Youth Team - Club Information

Spennymoor Town Youth FC to Support the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust

Spennymoor Town Youth FC Players aged 4 – 18 years, will be participating in a Sponsored Event on Saturday 10th October and will now be donating 50% of all monies raised to the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust, currently being set up by Spennymoors own Pride of Britain Nominee, Mark Solan.

The event will be a 1, 2 or 3 mile Walk, Jog or Run (depending on player’s age).  It will start at Tudhoe Training Complex and finish at Spennymoor Town FC’s Brewery Field prior to the 3pm kick off against Droylsden.

STYFC fundraising team had been working on a calendar for the year and this was the first scheduled event for the 2015/2016 season.  The Club are raising funds to further improve their training facilities and equipment which will support the football development of local children participating in Spennymoors Youth Teams and Soccer Schools. 

Following the success and support shown to Mark by the local community, it was proposed that a donation of 50% of all monies raised in this event go to the Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust.  Mark Solan is setting up this County Durham based non-profit charity which aims to provide direct help and support to families that are affected by Cancer. 

After confirming the arrangements with Mark he said “I can’t wait to see 100+ Spennymoor kids participating in this event together.  It’s great that STYFC have made the offer to donate half of the money raised from this event to the work I’m doing with the Trust.  It shows true community spirit in a small town like Spennymoor”.

All participants in the event are collecting sponsors and on completion of the event will be awarded a medal of participation.



Ryan Murray - Head of Spennymoor Town Youth

Tel:07896 418395

Liam Clough - Assistant Head

Tel:07919 347379

Paul Kelly - Youth Secretary

Tel: 07970330191

The Academy Board

Chief Executive - Bradley Groves

Director - Ryan Murray

Director - Phil Ball

Director - Geoff Oheir

Director - Tony Wilson

Advisor to the Academy - Debra Swinburn


As the Academy moves to a multi-sport academy we are looking to appoint new people to the board who have an interest and a connection with the local Spennymoor community

Spennymoor Town Youth F.C (STYFC) is now in its third season and is continuing to expand as a hub of football within the local community. The 2014/15 season saw some significant progress both on and off the pitch for STYFC. Liam Clough came into the system as assistant head to Ryan Murray and made an immediate positive impact when he came in. The number of teams grew from 5 to 13 during 2014/15 and the Soccer Schools that Lewis Dodds and Andrew Dawson set up the previous season have continued to flourish under Dan Newell's leadership. Behind the scenes there is an exciting new structure taking shape to build on the foundations that were so solidly put in place over the last two years, with coaching numbers increasing to around 35 fully qualified coaches. The admin team headed up by Dave Mawston and Paul Kelly continue to work tirelessly to promote and maintain the high standards we set on and off the field. All staff within the youth system share Chairman Brad Grove’s immediate and long term vision of creating a safe, vibrant and successful environment in which to develop the best players in the area. Ultimately, these players will become the foundations that future first team squads are built on.

Creating a safe and secure environment, both physically and emotionally, is vital for successfully developing our players as people and footballers. Each coach within the Youth set-up holds a recognised Football Association qualification in coaching football, as well as up to date First Aid and Child Protection certificates. Also, each adult within the club is subject to a stringent Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check to ensure thorough safeguarding of all players in our care. 

Our Soccer Schools are now very popular and provide a non-competitive training environment for boys and girls aged 3 to 9 years old. Further information on the Soccer School can be found on our news pages or by contacting staff on the above details. All of the squads within the youth set-up are subject to our Code of Conduct. This Code applies not only to players, but to all parents, coaches and referees who are associated with Spennymoor Town Youth F.C. 

We currently run boys teams in every age group from Under 7 to Under 16, as well as an elite U18 squad. The core of our squads are developing very well but we are always interested to hear from players who are would like to train with us or play their football within our youth set-up. If you would like more information on what we offer or would like to attend a training session then please contact us on the details above. 

We are all very excited with the direction and future of Spennymoor Town Youth F.C. We hope you enjoy your football if you’re with us, and look forward to working with you in the future if not. 

Best wishes

Ryan Murray 
Head of Youth Development