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McFarlane is appointed club captain

Craig McFarlane has been named as Whitley's club captain for the coming season. The popular defender, one of Whitley’s triple FA Vase winners, has spent the great majority of his playing career at Hillheads and made his 350th appearance for the club towards the end of last season. Now aged 31, 'Macca' was clearly thrilled [...]

By |2019-07-30T17:07:37+01:00July 30th, 2019|News, Player quote|0 Comments

“There’s no better place for me” -Lee Kerr

Speaking about his return to Hillheads, Bay legend Lee Kerr said that he still has a real hunger for the game and felt there was no better place for him to be at this stage in his career.  Manager Nathan Haslam, while describing his new signing as a Whitley Bay legend, was quick to point [...]

By |2019-06-01T10:55:00+01:00June 1st, 2019|Player quote|0 Comments

Bay legend Chow looks forward to Vase reunion

Striker Paul Chow will always be remembered as the man who scored the fastest ever goal at Wembley but he has revealed that the goal, coming after just 21 seconds in the 2010 Vase Final against Wroxham was, perhaps surprisingly, not the favourite goal of his career. Along with Lee Kerr, Paul scored in all [...]

By |2019-05-04T12:16:42+01:00May 4th, 2019|Player quote|0 Comments

Mark Taylor explains how the Ten Years On event came about

Mark Taylor played in the 2009 FA Vase Final but it was his last game, as soon after that great day out he was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease. Despite his illness, he has been heavily involved in the organisation of the 'Ten Years On' event and here he explains more about the special reunion. [...]

By |2019-05-03T17:05:40+01:00May 3rd, 2019|Player quote|0 Comments

Some of Ian Chandler’s memories from the 2009 Vase Final weekend

"2009...this would be the Glossop North End final, our first visit to the new Wembley, in fact we were the first north east team to get there and we had every intention of enjoying it. Gav had done his usual fantastic scouting mission and came back with everything we needed to match and better them. [...]

By |2019-05-02T14:58:50+01:00May 2nd, 2019|Player quote|0 Comments

Ten years ago – the road to Wembley via Penrith

It was ten years ago today, on the road to the first of their three consecutive Wembley triumphs, that Whitley won their FA Vase 3rd Round tie at Penrith. Twice the game was postponed because the Southend Road pitch was waterlogged so it meant a Wednesday night trip to Cumbria, where the only goal of [...]

By |2018-12-17T16:31:02+01:00December 17th, 2018|Player quote|0 Comments

Foalle’s record breaking achievement

Jack Foalle admitted that he was “very impressed” with his achievement of scoring in nine consecutive games, but was quick to heap praise on his team mates. “It comes a lot from the work rate of the team to get in positions to score. I didn’t think I’d get the goals so quickly but I [...]

By |2018-10-08T10:32:20+01:00October 8th, 2018|Player quote|0 Comments

Message from Alex Kempster

After what he admitted had been a whirlwind 24 hours when as a trialist he scored a hat trick for York City Reserves and then signed a professional contract with the Minstermen, Alex Kempster took time out to send a message to everyone at Whitley Bay. “I just want to take this time to thank [...]

By |2018-02-14T20:36:17+01:00February 14th, 2018|Player quote|0 Comments