Chris Locke – August Player of the Month

Chris Locke has been named South Shields’ Player of the Month for August.

Above, he is pictured with Nyall Matthias, of club sponsors Shaun Matthias, being presented with a bottle of champagne for his achievement.

Experienced defender Locke has enjoyed a fine start to the season, and was particularly impressive in August.

The 29-year-old filled in at right-back and centre-back during the month, helping the Mariners to Ebac Northern League Division Two victories over Brandon United (4-0) and Thornaby (6-0), as well as creditable draws at Ryhope CW (1-1) and Hebburn Town (2-2).

Have you got a question for Chris? Want to know what playing for South Shields means to him? His best moment in a Mariners shirt? His favourite flavour of crisp? Send us your serious, humorous or bizarre questions via Twitter @SouthShieldsFC with the hashtag #AskLockey or send an email to We’ll put the best ones to him after Tuesday’s home clash with Northallerton Town.