Long-serving media manager to quit role at Blyth Spartans

Blyth Spartans media manager Phil Castiaux with players Robbie Dale, centre, and Stephen Turnbull. Picture by Blyth Spartans FC
Blyth Spartans media manager Phil Castiaux with players Robbie Dale, centre, and Stephen Turnbull. Picture by Blyth Spartans FC

Blyth Spartans’ long-serving media manager Phil Castiaux has decided to step down from his role at the end of the season.

A Spartans supporter for nearly 60 years, he has dedicated more than half of that time volunteering at Croft Park and is currently the longest serving official at the club.

However, he said has come to the conclusion that the end of this season is the right time for him to go, highlighting the recent departure of manager Tom Wade as “dispiriting”.

In the meantime he will continue to help with the coverage of the club’s media team - after already featuring as co-commentator alongside Craig Dobson on Radio Blyth Live in Spartans’ last few games.

Castiaux said: “There comes a time when you feel you have gone as far as you can under the prevailing circumstances. In addition, the way Tom [Wade] was treated was extremely dispiriting.

“I will continue to help co-ordinate the highly committed and very able media lads until the end of the current season.”

Blyth Spartans thanked Castiaux for all of his hard work and dedication during his time at the club and wish him well for the future.