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A Christmas Thank You from Shildon AFC

Shildon AFC will be hosting Yorkshire Amateur AFC in the PitchingIn Northern Premier League on 27th December 2021 (kick-off is 3pm). 

At 3pm there are no premier league games, no north east EFL teams in action and no northern football league games sheduled – so why not get along to Dean Street for your football fix!

As a thank you for your support, admission prices have been reduced for the day – adult tickets will be £8 and concessions £5, there is also our new ticket offer to students of £5.  We will also be extending the happy hour promotions in the Blue Diamond Social Club!  Promotions will run from 1:00pm to 5.30pm – all pints and bottles will be £2.40 and all cans will be £2 throughout.



Merry Christmas from everybody at Shildon AFC – and we’ll see you on the 27th!

Shildon AFC – Chairmans Christmas message

Shildon AFC – Chairmans Christmas message

2018 has been a mixed year for the Club. We’ve made huge strides off the pitch but on the field has been disappointing

Those of you who attended the recent talk in with myself and Martin will have a better idea of what’s happening behind the scenes but the bottom line is we are a Club in transition and that is shown in the results

I put together a budget at the beginning of the season which the Management team agreed would allow us to compete at the top of the League. That hasn’t happened, neither have we had a good Vase run. Believe me there is no one more disappointed than me

We needed to make some radical changes which I’ve done with the introduction of Martin and changes to the Management and playing staff. Martin subsequently introduced a new training regime for the Players and we are now seeing the first signs of our Academy coming through. Dan made changes to the squad and brought in Dane Eltringham, and Oscar Eckley-Aldsworth came on against Newton Aycliffe who’s only 16. Mason Hurworth was on the bench recently and both Ben Reay who plays for our Under 17’s and Steve Johnson, son of Steve Senior who some of you will remember as a former Shildon player, now all train with the first team and have signed first team deals. These players are all 17 and represent the future of the Club. On top of that we are now seeing the development of Aidan Heywood, Brad Hird, Aaron Duell and Dom Curl all of whom are 21 or under

I appreciate that young talented footballers alone will not take the Club forward and that’s why we are delighted to sign a proven NL Centre Half in Dale Mulligan who last May played at Wembley in an FA Vase final. This will allow Dan Moore to concentrate on improving the squad performance and to develop as a Manager. We are looking to make one or two additions during the course of this season but only if they can enhance the squad and contribute towards a team that must challenge at the top next season.

We can’t turn this Club around overnight, it will take time. We have a 5 year plan to take this Club as high as we can and we want all of you and the wider community to come on this journey with us

The remainder of this season is all about improving on and off the pitch. Off the pitch I’ve restructured the Board to attract investors to the Club to help us have the necessary budget to challenge for the League title next season. The Academy is starting to take shape with new players attracted to the Club and I’m really proud of what we are doing for the local community. Believe me myself and Martin are working really hard behind the scenes and we are making progress.

On the pitch Dan Moore has a target to finish in the top 6 which I think is more than achievable with the squad. This, coupled with one or two additions to the team, will give us some momentum as we move into next season

It’s been a hard year for us all but I’m absolutely sure with all of your support we will take this Club to a level that it’s never played at before.

Have a lovely Christmas everyone and here’s to a successful New Year