Welcome to Heaton Stannington FC website: Celebrating 80 Years playing at Grounsell (formerly Newton) Park (1935-2015).
IT'S OFFICIAL: THE STAN ARE THE LEAGUE'S MOST HOSPITABLE CLUB
At the Ebac Northern League Awards 2014-15, Heaton Stannington won the award for the most hospitable club. Regulars at the ground already knew that Grounsell Park was the friendliest ground to visit within the 44 team Northern League. So if you have not had a reason to visit yet, you have now.
Heaton Stannington Football Club are a Northern League team who play their football at Grounsell Park, Newcastle. They were proud winners of the Northern Alliance Premier Division 2011/2012 and 2012 / 2013.
Last season was our second season back in the Ebac Northern League Division 2 after a sixty one year gap. We finished 9th last season and 5th in 2013-14. The 2014/2015 season has ended with an eleven match unbeaten run.
The club is sad to announce the recent death of club president Fred Slipper. Fred was a loyal servant to the club and will be greatly missed.
Player of the Year Awards 2014-15
At the players' presentation evening on 6 June, the following awards were made:
- Player of the Year: Lewis Burns
- Players' player of the year: Jordan Ray
- Top League Goal Scorer: Gary Yates/ Ritchie Hoggins
All pre-season friendlies have now been arranged. The Northern League fixtures have also been published on the Northern League website. The first league match is away to Crook Town on 8 August.
In the league cup, the club have a bye to the second round where they play Ashington away (date and details to be confirmed). The club awaits the draws for the Ernest Armstrong cup, the Northumberland Senior cup and the FA Vase. It is still to be confirmed if the Stan will compete in the 2015-16 FA cup.
League season tickets are available for £70 (£30 for concessions). Contact Dekka or Geff for details (See contact page or twitter).
If you happen to be both a Stan and a Toon fan, you should be able on most occasions to fit in most home games for both teams without being put in a dilema. For August there is no clash (subject to fixture changes for TV- this is most likely to relate to Toon rather than Stan matches although you never know) between Toon home matches and both Stan home and away matches except for Saturday 29 August.
Bannocks v Stotties
The Stan have an international friendly in Scotland on Saturday 4 July. It takes place in the Borders at Yarrow Park against Selkirk of the Scottish Lowland league. The players and supporters coach is now full.
Selkirk were founder members of the Lowland League which enters its third season in August. The team are famous for holding the record for the biggest 20th century defeat in British senior football when they were beaten 20-0 in the 1984-85 Scottish Cup by Stirling Albion. At their old ground, Ettrick Park, water for bathing was originally taken by bucket from the river Ettrick. Former Scotland international and ex-Spartak Moscow player Gary O'Connor currently plays for the Souters.
Selkirk is a historic burgh and county town which has links with William Wallace and Robert Burns. It is famous for Selkirk bannocks, a type of fruit cake.
Location and How to Find the Stan
Grounsell Park is in High Heaton on Newton Road and is round the corner from the Freeman Hospital and up the hill from the Corner House pub. The 38 bus from the centre of Newcastle stops across the road from the ground. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from Longbenton and a 20 minute walk from Ilford Road metro stations.
In October 2015, the Stan will have played at Grounsell park for eighty years having first got the keys to the Newton Park quarry in the summer of 1934.
Any club news will be published on this website or on our Twitter account at @HeatonStan