The club is pleased to announce season ticket details ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.
South Shields will be competing in the Evo-Stik League First Division North after an incredible season which saw them win promotion by finishing first in Northern League Division One, and also lift the FA Vase, Northern League Cup and Durham Challenge Cup.
Season tickets for the new campaign are now on sale, with various options available for supporters. You can download a season ticket form by clicking here.
The ticket will gain fans entry to all 21 league games at Mariners Park next term. Supporters also have an opportunity next season to guarantee their own seat in the stand, with their name attached to it, as well as entry to the O’Brien Lounge and the balcony.
For entry only, season ticket prices for the 2017-18 season are £140 for adults, £105 for concessions and £25 for under-16s. These tickets will be available to pre-order at Mariners Park between 9am and 9pm from Tuesday.
There will be 75 season tickets – allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – available for entry to the O’Brien Lounge, priced at £190 for adults, £140 for concessions and £70 for juniors.
There are also 100 available which will give supporters entry into Mariners Park and a place on the balcony, costing £180 for adults, £135 for concessions and £65 for juniors.
For entry into the ground and a guaranteed seat in the stand, prices are £200 for adults, £155 for concessions and £90 for juniors. There will be a maximum of 100 of these season tickets available on a first-come, first served basis.
For entry into the ground, the O’Brien Lounge and a seat in the stand, season tickets are £225 for adults, £170 for concessions and £100 for juniors.
All non-general admission season tickets will need to be bought between office hours, starting on Tuesday. After that, they can be bought between 9am and 6pm on weekdays at Mariners Park by asking for Rachel Sarginson, because of the limited availability.
Season tickets can be bought by calling 0191 454 7800 or emailing Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Orders will be processed as soon as payment is made.
The tickets can also be paid for by filling in a season ticket form, which will be available to collect at Mariners Park from Tuesday, or download via the website by clicking here.
The forms can be returned in person to the ground or emailed to Rachel.
If you choose to pay for your season ticket over the phone, please be patient, as the club is only currently able to deal with one person at a time.
Thank you for the outstanding support and we look forward to seeing you all again next season!
On a match-by-match basis, general admission will be £8 for adults, £6 for over-65s and students, and £2 for under-16s, in line with the average prices for the league.
South Shields FC is delighted to announce the signing of striker Luke Sullivan.
Luke joins the Mariners from Consett, where he enjoyed a goal-laden five-year spell.
He was the Steelmen’s top goalscorer last season with 34, including one in the 3-3 draw with Shields on the opening day of the league campaign.
In all, he scored 136 goals in 206 games for his hometown club, and has now spoken of his excitement as he steps up to the Evo-Stik League First Division North with the Mariners.
The 27-year-old said: “I’m really happy to have joined the club.
“South Shields is a club going in the right direction on and off the field, and I’m really excited about being a part of that.
“It feels good to be here and I’m over the moon to have got it sorted.
“When I heard about the interest, it was a no-brainer for me.
“South Shields are moving up to a higher level and as a player, you want to be playing at the highest level possible.
“It’s going to be a challenge, but if I work hard in training I’m confident I’ll be able to establish myself here. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me.”
Luke joined Consett from Tow Law Town in 2012, and initially played as a right-back.
However, his talents further up the field quickly became apparent, and he established himself as a regular goalscorer.
In his debut campaign, he scored 13 times, and followed that up with 43 goals in 2013-14.
The following season saw him notch 28 goals, with 18 netted the next campaign as he broke through the 100 barrier in less than four years.
Last season saw him score 34 times – including 28 in Northern League Division One – and provide 10 assists as Consett finished seventh in the table.
He was part of the Steelmen side beaten 1-0 at Mariners Park in April as Shields closed in on the league title, and that experience has whetted the appetite of the frontman.
He added: “South Shields won almost every game towards the end of the season, and have achieved great things over the last two years.
“I played against them last season and it was hard work, as they’re an excellent team.
“The game at Mariners Park gave me a great eye-opener to the set-up there, which is really professional, and I can’t wait to be part of that now.
“To leave my hometown club is a bit of a wrench, because I’ve made great friends at Consett and had a lot of good times there.
“Sometimes you’ve got to look after yourself though and show some ambition to play at a higher level, which is why I’ve joined South Shields.”
Picture by Gary Welford.
A football fundraiser is coming to Mariners Park later this month.
The event, in aid of Autism Able, is taking place on Saturday, June 10.
At 4pm, Sunderland supporters will take on Newcastle United fans in an 11-a-side match on the 3G facility at the ground.
This is the fourth edition of the fundraiser, with Newcastle having won two, and Sunderland one, so far.
There will also be a bouncy castle for the children, as well as games.
After the match, there will a fundraising event in the O’Brien Lounge at Mariners Park, with live music from Spencer Johnson, Doc Smith and Autism Able Singers, and live comedy from Jack Johnson. Michael Ross will DJ through the night.
There will be raffles and games through the evening, too.
This is a free event, and the organisers say any donations would be very welcome on the night.