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The LGV Tyneside Summer Cup A Summer Cup tournament was the idea of then Hebburn Reyrolle management team Mark Collingwood and Duncan Donnelly back in 2009. The Hebburn Sports & Social Club, where both Reyrolle and Hebburn Town are based, was not doing as well as in previous years so Colly suggested that a pre-season competition should be started to both generate revenue for the social club and promote non-league football in the South Tyneside.

The competition would also establish links between local clubs with a local charity benefiting from the tournament. Local football coach Duncan Donnelly was asked if he would help organise the tournament and did a great job as tournament organiser. This year Duncan has had to step down due to work commitments so Colly has drafted in Andy Hudson to help organise this year’s competition with him. The original teams invited to take part in the summer of 2009 were: n Hebburn Reyrolle n Hebburn Town n Jarrow Roofing BCA n Jarrow FC. The first winners of the Summer Cup were Jarrow FC with the runners-up being Hebburn Town. The following year a decision was made

to extend the tournament, and so in 2010 the six teams competing were: n Hebburn Reyrolle n Hebburn Town n Jarrow Roofing BCA n Boldon CA n West Auckland Town n Jarrow FC. The winners were Jarrow Roofing BCA who defeated their close neighbours Boldon CA in the final. In 2011 the Summer Cup competing teams were: n Hebburn Reyrolle Jarrow Roofing’s n Hebburn Town Richie McLoughlin n Ryhope CW with the Tyne & n Jarrow Roofing BCA Wear LGV Summer Cup n Boldon CA in 2011 n Whickham n Ryhope CW Jarrow Roofing BCA retained the cup while the runners-up were Hebburn Reyrolle. Unfortunately, the 2012 edition of the competition was postponed due to torrential rain, but with Roofing looking to hold on to the cup for a third successive tournament, the future is bright for South Tyneside’s premier sporting event.

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Tournament Rules

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Group games are 40 minutes per half. Play-off games are 45 minute per half. The Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup Final is 45 minutes per half and, if required, two periods of ten minutes as extra time and then penalties.

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Three points are awarded for a win, one point for a draw and zero points for a defeat. Goal difference will be used to determine group positions. If teams are level on goal difference, the head-to-head result between those teams will be used. If teams cannot be split, the drawing of lots will be the final option to determine group positions.

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A total of seven substitutes can be named by each team for each game. Only five of these substitutes can be used during the game.

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AND DISMISSALS The Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup tournament is registered with the Durham FA. All cautions, dismissals or any other disciplinary action taken will be dealt with in accordance with the Durham FA’s rules and guidelines.

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DISMISSALS Any player, substitute or member of a team’s management who is dismissed during or after a game will then be immediately banned from the following match.

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Ross Gregory’s Sweet Hebburn I LOVE this tournament. In fact, I’d go as far as to say that of all the South Tyneside-based non-league football summer tournaments staged at Hebburn each year, this one is my favourite. I’m a big non-league fan, having played (before my knees started to rust), managed and helped run teams in the Northern League, and pre-season is always an exciting time. Seeing how new players will gel (not just their hair, Donnaz), the anticipation of the new season, hoping for away trips in the Vase and FA Cup, it’s all exciting times. And the friendlies. Running around in the baking sun while managers insists it’s not about results, just fitness. Which is tosh. Players, managers, coaches, committee men all want to see some sort of competitive encounters, which is what makes this competition so good. Based across a week, the games have an edge to them, especially given the close proximity of the clubs to each other. I remember Hebburn Reyrolle v Jarrow a couple of years ago. No holds barred that one. Colly and Jonna barking like rabid dogs on the sidelines. Friendly fixture? No chance. And this year, there will be just as much spice. All the teams involved are linked in one way or another, and there’s the added intrigue of seeing the guys at Jarrow Roofing (or Hebburn Town Mk II) back at the Sports and Social Ground just a few weeks after leaving the Hornets. Let the battle commence - and get the number

for South Tyneside Hospital on speed dial. I’m just hoping Hebburn have invested in some bigger dugouts to fit all the Roofing managers in. THIS year, non-league football in South Tyneside will be as intriguing as it’s ever been. New managers, new players, even a new ground some 20 miles down the road. Paul Bennett left Hebburn to link up with Richie at Roofing, and his loyal players went with him. Benno will be a tough act to follow. Step forward Scott Oliver (or more stumble if his Long Bar efforts the last time I saw him are anything to go by). Boldon also have a new man at the helm in Jason Jones but the biggest change will be South Tyneside’s biggest club not playing in the borough. Two steps back for South Shields to hopefully take a number of giant leaps forward in the future. Is Peterlee ready for Kingy? As always, the Shields Gazette will bring you all the news and reports, and I’m always open to comments on how we can improve our service. Contact me at ross.gregory@jpress.co.uk, @rossgregory9 or ring 4274807.


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Andy Hudson

Up on the Roof Communication is everything off the pitch in modern football. This is an era of social media, where the internet is often the first port of call ahead of newspapers and television when it comes to how society absorbs their news. And there’s often an unqunechable thirst for that news.

decision, while remaining with Paul Bennett, who actually talked me into devoting my spare time to Hebburn originally, had some bearing, was mainly taken with what I mentioned at the very start. That need for a club to communicate - and often that comes down to the willingness of those involved at a football club.

This doesn’t just apply to professional football, where Newcastle United fans continue aghast at Mike Ashley’s continued silence, but something that spreads down into non-league football.

The willingness to allow new people into a circle of knowledge is often the first step. That comes with internal communication first. From that point there’s a need to identify what information should be casaded out publically, thus extending the circle of knowledge.

There’s an unquestionable requirement for non-league clubs to open up, to seek new ways to appeal to football fans and then, once their attention has been grabbed, or even ruffled, to start positive engagement with these fans in order to get them along to the grounds on a Saturday afternoon.

If there is no desire for the first, then it’s difficult to accomplish the second. And then there is no communication and clubs remain exactly where they were before this social media boom, this accessing of news through technoloy, this social sharing pattern that now envelopes the Earth.

With more and more non-league clubs crying aloud about the lack of supporters, the need to change, with both external and internal communication, is more evident that ever before.

I think Jarrow Roofing BCA will embrace this - they already have: when I missed the opening pre-season trip to Dalbeattie Star I was still able to receive updates on what was happening during the game. That embracing of communication will be passed on to supporters as well as the lines of engagement being opened and Roofing adopting the model I earlier explained.

I’m returning to the Hebburn Sports Ground after spending last season working for Hebburn Town. I left in June to cross South Tyneside and head up Media & Communications for my local team, Jarrow Roofing BCA. With players the decision to leave often comes down to wanting to play for a certain manager, or to play alongside their mates. My

But clubs who keep existing and prospective supporters in the dark will find it increasingly more difficult to improve their attendances and considering it’s so difficult as it is, that’s a frightening thought for the future.


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Hebburn Reyrolle History As a result of my club Heaton Stannington’s retention of the Northern Alliance Premier Division title, the club has been promoted to Northern League Division 2, which when combined with the usual resignations and renamings that go on each close season, means that the Alliance has accepted 5 new teams for 2013/2014. Alongside Newbiggin and West Allotment Reserves, other new faces include the returning Chopwell, a Gateshead Leam Rangers side that will be of a supposed parallel standard to their Wearside League outfit and Whitburn Athletic (the one near Souter Point, not the one halfway between Glasgow and Edinburgh). While in the past there have been such seemingly anomalous members of the Alliance such as the East Durham trio Peterlee Newtown, Murton and Easington Colliery, these latter 3 neophytic outfits s that are joining Swalwell in Division 2, alongside Birtley St. Joseph’s and Gateshead Redheugh 1957 in Division 1, will combine with Gateshead Rutherford and Hebburn Reyrolle in creating the largest presence of clubs in the South Tyneside and Gateshead area in recent memory. However, it must be acknowledged that both Rutherford and Reyrolle hung on to their Premier Division status in somewhat fortuitous circumstances; finishing well adrift from the rest in the bottom two places, the duo were spared the ignominy of relegation because of the resignations of both Amble united and Harraby Catholic Club. Hebburn Reyrolle are a club with a proud history as they were formed as long ago as 1923, originally going under the name of

Reyrolle Staff F.C. The club played their football mainly in the North East Amateur League until they were accepted in to the Northern Football Alliance in 1992, where the 3 three seasons have been of particular interest. Having won the 2010 Stan Seymour League Cup Final by defeating Heddon 3-1, but losing to Percy Main in the same season’s Combination Cup Final, Reyrolle set the bar even higher during the 2010/11 season, when they completed a historic treble under the management of Mark Collingwood and his assistant Simon Johnson as they won the Division One Title, The Combination Cup and The Durham County Trophy. In 2011/2012, they retained the Durham Trophy when they defeated Coundon & Leaholme after extra time. Were it not for a crucial home defeat by Percy Main on May Day 2012, Reyrolle could well have pipped Heaton Stannington to the Premier Division title; such glory seemed far away during the campaign just ended. In fairness, 2012/2013’s disastrous season for Reyrolle did include some excellent results, including thrashing Percy Main Amateurs 4-1, and it was a campaign made exceedingly difficult by the decampment of manager Mark Collingwood and many of his players to Seaham Red Star. It is indeed a tribute to Reyrolle that they showed such stoicism in the face of adversity and made it through to the end of the season, from which time they’ve managed to regroup. This season will see the club under the stewardship of newly installed manager Aiden Finnigan (father of former Newcastle United reserve and current striker for Dundee Carl Finnigan) and hopes are high of a Reyrolle renaissance.

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Hebburn Reyrolle Manager Notes by Aidan Finnigan Reyrolle will be fielding a very young team this year, whose average age will be about 19. A good few of the squad have been together for the last eight seasons coming through the Russell Foster leagues and finishing last season League and Cup winners in the U 18 Premier League.

and their bodies after 90 minutes with some of the teams in the Summer Cup.

The majority of which have not really experienced the rough and tumble of senior football so it will be a shock to their system

We have been recruiting a few older players to come into the squad and shore it up a bit but that progress is on-going.

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Gary Goodwin Jonny Matthaz Lee Bell Jamie Bell Oli Bone Greg Laing Aidan McCaffery Andy Bradley   Steve Chow Bede Finnigan Alex Lovatt Jonny O’Brian Jamie Buglass Jonny Tenant Dean Mulholland Alex Shepherd Mark Williamson Jordon Bolton

Hebburn Reyrolle Squad

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Jarrow Roofing BCA History The main sponsor of Jarrow Roofing Boldon Community Association FC is Mr Richard McLoughlin, the Managing Director of Jarrow Roofing Co. Richie has over 35-years experience in the roofing business. Richie has always been involved with football, initially as a Sunday League player with a local clubs around South Tyneside. Richie had a vision of sponsoring a club that could play a bit and progress through Saturday football. Jarrow Roofing were formed ready for their inaugural season of 1987-88, beginning life in the South Tyne Senior League. When this league broke up at the end of their first season, Roofing moved to the Tyneside Amateur League, winning the Bill Dixon Cup and the League Challenge Shield. Roofing were also runners-up in both the league and the Gateshead Charity Shield. Richie sought the help of friend Brian Marshall, who was Chairman of the local Community Association in Boldon Colliery where there was a bit of land that perhaps could just hold a football ground. Richie began to use his weekends and borrowed machinery to build a ground after Brian had persuaded his Committee that it was a viable project. The ground slowly took shape and the club moved to the Wearside League for season 1991-92 with a completed new ground at Boldon C.A. Sports Club. After finishing as runners-up the end of the first season, losing out on the title due to goal difference, Roofing were promoted to Division One.

At the end of season 1995-96, the Roofers were runners-up in Division 2 having lost out on the title due to a three points deduction. With Marske United, the champions, not having the ground facilities in place, Roofing were promoted to the Northern League Division 2. After one season, Roofing were promoted to the the Northern League Division 1, again finishing as runners-up, while the club also won the Craven Cup at the first attempt beating Shotton Comrades 4-0 on Tuesday 6 May 1997 at Moor Park, Chester-le-Street. During season 2004-05, the Roofers reached the semi-final of The FA Vase before losing 2-0 on aggregate to eventual winners Didcot Town. Jarrow Roofing remained in the Northern League Division 1 until a 22nd place finish during season 2007-08 brought the first relegation in the club’s history. In Division 2 Roofing finished 16th in 2008-09 but were promoted back to the Northern League Division 1 at the end of the 2009-10 season after finishing in third place. The 2010-11 season saw Jarrow Roofing maintain their place in Division 1 after finishing 19th, but were relegated the following season after finishing in 20th position. Roofing finished fourth, losing out on third place and automatic promotion by virtue of goal difference, in Division 2 at the end of the 2012-13 season. With Ryhope CW, who finished as runners-up, being classified as a relegated club due to failing their ground inspection, the Roofers were announced by the Northern League as promoted, yet this was against the league’s own rules and so Sunderland RCA were ultimately reprieved from relegation with Roofing remaining in Division 2.


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Co-Managers: Richie McLoughlin and Paul Bennett

Jarrow Roofing Manager Notes by Paul Bennett Being part of the summer cup is not just about games and fitness, even though three well organised games does help build our pre-season schedule, it’s more about trying to raise as much money for local charities that we can. Hopefully this year, for different reasons, we may attract a larger than normal attendance. Deano and I, along with Andy Hudson and 15 players, are returning quickly to Hebburn Town after leaving in the summer for pastures new. We had a fantastic two and a half seasons at Hebburn and we delivered exactly what I promised when I was offered the job. Everyone at Hebburn was a pleasure to work with and friendships were made for life. Special praise to John Bolam who made my life and the players lives easier every day there Everyone returns with their heads held high and looking forward to early reunions and maybe a pint or two. Scott now has the reigns of the club and we wish him every success for the forthcoming season. We are all now working alongside Richie who’s passion and energy for the club he built is both humbling and inspiring. It has a real family feel to the club, with his wife and

family all pitching to help with the vision and not forgetting Bryn: a real proper football man. After three hard weeks of training and two friendlies we can’t wait for this week and especially for the new season. Richie has a vision which matches the one Dean and I have for the future, on and off the pitch. We have been used to success, in whatever form you look at it:promotions, cup runs and stability; all relative successes which we now aim to build on with Jarrow Roofing BCA. Good luck to all the clubs this week and for the season ahead. Well, except on the two occasions we face Colly’s Seaham (only joking). All the best to everyone and lets hope local charities are the winners first and foremost.


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Dan Regan​ Martin Hunter Jack Stanley

John Toomey Lee Harrison Scott Donaldson Danny Carson David Borley Kieron McDonald

Kev Leighton Ian Dixon Dan Kirkup Ian Davison Jamie Marshall Martyn McGonigal Az Croft Andy Brown

Paul Gardiner​ Scott Robson Dean Nicholson Andy Appleby Stephen Forster Stu Nicholson​ Stephen Young

Jarrow Roofing BCA Squad


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Ryhope CW History Although Ryhope’s coal miners founded a club of their own as early as 1892, it wasn’t until 1927-28 that they enjoyed their first league title success. In their 1960s heyday, the players of the Colliery Welfare were Wearside League champions four times, Monkwearmouth Cup winners twice and also lifted the League Challenge and Shipowners’ Cup. Those were the days of Charlie Grose, Jackie Wilkinson and over 4,000 fans packing in to the Recreation Ground to see an FA Cup first round tie with Fourth Division Workington, twice League Cup quarter finalists in the same decade. Despite a Durham Challenge Cup win in the late-1970s, Ryhope’s swinging sixties were but a distant memory when Martin Swales arrived from Seaham Kitchen Magic, where he’d just led his Durham Alliance company team to a final success in the Washington Aged Peoples Cup. “Ryhope hadn’t won a trophy for donkeys’ years. I said I’d try and get them one,” he told Northern Ventures Northern Gains. Swales’s first season saw the club lift the Monkwearmouth Cup, last won back in 1967. The following year Ryhope joined Marske United and Newcastle Blue Star as only the third team to sweep all four Wearside League trophies in the same season after a

penalty shoot-out at Willington AFC. In 2011-12 Swales and his players went even better - losing only one game in all competitions as they swept the board for a second time and were promoted to the Northern League. “68 games 1 defeat” the club’s Twitter account justifiably boasted. On the pitch, the step up to the Northern League posed few problems last season with Swales’ side finishing second to Crook Town with 98 points and over 140 goals in their 42 league games. Off it, a delay in meeting ground grading requirements means, pending an appeal, Ryhope CW will start the 2013-14 season back in the Wearside League. It took 120 years for the club to make the Northern League. Whatever the FA decides, Ryhope Colliery Welfare will be back.

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Ryhope CW Manager Notes by Martin Swales We at Ryhope CW have great pleasure coming back to the Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup which we competed in two years ago . It’s a great week of very competitive football with some top sides involved in this tournament . We are hoping to be involved in the final on 20 July (my birthday) but of course we have two very tough games before that. I must say myself, the management and the committee, were delighted when we were invited back this season as it not just a great week of football on the pitch, but also off the pitch as the food after the game is top draw and credit to the girls who work the canteen as they are top ladies indeed. I know we have a few lads away on holidays for this tournament but I am hoping I have the core of last season’s squad with us as only today we have just found out we have been relegated to the Wearside League - a decision that has devastated myself and the club as a whole. To be fair, we have had nearly every club in the land after our players but apart from the goalkeeper everyone has decided to stay at the club. We have brought in a new keeper Neil Bussey (ex-Sunderland RCA and West End) to work alongside our goalkeeper coach Lenny

French. We have also brought back three lads who played for ourselves and left but have decided to come back with us in Clayton Davies, Ken Linton and Callum Charlton. I think the two young lads to watch in this tournament from ourselves will be two 18 year olds who have come up through the ranks, James Cook and Ross Stead - two very fine footballers who played more than 38 games each for the first team last season in the Northern League - at such a young age that is great going. I would like to wish everyone involved in the tournament the very best for this competition and for the coming season.


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Ben Riding Calum Charlton Chris Trewick Chris Winn Clayton Davies Greg Swansbury Jack Pounder James Cook James Dunn Lenny French John Butler Kenny Linton Liam Cox Martin Metcalf Michael Charlton Nathan O’Neil Nathan Johnson Neil Bussey Phil Hall Richie Jordan Russ Stead

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Saturday 13 July

kick-off > 3pm Referee > Lindsey Robinson Assistants > Vince Edes, Michael Green

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Monday 15 July Wednesday 17 July

kick-off > 8pm Referee > Michael Green Assistants > Lindsey Robinson, Ian Owens

kick-off > 6.30pm Referee > Vince Edes Assistants > Ian Owens, Michael Green

Monday 15 July Wednesday 17 July

kick-off > 6.30pm Referee > Vince Edes Assistants > Lindsey Robinson, Ian Owens

5th place match

kick-off > 11am 3th place match

kick-off > 1pm

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Third A vs Third B Second A vs Second B

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Winner vsGroup A Winner Group B

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Hebburn Town History Hebburn was very different back in 1912, the year the football club was formed. The collieries that had changed it from a small agricultural hamlet to a cosmopolitan but pretty grimy industrial town were nearing peak employment of 1,864 men; the shipyards launched by Andrew Leslie were in full vigour; and the town, eleven years earlier, had welcomed a diminutive Frenchman called Alphonse Reyrolle. Reyrolle opened an engineering works, which initially employed just 50 men, in the former dye factory next to St Aloysius’s church. At its peak, Reyrolles would employ 12,000 men from a wide range of backgrounds, religions and cultures, and export to 70 countries being known worldwide. The company also started a football team, and, encouraged by industrialist and mine owner Sir Ralph Carr-Ellison, another famous name in Hebburn history, he provided the sports ground on which team still plays on

in the Northern League. The football team formed in 1912 were elected to the second division of the Jarrow and District Junior League. There had been plenty of football teams in the before 1912, most notably Hebburn Argyle – who kicked off in 1882 by Father Toner, the priest at St Aloysius’s. The town had so many Scots, they became known as the Tyneside Highlanders. Pre-World War 1 derby games with Jarrow would attract crowds of 8,000. The Geordie town also had shinty and curling clubs and even an annual Highland Games which was organised by the Hebburn Celtic Society. This 1912 team progressed, and flourished in the 1930s, followed by a wartime season in the North Eastern League, won the Durham Challenge Cup in 1943, and then returned to the Northern Combination where they stayed until 1958. In 1959-60, Reyrolles as we were still known as, had another season in the terminally ailing North Eastern League but finished bottom with just eight points. The Tyneside club then had 28 pretty indifferent seasons in the Wearside League,


Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup 2013 though they won the league in 1966 and the Monkwearmouth Cup in 1968. In 1988 the name was changed to Hebburn and an application was made to join the Northern League – though it was before the days of automatic promotion and relegation and there wasn’t a vacancy. The ground was improved, other clubs canvassed and then Hebburn got a lucky break when North Shields created a vacancy by deciding to play elsewhere. The team which had finished fifth in the Wearside League and then played its first Northern League game on August 19 1989, winning 2-1 at Shotton Comrades, before winning promotion and the Durham Challenge Cup in 1992 before being relegated – contentiously – for failing to meet ground criteria. The club then won the Craven Cup in 1999-2000. In the 2011-12 season, Hebburn Town reached the FA Cup fourth qualifying round and a dream tie at neighbours Gateshead, from whom they were separated by 125 league places. This was the club’s furthest ever run in the competition and the Hornets also secured promotion to the Northern League Division 1 for their centenary year.

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Hebburn Town Manager Notes by Scott Oliver

Hebburn Town are delighted to take part in this year’s Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup after missing out on last year’s postponed competition by playing in a tournament in Stranraer. The Summer Cup is ideal preparation for the new season in the Ebac Northern League Division 1, for players and spectators alike. This is a time of change for Hebburn Town as I have had to build a team from scratch, with all of last season’s players having signed for other teams.  With no players signed on when I took charge, it has been a challenge.  But a challenge is something me and Davy Bell will relish. Enjoy the tournament and the facilities at the Hebburn Sports & Social Ground. 


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Andy Hunter Peter Henderson Darren Casson Ally Downey Chris Smith Scott Garett Lee McMahon Dan Smith Callum Smith Steve Graham Ben Johnson Gary McCartney Paul Robinson Dan Reeves Marc Costello Colin White

Hebburn Town Squad


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Seaham Red Star History First formed as a Sunday League team in 1973, Seaham Red Star were named after a neighbouring pub rather than the exotic footballing luminaries of Belgrade. Under the guidance of secretary Ralph Pigg and Liam Phillips, the club’s first manager, Red Star progressed through the Houghton & District, Northern Alliance and Wearside Leagues after making the switch to Saturday afternoons. In 1979, with 62-goal Tommy Henderson and future Huddersfield, Derby County and Leeds forward Bobby Davison leading the line, they got as far as the fifth round of the FA Vase before losing 5-2 at home to eventual semi-finalists Whickham, then triumphed in the Philips Floodlit Trophy at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium, winning a set of floodlights for their Seaham Welfare ground. A year later Red Star defeated Boldon at Roker Park to lift the Durham Challenge Cup, eliminating a Tow Law Town and a gawky young winger by the name of Chris Waddle at the semi-final stage. In 1982, helped by Nigel Gleghorn, a fireman who would later turn out for Ipswich, Manchester City and Birmingham, and future New Zealand international striker Paul Nixon, Red Star once more made it to the fifth round of the Vase and pulled off a Wearside League and Challenge Cup double.

Admitted to the second division of the Northern League, Seaham were promoted behind Stockton in 1988 and finished fifth in 1993, when they won the Northern League Cup and sold their 17-year-old goalkeeper to Newcastle United. “I played a dozen games in the Northern League, a tough league with some good players but a learning experience for a young lad,” Steve Harper recalled in an interview with the Daily Mail. “I was spotted by Peter Kirtley and asked to play for Newcastle’s youth team.” Third the following season, the Star finished as high as second behind champions Bedlington Terriers in 2000, but were relegated with just twenty points in 2002. It took another five seasons for Seaham to return to the top flight, and only two more before they plummeted once again after their main financial backer abruptly withdrew all funding just weeks in advance of the 2008-2009 season. After two seasons of struggle, last summer saw the Star appoint the successful Hebburn Reyrolle management duo of Mark Collingwood and Simon Johnson. A post-Christmas stumble saw Seaham drop out of promotion contention to eventually finish tenth, an improvement of ten places and thirty-four points on 2011-12. For the Welfare Park faithful, the coming season promises even better things.

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Seaham Red Star Manager Notes by Mark Collingwood Firstly I would like to say that it’s a pleasure to be back at the Hebburn Sports Complex. Myself and Simon (Jona) have got some very fond memories of this place after our successful time at Hebburn Reyrolle. I’m looking forward to this week’s festival of football here at the Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup. The teams that have been invited all boast strong squads with some great players so let’s hope that this year’s competition will be the most competitive one yet. Seaham Red Star will be using this Summer Cup as a vital part of our pre-season preparation and we’ve got two hard games in our group against the two local sides. First we face Gordon Diamond’s Harton and Westoe before we play Hebburn Town on the Wednesday night - two very good sides. We returned for pre-season training on 22 June after a so called break. I say “so called” because I can honestly say that myself and Simon have not had a break as such. As soon as the 2012-13 season was finished we started planning for this season coming up. We’ve worked hard throughout the summer talking to players so that we can hopefully improve on last season’s tenth place finish in the Ebac Northern League Division 2.

Our primary aim was to ensure that our key players remained with us ahead of this campaign and also to bring in three or four new players that would improve the squad. Shildon captain, and local lad, Chris McCabe was the first player that was brought in and he was quickly followed by Michael McKeown (North Shields) and Josh Allan (Jarrow Roofing BCA). Former Blyth Spartans front man Shaun Reay and the prolific Adam Johnston have been signed to add further fire power to an already powerful frontline and, hopefully, these players will help us improve as a group. At times last season we lacked leadership and a bit of experience; the players that have been signed tick all of the right boxes in our opinion. We know that we’re in for a tough, long, hard, season next year but hopefully we’ll be ready for the challenges that lie ahead.


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KEEPERS

Shaun Newbrook Rob Macgregor

DEFENDERS

Daniel Gray Craig Malley MIDFIELDERS Chris McCabe Josh Allan Carl Thorp Michael McKeown Richard Goodman Chris Scott Anth Laidler Kristian Wilkinson Adam Curry Michael Turnbull James Wood Michael Hutchinson Mark Catcheside

FORWARDS

Adam Johnston Shaun Reay Kris Goss Channon North Paul Kane Adam Wrightson

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Harton and Westoe History Harton & Westoe CW have been around since approximately 1950 -probably earlier. In those early days the team would have been mainly made up with pitmen. The club actually  folded during the 2005-2006 season, whilst playing in the Wearside League. We were then the Simonside SC team, (who also go back to the 1950s) and who took Harton’s place at the Welfare Ground. Simonside were then playing in the Durham

Alliance and won the league title and also won the Clem Smith Bowl and were runners up in the League Cup in 2008-2009. At the start of season 2010-2011 Simonside became Harton & Westoe CW and moved into the Northern Alliance. Harton & Westoe were then accepted into the Wearside league for the 2012-2013 season. We have had our first season and didn’t do too badly with a mid-table finish.

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Harton and Westoe squad in 2012


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Harton & Westoe Manager Notes by Gordon Diamond We have signed a lot of new faces for the coming season as the club try and move forward. Not only have we brought in a lot of new players, but we also welcome Malcolm Reay into our management team. Mal has a lot of experience of the Wearside League and he has already made an impact. We are really glad he is on board with us. We have also brought in a new sponsor in Premier Maintenance and Building Services. Director Lee Surtees has also joined forces with Harton and Westoe as he has brought his Under 21 team into the club. We are really trying and we have a lot of ambition as a club. Last season was not as difficult as I first thought it would be with the step up into the Wearside League. We know what it is all about now and we have brought some great players in to help us in our quest for silverware this coming season. We are all over the moon to be invited into this year’s Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup. It just shows how far we have come in such a short time. It is great to have the friendly

games against local sides and it gives you a chance to find out what your best systems are and which players play best in particular systems and also get the match fitness. We’re looking forward to every game, not just the ones we are involved in. We should learn a lot from this experience and I thank the organisers for inviting us. Well done to all of the people behind the scenes who have worked tirelessly to put this event together, and to the sponsors that are sponsoring it.


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GOALKEEPERS Brett Wilson Kevin Garrick

MIDFIELDERS

DEFENDERS

Paul Burrell Kevin Burke Jonny Gage Graeme Tiffin Paul Hobson Martin Nugent David Graham Shaun Brooster Steven Pearce Michael Pittuck

Kyle Riley Jack Lawton Jon Armstrong Keith Oliver Chis Malley Dominic Massa Graham Tiffin Kevin Davison John Murray FORWARDS Ben Cooper Sean Flood Dean Black Steven Telford Shaun Edwards Shaun Heads David Hopper

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The Grounsell Guardian by Ian Cusack I have a real problem with individual sports; the arrogance, monomania and narcissism of the preening solo superstar, whether they are Tom Daley, Jensen Button or Chris Hoy, both grates and nauseates. Highest on my list of sporting hates is anything involving motorised vehicles, horses or above all, for ideological reasons, golf. Back in the good old days pre Glasnost and Perestroika, those countries lucky enough to be part of the Warsaw Pact banned the existence of golf courses on account of the shameful waste of good farming land occasioned by the maintenance of greens and fairways; a decision I was in total agreement with. Even worse than individual sports are the shameful ways those gaggles of rampant egotists are herded together by some fake collectivist ideal; Team GB, the Ryder Cup and, least convincingly, the Davis Cup doubles. The individual sportsman loves only himself and his bank account; not his team. However, please allow me to be a hypocrite; despite a trip to a gloriously sun-drenched Jesmond for day 1 of Northumberland (461-9 dec) v Bedfordshire (97-2) preventing me from watching Andy Murray’s triumph at Wimbledon (or Wmbldn as Harry Carpenter insisted on calling it), I welcome his victory, solely because he is a supporter of Scotland’s greatest football team; Hibernian. For that we can forgive him anything, though I’m still struggling to forgive Hibs for losing 3-0 in the Scotch Cup Final to

Celtic at the end of May. I attended this game, my debut appearance at the wonderful Hampden Park, and enjoyed myself despite the score. That said, I would struggle to say the game offered value for money at a cost of £35 for a ticket. Indeed, I came away from Mount Florida firmly resolved that I would do all I could to ensure I will not pay a penny piece to watch a game of football in 2013/2014. Hence you’ll excuse me for not attending this tournament. Last season I attended 14 Newcastle games; all the Sunday Premier League games and the Europa League home games, only enjoying 2 of them; Bordeaux and Southampton. This cost me around £300. While I managed to watch Northern Alliance games with my former club Percy Main Amateurs without having to pay to view, those in the Northern League cost between £4 and £6 per match; it adds up after 60 games a season. Thankfully, following my big money transfer to Heaton Stannington, I will be able to watch The Stan’s games for nothing, and I fully intend to see every competitive game we play, but my other attendances may be limited. So far I’ve taken in Whickham 7 Benfield 0 and Chemfica 1 Whickham 1; both free to watch, both very enjoyable and both pointing the way forward in these straitened economic times.


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The story of last s Last season began with change for each of the six clubs competing in this year’s Tyne & Wear LGV Summer Cup. Northern Alliancce Premier Division side Hebburn Reyrolle lost their management team, and most of the squad, as Mark Collingwood departed for Ebac Northern League Division 2 side Seaham Red Star, where he immediately assembled a squad in an attempt to revive the ailing Northern League heavyweights. Paul Bennett’s Hebburn Town were preparing for life in the Northern League Division 1 as one of the three newly promoted clubs in that league, having swapped places with Jarrow Roofing BCA who had been relegated to the Northern League Division 2. The two reamining clubs were about to change leagues completely, with Ryhope

CW joining the Northern League from the Wearside League, whereupon Harton & Westoe CW took their place having transferred over from the Northern Alliance. Ryhope actually managed to be promoted to the Northern League Division 2, finish in a runners-up spot at the end of the season and then be relegated back to the Wearside League - a remarkable season both on and off the pitch. On their way, they amassed 98 points, had the top scorer in the Northern League through 56-goal John Butler, ably assisted by Chris Winn who weighed in with 39 goals. As Ryhope were relegated, Jarrow Roofing were promoted. And then they weren’t. With the league having firsty announced that The Roofers, who had finished fourth in the second division, would go up, the clubs


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season voted against the decision with Sunderland RCA remaining in the first division after the league’s AGM. Roofing should have went up automatically, though a wobble at the end of the season saw them lose out to Morpeth Town via goal diffference. Seaham Red Star had a great season, remaining amongst the clubs chasing promotion for much of the season until suspensions and injuries took their toll. Mark Collingwood added strength and powere to his squad, though the Star ultimately fell short and finished in tenth. Up in the first division, Hebburn Town were one of the surprises of the first half of the season. As Christmas approached, the Hornets were in the top six after some fine results such as a 4-1 home victory over Whitley Bay.

And then came a horrendous run of form that saw the club drop down the division, though safe from relegation. And with that, mission accomplished, Paul Bennett crossed South Tyneside to form a new look management team with Richie McLoughlin at Jarrow Roofing BCA. Harton and Westoe had a solid opening campaign in the Wearside League, finishing twelth, though only two clubs conceded more goals than the CW. Over in the Northern Alliance Premier Division Hebburn Reyrolle were unable to reach the same heights as in previous seasons when they slumped to a second-bottom position after Colly had moved to Seaham. Five league wins during the season helped the Reyrolle on their way to 17 points.

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The Chairman’s Blog Mike Amos

read more at www.northernleague.org

Did you see me on the box? How could you have missed it? I’m the bloke who keeps banging on about offensive language and – notwithstanding the old joke about having a great face for radio – the telly can’t seem to get enough of it. Perhaps there’s not much else these days that they can put on before the watershed. Many may have seen that the Ebac Northern League’s “Secret Shopper” campaign won a Gold award from the FA, which meant that I got to go the FA Cup final, enjoy a good lunch and watch a distinctly ordinary match. There’ll be much better spectacles in this summer’s Charity Cup tournament. Usually I only watch the FA Cup final when Arsenal are involved, so obviously it’s quite a while since I’ve been – and may be quite a while yet. The answer to the much-asked question about why a proud Shildon lad is a 12-bore Gunner is that my dad was from north London.

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nterviews are easy; I can just about do those. It was covering the match itself that used to be the problem. I remain the only cub reporter who bought the Pink (the dear old Pink) to find out what the score was or who has never actually seen a cricket ball. A cricket ball is red, a cricket pitch green. I’m colour blind as well. The media industry likes its award ceremonies to be posh and what cliché

He was posted to Catterick during the war, met my mum – Shildon lass – and one thing led to another. They married on the strict and doubtless wise condition that they’d have to settle in Shildon because she sure-as-anything wasn’t going to London and after the war the twins were born. We weren’t identical. As Look North viewers will doubtless aver, I was the good looking one. It was September 1 1956 that first he took us to Highbury, five bob for a seat in the posh end, a tanner for a cherished programme and a 4-1 win over West Bromwich Albion. If it was that match which nurtured the Arsenal allegiance, however, what forever enshrined it was the pleasure of twice interviewing little George Armstrong, North Bank legend and proud son of Hebburn. These days journalists don’t get proper interviews with star footballers. They have to be arranged through the press office, are carefully chaperoned and

lovers call glittering. A “glittering dinner” means candles on the table; a “gala dinner” means roast beef and balloons. In the 1990s there was such a do at the Dorchester in London, a huge gathering of the great and ghastly at which awards were being presented by Neil Kinnock, then the leader of the Labour party. Summoned from the ballroom’s nether regions to accept the 1993 Sports Journalist of the Year award, unable to


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Match officials

Ian OWENS

often emasculated lest the poor darlings say anything remotely interesting. In the 1970s it was different. Someone would offer the home number, they’d jump at the chance of a chat – particularly if North-East exiles – and arrange to meet down the pub. George, bless him, couldn’t have been nicer. Once we met at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground, right on time and when an agent was probably something in James Bond, and the other time he met me from the train in Cambridge, near his home.

Lindsey ROBINSON

Vince EDES

Memory suggests that he didn’t swear once. Hebburn would have been proud of him.

see the Welsh Windbag or anyone else, I found myself shaking hands with the commissionaire. Kinnock was very good about it. They do say, of course, that enfeeblement of one sense is usually compensated by the heightening of others. The old mince pies may be a bit iffy but, as they’ll tell you throughout the Northern League, there’s nothing at all wrong with my hearing. n

Michael GREEN

Stephen RUTHERFORD


Group A

Jarrow Roofing BCA Football Club Boldon C. A. Sports Ground Ebac Northern League D2 @TheRoofing

Tyne & Wear

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Hebburn Town Football Club Hebburn Sports & Social Ground Ebac Northern League D1 @HebburnTownFC

#TheRoofAreOnFire

Hebburn Reyrolle Football Club Hebburn Sports & Social Ground Northern Alliance Premier Division

Seaham Red Star Football Club Seaham Town Park Ebac Northern League D2 @FCseahamredstar

@reyrolle_fc

#FollowTheStar

Ryhope Colliery Welfare Football Club Ryhope Recreation Park

Harton and Westoe Colliery Welfare Football Club The Welfare Ground

Wearside League

Wearside League

@RyhopeCW

@Hartonwestoefc


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