Juniors enjoy special day

The club’s junior teams enjoyed a share of the spotlight on Saturday as South Shields returned to Mariners Park.

The fixture against Darlington was not the only attraction on offer, with the junior teams playing on the bottom pitch at Mariners Park before two of the sides played on the main field at half-time of the pre-season friendly.

The club’s Under-10s side also walked out with the senior team ahead of the friendly – a video of that can be found at the bottom of this article.

Head of junior development Martin Urwin said: “It was a cracking day at Mariners Park for the return home of the club.

“A bumper crowd and a great family feel to the occasion was the reward for a huge effort by all in preparing for the big day.

“The junior teams thoroughly enjoyed the experience, with two of our teams grabbing a share of the limelight with a game at half-time.

“Kids smiling, laughing and having fun while playing a big part in the proceedings, we couldn’t have asked for a better day!

“We’re really looking forward to a future where the juniors contribute to producing home grown players for the senior team.”

Below is a showcase of seven images from the junior teams’ special day.

Created with flickr slideshow.