Free taster sessions at Mariners Park this week – come and get involved!

Free taster sessions at Mariners Park this week – come and get involved!

The club would like to invite members of the community to two free taster sessions on the 3G pitch at Mariners Park this week.

On Tuesday, October 25, a walking football session will take place between 11am and 12pm, with everyone welcome to attend. Club officials will be taking part.

The following day between the same times, there will be an ‘Every Player Counts’ session, as the club aims to develop disability football at the ground.

South Shields player Barrie Smith will deliver the coaching at both sessions, and it is hoped both will become weekly.

Please come along if you can – we’d love to see you!

Meanwhile, there are plenty of other offerings on the 3G at Mariners Park.

Each Monday between 7pm and 8pm, there is a walking football session. The first of those took place on October 17 and was well attended. Others are more than welcome to join in the coming weeks – for more information or to register interest, please contact Bob Scott on 07920 554377.

The club’s development centre, for children of all ages, also continues each Saturday between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. It is for children of all ages on the 3G surface, and costs £3 per child to attend. Registration can be made on the day. The club will also be looking to form some new junior teams from the players who attend, and who would like to do so. For any queries, please call 07947 480054.

Barrie Smith is to deliver a football course for youngsters at Mariners Park on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28. It will run between 10am and 3pm on each day, and with places expected to be in high demand, parents are urged to get in touch quickly to book their child’s place and avoid disappointment. It is a specialised course for boys and girls aged between four and 14 and will cover all aspects of the game, from fitness and development to tactics and technique. There will also be small-sided games and competitions. To book for the two-day course, it costs £20 per child. You can also book for just one of the two days, at a cost of £15. To book your child a place on the course, call us on 0191 454 7800 or send an email to

A new six-a-side league is to begin in November, and will be weekly on Sunday evenings. The information for that is on the poster at the bottom of this page.

The 3G is also available for bookings by teams, with many slots still available. Call 0191 454 7800 to check availability or to book.