Welcome to the 22nd day of December, which also sees the 22nd 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 SSFC Foundation’s Steve Camm, whose message can be viewed via the tweet below.

Over the first 24 days of December, you will be able to enter a range of competitions to win prizes courtesy of the club and several of its sponsors.

The latest item up for grabs is a season ticket for the 2021-22 campaign.

To enter this competition, supporters must wait until four questions have been asked, with the fourth to be published on Christmas Eve. Supporters will have until 5pm that day to submit all of their four answers together via email to info@southshieldsfc.co.uk.

The first question was: Which club did Lee Picton twice win the FA Vase with as a player?

Today’s question is: The tagline of SSFC Foundation is Creating Incredible what?

Remember, don’t submit your answers until the fourth question has been published on Christmas Eve.

We are today launching another competition in partnership with our sponsor One More Than Two Brew, with a special hamper up for grabs.


1. Like and retweet the below tweet

2. Make sure you are following the following accounts on Twitter: @SouthShieldsFC, @SSFCFoundation, @SSFCAcademy, @ShieldsLive


1. Like, share and tag three of your friends on the competition posted on the South Shields FC Facebook page on Tuesday morning.

2. Make sure you like the following pages on Facebook: South Shields FC, SSFC Foundation, One More Than Two Brew

We would like to thank One More Than Two Brew for their continued support.

We are also now highlighting our sixth and final charity of the month, the If U Care Share Foundation.

The charity provides prevention, intervention training & support of those affected by suicide.

To find out more about the If U Care Share Foundation, click here. To make a donation, click here.

Over the month, donations have also been 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 Twenty-Three tomorrow!

We have a place on the SSFC Foundation Christmas holiday course to give away as part of the SSFC Advent Calendar – but you’ll have to be quick to be in with a chance of winning!

Over the last four days, we’ve been asking a series of questions as part of this competition.

To enter, you need to answer the following questions correctly, and submit them before 9am on Wednesday via email to info@southshieldsfc.co.uk

1. Which club did Shields defeat 3-0 on the opening day of this season?

2. Which club does Phil Turnbull’s twin brother Stephen currently manage?

3. Which club did Shields beat 4-0 in the FA Vase final in 2017?

4. Which club did Robert Briggs score against in the final qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup this season?

Good luck everyone, and remember to submit your answers via email.

Look out for more competitions in the coming days!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and driven individual to join South Shields FC Foundation’s growing team.

Job Title: Sports Development Officer
Contracted hours: Minimum of 20 hours per week
Place of work: Various locations across Tyne and Wear
Rate of pay: £8-£10 per hour (depending on qualifications and experience)

Job Description:

We are looking for the right person to join our fast-growing team. You’ll be independent, creative and able to demonstrate how you add value to the work of the Foundation in creating incredible memories and experiences for the people we work with. You’ll work mainly in primary education settings across a number of our high-quality bespoke programmes which extend from EYFS to KS2. You must be enthusiastic, able to build and maintain a strong rapport with children and capable of recognising and responding to individual and group needs.

Successful applicants must have:
• An up-to-date Level 2 coaching qualification
• First aid certificate
• Safeguarding certificate
• All job offers subject to DBS check (criminal record check)

Preferable qualities:
• Relevant industry experience
• EYFS experience
• Experience of creative work programme design and delivery
• Football coaching experience

South Shields FC Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, applicants should email their CV to the address below.