SOS Group Blyth Spartan John Behan Tony Platten Andrew Skelton

We are proud to be renewing our support for Blyth Spartans once again this year and our directors have been among the crowds enjoying a very positive pre-season for the National League North club.

For a third time, we are proud to be the club’s shirt sleeve sponsor and we have also increased our pitch-side advertising. We are also continuing to provide a photocopier and laser printer to assist with retail operations and match day administration at Croft Park.

Andrew Skelton, director at SOS Group, says: “We’re extremely proud of our association with Blyth Spartans and it really means something to us seeing our name on the shirts when the players run out.

“This is a club firmly rooted in its local community and we all want to see it do well. My colleagues and I have thoroughly enjoyed the pre-season games and we’re all looking forward to a competitive season with lots of football played in front of supporters once again.”

One of the great names in English non-league football, Blyth Spartans are competing in the National League North for the fifth consecutive year.

Over the summer, the club has enjoyed wins against Hartlepool United and Newcastle United’s U23 team, brought in 15 new players and enjoyed the return of talismanic striker, Robbie Dale, out of retirement.

Tony Platten, club chairman, says: “SOS Group have continued to support the club through 18 months of anguish caused by the Covid pandemic and we are hopeful that the momentum that is now behind the new squad that we have at Croft Park will reward all of our sponsors with increased crowds and media exposure.

“We are grateful to SOS and all our others sponsors for their continued support.”

In addition to sponsoring Blyth Spartans, SOS Group also support the charity Sport Newcastle, which is helping ensure the North East’s abundance of sporting talent has the opportunity to progress to the world’s most prestigious competitions.

For more than 50 years, the charity has been supporting athletes throughout the region to higher levels of achievement and encouraging more local young people to enjoy and participate in grassroots sports.

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