Tag: New signing

Ben Dibb-Fuller Joins the Railwaymen

Shildon AFC is delighted to announce the signing of forward Ben Dibb-Fuller from Newcastle Benfield FC.

Ben’s previous clubs include Newton Aycliffe, Hebburn Town and Team Northumbria.

Shildon AFC Manager, Chris Hughes said: “This is a really important signing for Shildon and how we want to continue to improve as a team.

Ben fits in perfectly to how we want to play and the system we are using. He is capable of playing on both flanks and I am sure he is someone the fans will enjoy watching. Alongside his football ability, we are signing a good person who will fit in alongside the other top characters we have at the club.

We have watched him several times over the years and also had the benefit of access to our videos for games earlier in the season against Newcastle Benfield.

Ben knows a few players in the squad so we expect him to settle in quickly and contribute in games starting on Saturday against Tadcaster”.

Welcome to Shildon AFC Ben.

Vinnie Steels signs for Shildon

Shildon AFC are delighted to announce the signing of Vinnie Steels. Vinne started his career with Darlington FC before moving to York in 2017/18. He then played for Burnley U23’s (2018/19) and Sunderland U23’s (2020/21).

Vinne Steels

Jamie Tunstall, Shildon AFC Manager said: “I’m absolutely delighted to welcome Vinnie to the football club. Vinnie’s time in football has predominantly been at elite level and he’s a fantastic addition to an already really strong squad. He’s come in and trained really well and scored a couple of goals in the games he’s played and I think there’s a lot more to come from him when he’s fully up to speed. He’s not played a lot of football over the last 12 to 18 months and still has aspirations to get back into the professional game and the fact he’s chosen to come to Shildon shows the ambition the club has. I’m sure he’ll be a huge asset to the football club” .

Welcome to Shildon AFC Vinnie.

Wilson Kneeshaw signs for Shildon

Shildon AFC are delighted to announce the signing of Wilson Kneeshaw.

Wilson began his career in Middlesbrough’s youth system before playing for ACS Poli Timișoara in Liga I, (the Romanian top division).  He then appeared for Darlington 1883 and Blyth Spartans in non-league football and for United Soccer League team Sacramento Republic.

He joined National League North club Darlington in February 2019 on a short-term deal, and made 11 appearances before a ruptured achilles tendon brought an end to his season.

During the 2021–22 season, Kneeshaw featured for Northern Football Alliance side Newcastle Independent (scoring 23 goals in 24 games) as they won the Division One league title.

Shildon AFC Manager, Jamie Tunstall said: “Both Deano (Browne) and I, have followed Wilson’s career for a long time as he’s someone from Darlington. He’s always played at a really high standard and a nasty injury took the love of football away from him a bit.  I think he’s really treasured his last couple of years playing with his friends and that’s got his hunger back so I think we picked up the phone at the right time for him.  We’ve got lucky that he feels ready to step back up and now wants a challenge again.  He’s super quick, an incredible dribbler in possession and will definitely get the supporters excited.  I’m absolutely delighted we’ve brought him to the football club”. 

Wilson’s first interview with Wilf Tray is available here:

Welcome to Shildon AFC.

Shildon sign defender Toby Pascoe

Shildon AFC are delighted to announce the signing of Toby Pascoe.

Defender, Toby was awarded the Young Player of the Year last season at Crook Town AFC in his first season in adult football.

Shildon AFC Manager, Jamie Tunstall said:  “I’m really pleased Toby has joined us for this season.  He’s a proper old fashioned full back whose an outstanding defender and very capable in possession.  He had an outstanding first season in men’s football and has loads more developing still to come. He quickly became a fans favourite last season and won the young player of the year award which shows how well he did. I’m delighted I get to keep working with him. 

Toby’s first interview with Wilf Tray is available here:

Welcom to Shildon AFC.


Luke Page signs for the Railwaymen

Shildon AFC is delighted to announce the signing of Luke Page.  Luke started his football career at Easington and was there for 2 years playing in the Wearside League ultimately gaining promotion to the Northern League and winning the Shipowners Charity Cup.  He then moved to Sunderland RCA for 2 years where the club finished fourth in both seasons, the highest the club had ever finished.  A move followed to Dunston UTS FC where winning the Cleator Cup was a notable sucess.  The following season saw a return to Easington where unfortunately a leg break curtailed his season.

Jamie Tunstall, Shildon AFC Manager said “When Luke’s name was first mentioned to me I got excited straight away and is somebody who I thought could be a big asset for Shildon. He has played at this level at Dunston which is a big plus as he knows the league. He had a nasty injury last year but when I met him, I could see his determination to show he still had what it takes at this level. If we can get Luke back to his best which I’m sure we will and he’ll be given every chance, we’ve got a top top player on our hands”.

Watch Luke’s first interview with Wilf Tray here: