Jordan Hunter and Myles Boney had a starring role as the South Shields duo took part in some lockdown fun with supporters on Saturday.
The players competed with fans in the club’s first live quiz on Zoom, which was hosted by Robert Reed.
Jordan and Myles were pipped to top spot by season ticket holder Andy Gardner, though, as his impressive football knowledge got him over the line.
Andy came flying out of the blocks and looked to be storming to victory before Jordan and Myles closed the gap, with the pair missing out on the win by just five points.
In third place was Gavin Black, with David Charlton completing the top four and Nathan Denton and Millie Griffiths finishing fifth.
Andy’s prize for winning the quiz was a hospitality package for two, which he will be able to redeem at a league match in the 2021-22 season.
Second prize was an SSFC scarf and third prize was an SSFC hat. Jordan and Myles opted to gift their prize to fourth-placed David Charlton.
We would like to thank all who took part in the quiz.
Please look out for details of the next one. We hope you’ll be able to give it a go!
Welcome to the second day of December, which also sees the second installment of our SSFC Advent Calendar feature.
Throughout the first 24 days of the month we will attempt to spread a bit of festive cheer, and today’s feature is kicked off by Jordan Hunter, whose message for fans can be viewed via the tweet below.
Welcome to Day 2⃣ of the #SSFCAdventCalendar!
Hear from right-back Jordan Hunter, who asks the second of 4⃣ questions to win a signed pair of Myles Boney's gloves!
Don't answer until you've heard the 4⃣th question on Friday. You'll then be able to submit your answers via email! pic.twitter.com/JXpq1ds7rz
— South Shields FC (@SouthShieldsFC) December 2, 2020
Over the next 24 days, you will be able to enter a range of competitions to win prizes courtesy of the club and several of its sponsors.
The first item up for grabs is a signed pair of Myles Boney’s gloves. For each of the first four days in December, a question will be revealed and when the final question is published on Friday, supporters will have until 9am the following day to submit all of their four answers together via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first question, asked by Myles himself yesterday, was: Which club did Shields sign Myles Boney from?
Today’s question is: Which football legend, who is the current manager of Rangers, coached Jordan Hunter during his time at Liverpool?
Remember, don’t submit your answers until the fourth question has been published on Friday.
We are today launching another competition in partnership with our fantastic sponsors TGS Industrial Supplies.
A party barbecue courtesy of TGS is up for grabs, and to enter the competition, you must do one of the following by 1pm on Friday…
TO ENTER VIA TWITTER:
1. Like and retweet the below tweet
2. Make sure you are following the following accounts on Twitter: @SouthShieldsFC, @SSFCFoundation, @SSFCAcademy
Courtesy of TGS Industrial Supplies, win a party grill worth £89.95 in the #SSFCAdventCalendar!
One winner will be randomly selected from all entries on Twitter & FB. pic.twitter.com/YN4TRKvQkQ
— South Shields FC (@SouthShieldsFC) December 2, 2020
TO ENTER VIA FACEBOOK:
1. Like, share and tag three of your friends on the competition posted on the South Shields FC Facebook page on Wednesday morning.
2. Make sure you like the following pages on Facebook: South Shields FC, SSFC Foundation, T G S Industrial Supplies Ltd
We would like to thank TGS Industrial Supplies for their continued support. You can visit their website by clicking here.
The club will also be highlighting some fantastic charities over the next three-and-a-half weeks.
The first of them is South Shields-based Cancer Connections, which is dedicated to serving individuals and families suffering from cancer and its after-effects. We fully appreciate that times are difficult at present and many will not be in a position to donate, but those who would like to can do so by clicking here.
Over the month, donations will also be encouraged towards the club’s charitable Foundation, which works with hundreds of children each week and does such fantastic work within our community.
To support the Foundation with a donation, please click here.
Thank you for your continued support and keep an eye out for Day Three tomorrow!
South Shields have completed the permanent signing of right-back Jordan Hunter.
Hunter made 39 appearances for the Mariners in a hugely successful loan spell from Sunderland in 2019-20.
The 20-year-old has now committed his long-term future to the club in what is a significant coup for the Mariners.
It was a move the Liverpool FC Academy product was eager to make.
Hunter said: “I enjoyed a great season here on loan from Sunderland last year and while I could have stayed at the Stadium of Light, it was so clear to see that this club shares my ambition to keep on improving.
“I was really flattered to see their desire to make my loan move a permanent one and as soon as the club offered me a three year contract, I couldn’t wait to sign it and help them try and achieve the success we all desire.”
Hunter joined Shields on an initial one-month loan from Sunderland last August.
After an impressive start to life at Mariners Park the loan was quickly extended until the end of the season, and Hunter’s energetic displays on the right flank earned him the affection of fellow players, staff and supporters alike.
He went on to win the club’s Young Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards, further strengthening bonds which had blossomed so well during the campaign.
Hunter is eager to get going again at a club he has grown to love.
He added: “The club is going places and I know that from first hand experience having been here last season.
“There are so many different elements which make it a great place to be.
“The coaching staff are brilliant, as are the players on and off the pitch, and then there are the brilliant fans who we feel so close to.
“My family have always been made to feel so welcome and if they’re happy here, that makes it so much easier for me.
“All the lads are feeling very motivated going into the new season and we want to do even better than last time.
“I just want to fast-forward to the first game of the season now.”