Our Academy sides will prepare for the new season by visiting a number of clubs from around the region.

West Auckland Town’s Darlington Road ground will be the starting point on Tuesday 13 July (7.30pm) when a combined U23/U18 squad will travel to take on the Northern League Division One outfit.

National League North side Blyth Spartans are next up for our U23s when they will make the trip to Croft Park on Saturday 17 July (3pm).

The following Wednesday, 21 July will see a mixed U23/U18 squad head for newly promoted Redcar Athletic (7pm) for the official opening of the club’s new facilities. Tickets for this game can be purchased here.

A trip to Northern Premier League side Dunston UTS is on the agenda for Wednesday 28 July (7pm) before an U23 squad heads to National League North side Darlington on Sunday 1 August (1pm).

Ticket information will be available in due course from the host clubs for the fixtures.

As stated above, these pre-season fixtures are for our U23 and U18 players.