Tickets are still available for the annual South Shields FC Party on the Tyne.

The event, which is always seen as a great way to celebrate the start of a new season, is being held on Saturday, August 5.

Boarding starts at 6.30pm for a prompt 7pm departure – meaning there should be plenty of time for supporters to get back from the 1pm kick-off at Whitby Town.

Firstly, the ferry will go downstream around the harbour, and then up to the Newcastle and Gateshead Millennium Bridge, before returning to South Shields for around 10.30pm.

There will be a DJ, food and a licensed bar, and this is always a great event to kick-off the new season. Members of the Mariners’ first-team squad will be on board.

It has been organised this year by the SSFC Members’ Club, but is open for all supporters to buy tickets, costing £15.

We really hope you can make it. Contact 07486 638680 for tickets.