Ah, Northern League football. We don’t hear much about it down here in East Anglia but I have a feeling that’s about to change….

Ever heard of Blyth Spartans AFC? Ok, here’s a quick overview……

Blyth Spartans AFC are a semi-professional football club who play in the Conference North, and are based in the town of Blyth, Northumberland, England. They are often the most Northerly team in whichever league or cup they are playing in and are managed by Tommy Cassidy.”

So. Why are we interested? Because they’ve just recruited a brand new Match Reporter who happens to be talented blog writer, Mark Carruthers.

On 17th July 2012,  Blyth Spartans travelled to Northern League side Ashington AFC in their opening friendly of the 2012/13 season.  Read Mark’s full match report here.

We’re delighted to support Mark, who is an aspiring sports journalist with a talent for writing insightful and intelligent articles relating to the Beautiful Game and also the mighty Newcastle United FC.

A proud North East lad and a long-standing NUFC season ticket holder, Mark works full-time, writes several blogs and gets involved in a variety of fundraising events for charity. He’s also mad enough to be tacking The Three Peaks Challenge in 2013 to raise money for Parkinson’s UK & the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

Join us in supporting Mark & following his progress:

http://onebigchallenge.wordpress.com/

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http://overthewallnufc.wordpress.com/

Find Blyth Spartans FC on Facebook & Twitter:

https://www.facebook.com/blythspartansafc

@Blyth_Spartans

 

 

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