Tag: Shildon AFC Development Centre

Shildon Under 13’s on the Up

Shildon U13s On The Up

After a 2-0 win in the cup against Leven last weekend Shildon U13s went into their league game with their heads held high this week against Thirsk Falcons FC.

However straight from the kick off Thirsk broke through our defence and scored immediately. Shildon restarted the game and started to pass the ball round well using their wings to their advantage and testing the oppositions keeper. Shildon were awarded a corner which James Rusby took and curled it into the top right to level proceedings. From then on Shildon were the most dominant team but when their defence was needed they did the job and cleared their lines. Two goals from Chloe Wymer and another two from James Rusby made it 5 -1 until we conceded just before half time making it 5-2.

Second half and Shildon were facing uphill which made it a little harder but they dug in and managed to get into a rhythm again using the wings. A great ball whipped in from the right for Ellie Geary to get her foot to it and tap it into the net. Minutes later Ellie added to her tally after a nice through ball saw her latch onto it and place it in to the back of the net. For the next 10 minutes a great battle from both teams midfielders saw the game settle down a bit. Shildon were giving a few corners away but their defence and keeper dealt with the pressure well. Five minutes from time James Rusby scored making it 8-2 at the final whistle.

James Rusby and Chloe Wymer were given joint players of the match but a great team performance from all.

Next up a difficult away tie in the league cup against a tough division 1 side Nunthorpe A.

Shildon AFC Development Centre Registration Morning

On Saturday 9th July the Development Centre will be holding a registration morning for all Saturday and Sunday teams.

Anyone wishing to sign are asked to bring the registration fee as well as Proof of ID (new players) and 2 passport size photos.

The morning will also include:

  • Size up the new strips to order (for those teams getting new strips)
  • Signing of player, parent and manager codes of conduct.
  • Club expectations to be outlined.
  • Standing order forms to be completed.

Times for Teams are as follows:

10.30am – ALL U6-U11 TEAMS
11.30am – ALL U11 – U23 TEAMS

More details to follow closer to the time.

Scholarship Programme – Open Night

Following the recent announcement, The Development Centre is holding a special open evening at Dean Street, Shildon AFC on Tuesday, March 29th 6pm, for potential players to find out more about the Scholarship Programme.
Shildon AFC are  delighted to support Sunderland AFC in creating a football academy based at Shildon AFC . We are a community focused football club and our partnership with the Foundation of Light is so important to realising not only our ambitions but more importantly those of the kids who will join our academy.
Sunderland AFC charity Foundation of Light are recruiting for the ‘Football Scholarship Programme’ commencing in September 2016 and will be holding open trials for promising young players.
We are delighted to be associated with a programme which will help young people become involved in sport, not only on a recreational basis but hopefully leading to employment or further study within the sports profession.
Foundation of Light’s community outreach programmes are second to none and we must continue to use the expertise within the local community to provide the best opportunities for our young students of today.

– Ged McNamee, Academy Manager at Sunderland AFC


The programme combines academic studies with high level football coaching and the opportunity to represent the Black Cats in the National U19s Football Development League against high level opposition including Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Whilst on the Football Scholarship Programme participants will undertake the nationally recognised BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity Development qualification (the equivalent of three A-levels) which can lead into further education, universities and employment.
The two year, full-time programme is free for 16-19 years olds with centres running in Sunderland and Shildon, South Durham.
Martin’s previous successes include: helping players progress into professional teams in England and abroad; seeing one player appear in the England U18s; and 80% of players progress into University.
Martin adds: “Being the only organisation in the North East to offer this opportunity we expect the quality of players on the programme to be high and we’re very excited about meeting those interested.”
For players who are currently studying in Year 11 and 12 it will give them an insight into the course and opportunity to see course programme and content.

16 to 18 squad Announced

A mixed squad of u16, u17 and u18 players we hope can feed into our current u18 setup in the Durham County League, will be playing in the Quantum League and coached by David Pounder.



Rob Anderson
Dan Hawkes
Lewis Robinson
Kevin Whitfield
Ben Whitfield
Craig Moody
James Blackmore
Jake Robinson
Brandon Turnbull
Adam Genner
Cieran Jackson
Cameron Tague
Callum Guy
Adam Dobson
Kevin Anstey
Andrew Coulson
Jack Burrows
Connor Storey


To be confirmed

Jake McKellar
Regan Blakey
Connor Ward

Under 15’s Squad Announced

The Shildon Under 15’s squad for the 2015/16 season is as follows, the team will be playing in the Quantum League and will be coached by Dan Madden.


Tom Gillette
Harry Bourne
Jordan Patterson
Ellis Wymer
Dylan Smith
Jack Hodgson
Josh Davison
Declan Sprosten
Kevin Luke Pearn
Logan Freeman
Callum Banki
Alfie Pearn
Thomas Scothern
Jack Crocher
Dominic Harrison
Callum Thompson
Jason Jones
Connor Slack
Lucas Hallimond
Christopher Robinson


Shildon AFC Community Football Centre Presentation Evening

Shildon AFC Community Football Centre are holding there presentation evening on Friday 12th June 2015 at Shildon leisure centre.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £4 each.

All registered players free also siblings up to the age 16 are free.

Let’s all support the players and come along.

Group and Disco for entertainment and of course bar and food available.

Tickets can be purchased via team secretaries and Phil.

Many Thanks