End of an era for Blyth Spartans Under-16s

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Blyth Spartans Under-16s – the class of 1996-97 – came to an end as a junior football team at the weekend.

No longer juniors, it is hoped most will now go on to play competitive football at a senior level.

Starting in the under-8s, the team has wore the green and white stripes with pride and can look back at some decent successes.

Over the years they have enjoyed success both domestically and internationally, the highlight being representing England and winning a tournament in Belgium only last season.

Their final presentation evening was a special event held at Blyth’s Scaramangas restuarant, where all the team were rewarded for there continuous endeavours.

The major awards on the night went to Alex Robinson (top goalscorer); James Golding (manager’s player); Samuel Johnson (parents’ / referees’ player; Connor May (players’ player).

James Golding and Samuel Johnson were also rewarded with special awards as being the only two players to survive from the original team.