The club can today confirm its retained list following the conclusion of the 2021-22 Pitching In Northern Premier League campaign.

Preparations are now underway for next season, with league action to begin on Saturday, August 13th.

Seven players will depart the club after the expiration of their previous arrangements, including Alex Kempster, whose contract has been cancelled by mutual consent to allow the forward to pursue his intension of going travelling with his partner.

Kempster said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at the club and wish everyone at South Shields nothing but success for the future. I hope the club gets the promotion it is striving for next season.

“I want to travel and have that experience for a period of time with my partner, whose family live in New Zealand. We haven’t seen a lot of them since the start of the pandemic so this is a great opportunity for us to do that and see more of the world, which we’re very excited about.”

The following players remain under contract for the 2022-23 campaign:

Jack Bodenham

Robert Briggs

JJ Hooper

Jordan Hunter

Will Jenkins

Will McGowan

Cedric Main

Ntumba Massanka

Dillon Morse

Callum Ross

Conor Tee

The club has exercised options to extend the contracts of the following players:

Blair Adams

Myles Boney

Joao Gomes

Darius Osei

The club remains in negotiations over a new contract with:

Sam Hodgson

The following player has returned to his parent club after the expiration of his loan deal:

Sam Wilding

The following players will leave the club after their previous contracts came to an end:

Dominic Agnew

Alex Kempster

Nathan Lowe

Mitch Rose

Blair Rossiter

Jon Shaw

We would like to say a heartfelt thanks to all those players leaving the club for their valued contributions. We wish them all the very best at their future clubs. Further announcements regarding the squad for 2022-23 will follow in the weeks ahead.

South Shields FC can now confirm its retained list following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Evo-Stik North Division season.

The release of the retained list follows the arrivals of former Darlington defenders Gary Brown and Chris Hunter, who are the Mariners’ only summer signings so far.

The following players have been retained by the club: Craig Baxter, Robert Briggs, Anthony Callaghan, Gavin Cogdon, Liam Connell, Carl Finnigan, Darren Lough, Lee Mason, Dillon Morse, Matty Pattison, Jon Shaw and Barrie Smith.

The club remains in discussions with the following players: Stephen Ramsey, Michael Richardson and Louis Storey.

The following player has left the club after the conclusion of his loan spell: Paul Woolston.

The following player has decided to retire from football: Julio Arca.

The following players have been released: Jamie Holmes, Aksel Juul, Alex Nicholson and Luke Sullivan.

The following player has been placed on the transfer list: Graeme Armstrong.

The club would like to express its sincere thanks to all players who are leaving the club, and wishes them well for the future.