Spartans fans have chance to see FA Cup at supporters’ night

Blyth Spartans' Croft Park ground.
Blyth Spartans' Croft Park ground.

The FA Cup will be on show at a Blyth Spartans supporters’ night tonight (Thursday, November 27) at Croft Park.

The event has been scheduled to allow the players and coaching staff to show their appreciation to the Spartans faithful for their support throughout the season and to look ahead to the FA Cup second round tie at Hartlepool United on Friday, December 5.

And between 5pm and 6.30pm the FA Cup will make an appearance before an open training session.

It is hoped there will be opportunities for supporters to get their photos taken with the famous old trophy.

Then the clubhouse doors open at 7pm for an open forum and the night will get under way at 7.30pm with a quiz based around the cup run so far and the club’s prestigious history in the competition.

Quantum Elite has donated the prize for the winners, a Spartans training top which proudly features the logo of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

At 8pm the opening part of the forum will take place with the management team of Tom Wade and Colin Myers taking questions from the floor and giving their thoughts on the season so far and what is still to come.

The second half of the forum sees four players taking centre stage as they take over from Wade and Myers to face the Green Army.

The Spartans playing staff have paid for a buffet as a way of thanking the supporters and this is scheduled to open at 9pm.

During this time there will be a collection for donations towards Wade’s Movember fundraising efforts.

At the same time a prize raffle will take place and again the prize has been donated by Quantum Elite.

Spartans supporters can get their hands on one of the exclusive training shirts that are sponsored by Quantum Elite and also feature the logo of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

However, there will be an even bigger prize up for grabs as Quantum Elite has also donated two match tickets for the Friday night’s FA Cup tie at Hartlepool.

The players and coaching staff will be on hand to chat to supporters and get photos for around an hour with the event finishing at around 10pm after some closing thoughts from manager Tom Wade.

Quantum Elite’s Lissa Delf said they were delighted to be able to help put on such a night.

“We are proud to be associated with the supporters evening, the Green Army are the backbone of Blyth Spartans who stand tall because of their fans,” she said.

Schedule:

5pm to 6.30pm – Possible photo opportunities for supporters with the FA Cup

7pm – Doors open at the clubhouse

7.30pm to 8pm – FA Cup quiz with special prize of a Spartans training shirt baring the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation logo donated by sponsors Quantum Elite

8pm to 8.30pm – First half of the forum with management duo Tom Wade and Colin Myers

8.30pm to 9pm – Second half of the forum with four members of the playing squad

9pm – Buffet opens and raffle tickets sold. Raffle prizes of two tickets for the Hartlepool United FA Cup tie and a Spartans training shirt baring the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation logo, all donated by sponsors Quantum Elite

9.50pm – Closing remarks from Tom Wade and raffle winners announced