Julio Arca commits future to Mariners by signing contract

Julio Arca commits future to Mariners by signing contract

Julio Arca has committed his future to South Shields after signing a contract with the club.

The midfielder has made a huge impression at Mariners Park since joining last September, and has now turned down interest from elsewhere to sign a new deal.

The former Sunderland and Middlesbrough star was a key part of last season’s Northern League Division Two title-winning squad.

So far, he has made 37 appearances for the Mariners, scoring 13 goals. He has also taken on the role of vice-captain this season.

Julio said: “It’s good to commit to the club even more.

“I’m really enjoying my football and it’s the logical next step to reaffirm that commitment by signing the contract.

“The club is trying to be as professional as it can be and I want to be a part of that. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last year.

“I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season in Division One, which is going to be difficult.

“We’ve done really well over the last three games, though, especially the match at Penrith on Monday.

“We totally dominated the game and were very patient with the ball. It was a pleasure to be involved in that and hopefully we can continue to do well.”

Meanwhile, Julio and Shields manager Jon King will deliver a coaching course at Mariners Park this Thursday and Friday.

The details can be found on Facebook here, and places can be booked by texting your child’s name, age and the words ‘Mariners Park’ to 07795 024333.

Julio and his Shields team-mates are next in action on Saturday, with the Mariners hosting Whitley Bay on what is non-league day.

The club would very much appreciate your support at the game, which will kick-off at 3pm.