefender23
Danny CraggsMidfielder38
Kurt MatthewsMidfielder27
Jordan LaveryDefender27
Chay LiddleMidfielder30
Jack NaylorDefender21
Brandon MallaburnMidfielder19
Matthew BatemanGoalkeeper19
Dean ThextonForward29
Joe PosthillMidfielder25
Michael SweetForward26
Alex WhiteDefender34
Craig MoodyMidfielder24
David AtkinsonMidfielder37
Will McCamleyMidfielder21
Ryan BoltonDefender37
Ellis TaitDefender37
Ian MaddisonDefender37
Johnson BallanMidfielder37
Benjamin MooreMidfielder37
Matthew WilkinsonGoalkeeper37
Lucas PillingMidfielder37
Sam BarkerMidfielder37
Brandon GredziakDefender37
Max BoothDefender37
Wilson KneeshawForward37
Toby PascoDefender37
Luke PageMidfielder37
Alex CurranGoalkeeper37
Jon WeirsMidfielder37
Vinnie SteelsMidfielder37
James BoucherDefender37
Jak WellsGoalkeeper37
Karl DinsdaleMidfielder37
Kieran GreenwayMidfielder37
Lucas HallimondMidfielder37
Kory WhitfieldMidfielder37
Luca SartiniMidfielder37
Ben ReayForward37
Harrison BondGoalkeeper2023
Tyrone O'NeillForward2023
Patrick AlmondDefender20
Joseph ScottMidfielder37
Alfie Marriott2023
Alex HutchinsonForward2023


David Howe

Goalkeeper Coach

David Pounder

Assistant Manager

Craig Hughes

Assistant Manager

Alex White


Chris Hughes

First Team Manager

Former professional footballer, Chris started his career with Darlington in 2003, then played for both Scarborough and Gateshead before sustaining a serious injury in the 2007-08 season. Chris played for Shildon AFC from 2009-2013 and then moved into management as assistant at Crook and Ryhope before moving to be Academy Coach at Middlesbrough FC in 2016, completing his UEFA A License in 2020.

Jamie Tunstall


Deano Browne

Assistant Manager

Carl Boyce

First Team 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.

Iain Longstaff

Goalkeeping Coach

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.

Daniel Moore


Sponsored by Sue Charlton.

Mark Hudson

Assistant Manager

Sponsored by Peter Sixsmith.

Adam Summerbell


Sponsored by Martyn Tweddle.

Carl Morris

Goalkeeper Coach

Sponsored by Viper Goalkeeping.


Gary Forrest


Now in his eleventh year at the club, Gary finally got his hands on the Northern League Championship Trophy in 2015/16, as well as retaining the Northern League Cup. Now, having successfully held on to the bulk of last year’s trophy winners, Gary has strengthened the squad with three new signings that will make Shildon one of this season’s title favourites again.

Sponsored by : Allan Mulley

Stuart Niven

Assistant Manager

Glasgow-born Stuart was on the books of Ipswich Town for six seasons between 1995-2001 before moving on a free transfer to Barnet and then to Cambridge. After his full-time career he joined the Northern League, playing for Spennymoor, Tow Law, Durham and Shildon, where he is now assistant to Gary. Tactically astute and a keen proponent of playing football on the deck and from back to front, Stuart is the perfect foil for Gary’s measured approach.

Sponsored by : Gordon & Carol Marshall

Phill Brumwell

First Team Coach

Phill is the third man in the management triumverate and the “go to” member of the team for the players. Phill, who played more than 200 professional games for Darlington advocates a more direct approach to play and it is for Gary to mediate between his two assistants and produce a brand of football that makes the best use of both philosophies. As well as managing Shildon, the trio also have a close working relationship in the same business.

Sponsored by : Available

Keith Finch

Goalkeeping Coach

Keith is goalkeeping coach to his protege, Lewis, whom he personally selected as his replacement after hanging up his gloves.

Sponsored by : Available

Dean Walker


Dean will be hoping to have a quieter time of it this year after having at least five players on the treatment table every week last season.

Dean was at the forefront of the campaign to provide potentially life-saving defibrillators at every club in the Northern League after the tragic loss of Shildon director and fan, John Hay.

Sponsored by : Gordon & Carole Marshall




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