Welcome to Heaton Stannington FC website: Celebrating 80 Years playing at Grounsell (formerly Newton) Park (1935-2015).
Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup
In the cup for Northern League second division teams, the Stan have a bye to the second round where they have been drawn at home versus Whickham.
FA Cup and FA Vase
After a 39 year absence, the Stan are back in the FA Cup at home on 15 August versus Norton and Stockton Ancients in the extra preliminary round. If they win, they are away in the preliminary round on 29 August to either Whitley Bay or Ryhope.
In the FA Vase first round qualifying, the Stan are away to Eccleshill United on 5 September. They play at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium in Wrose, Bradford. If they win, the Stan are away in the second round qualifying to either Birtley or Chester-le-Street on 3 October.
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.
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).
League season tickets are available for £70 (£30 for concessions). Contact Dekka or Geff for details (See contact page or twitter).
Bannocks v Stotties
The Stan played in possibly their first away international friendly on Saturday 4 July when they drew 3-3 in the Scottish Borders with Scottish Lowland league side Selkirk. More info and match report to follow.
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