Supporter donates equipment for Spartans media work

Blyth Spartans’ media output has been handed a major boost by a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous.

The fan contacted the Croft Park outfit’s senior press officer Mark Carruthers and offered to buy the club new recording equipment for use on their official YouTube channel, BSAFCTV.

The professional video equipment means the club can look to increase the level of footage, something Carruthers is keen to see.

“It’s a great gesture, absolutely fantastic and completely unexpected,” he said.

“At first I thought it was a bit of a wind up because it was so out of the blue.

“But it now means we can try to cover every single game, home and away, with highlights and introduce new features.

“We had BSAFCTV flying when former producer Stephen Hurst was at the club, but he left for Gateshead and has gone on to work with Liverpool’s media team.

“The target has to be make the channel fresh and exciting and give the Green Army the coverage they deserve.”

And Carruthers said that it is not just off the pitch where the club would benefit.

He added: “Lee Picton, our assistant manager, is keen to use video analysis before and after games. So this equipment will be put to good use and hopefully we will see positive results on and off the park.”