South Shields Football Club is looking to expand its junior section, and would like to extend an open invite to players, coaches, parents and teams.

The club is looking for new development teams to join us now, with boys and girls of all ages welcome, as well as coaches.

Any existing teams who would be interested in coming under the SSFC banner would also be extremely welcome, with the club ready to cater for all.

All new teams will receive free kit, level 1 coaching courses for parents and training facilities, as well as the opportunity to work in a fun and friendly environment.

The club also plans to start a development centre for those aged between four and seven, which would be based at Mortimer Community College, on Reading Road, South Shields. It would be open on Saturdays between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, with the plan to start it as early as January 16.

The club already has a strong junior section, with teams from under-9s to under-18s level, but would now like as many youngsters as possible to have the opportunity to become part of the Mariners.

All interested children, parents and coaches can call 07947 480054 at any time or send an email to gary.crutwell@southshieldsfc.co.uk to register their interest.

We look forward to welcoming you on board!