The upstairs function rooms at Mariners Park have now been fully refurbished, and are available for hire.

As a special, limited-time offer, free or discounted room rates are available following the renovation.

The main room will be used for the first time on Saturday night, when former Newcastle United and Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie delivers a talk-in alongside MC Joe Allen, himself a former Newcastle and Chelsea player.

Both upstairs bars will also be open on matchday on Saturday, as will the downstairs bar, so Mariners supporters will be able to look at the rooms and enquire about bookings before and after the game against Thornaby.

The club would be delighted to welcome bookings for the rooms, which are fit for all occasions from birthday parties to weddings.

To enquire, please speak to a club employee at Mariners Park, give us a call on 0191 454 7800 or email us at bookings@southshieldsfc.co.uk