Presentation honours town footballers

AT a well-attended presentation evening last week, players past and present gathered at Craik Park to celebrate the achievements Morpeth Town have made this season under the new management of Nick Gray, ably assisted by Jon McDonald and Steven Anderson Snr.

Willie Kidd, a club stalwart, who in 22 years of service as a player never received a booking, presented the awards.

The Ronnie Scott Memorial Shield for service to Morpeth Town AFC went jointly to Donny Carman and Brian Turnbull for the excellent work they have done this season in preparing the pitch.

Player’s player of the year: Michael Hall; Manager’s player of the year: Marc Walmsley; Young player of the year: Andrew Keenan; Committee player of the year: Steven Mundy; Top goal score: Steven Anderson; Goal of the year: Marc Walmsley.

After a couple of seasons in the doldrums, Nick Gray has put together a new squad of exciting young players. There are only two players over 23.

A fourth-place finish this season was a very creditable performance. Preparations are already in hand for a concerted promotion push next season.

Tickets for the comedy evening featuring Mike Cash, The Ultimate Comedy Entertainer, on Saturday, July 14, are selling well and there only a few left.

Tables of 10 are £120 or £15 a ticket. To book, please contact Jim Dawson 07851187143 or email

Morpeth Town AFC Football in the Community, in association with Funball United Summer Holiday Football Coaching Skills for seven to 13-year-olds will hold goalkeeping classes if sufficient demand.

The coaching staff are UEFA B Licensed and a qualified goalkeeping coach will be available.

They are all CRB checked and have first aid and child protection certificates.

Public liability insurance is in place. All children will be placed in their relevant age bands.

To ensure the quality of coaching, places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The classes will take place from Wednesday, August 1, to Friday, 3; Wednesday, August 8, to Friday, August 10; Wednesday, August 15, to Friday, August 17, 10am-3pm. The cost is £30 per child.

To book a place or for futher details please contact David McMeekan, secretary, Morpeth Town AFC, 25 St George’s Crescent, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, NE25 8BJ, or call 07425 135301, or email