Crest

About South Shields FC

South Shields Football Club is a football club based in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. The third club of this name, it was formed in 1974 but first was formed in 1889 and plays its home matches at Mariners Park, formerly known as Filtrona Park. South Shields currently play in the Northern Premier League Premier Division.

The home colours of South Shields are claret and blue shirts and White shorts, this harks back to the colours worn by the first incarnation of the club just before the move to Gateshead in 1930, before then, the current incarnation (when reformed in 1974) played in tangerine shirts and black shorts.

The previous incarnations of the club played (for the vast majority of their existences) in green and red

South Shields today play their home games at Mariners Park situated on the Bede Induatrial Estate near Jarrow, the facility boasts a clubhouse, covered standing on two sides, 250 seats and an adjacent 3G pitch, the club have been based here since 1992 bar an enforced spell at Eden Lane, the former home of Peterlee Newtown FC between 2013 and 2015. This was before Geoff Thompson bought the current facility from previous landlord John Rundle in May 2015 and moved the club back in.

Between 1974 and 1992 however, the club had no home to call its own and spent the vast majority of its time at the council owned Jack Clark Park in Horsley Hill. Home games were also played at Cleadon Recreation Park in The Nook.

View more pro clubs

Facts

Founded:
1974
Nickname:
The Mariners
Ground:
Mariners Park
League:
National League North