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New signings

Submitted by Rob Jones on Friday, 5 August 2016

RCA are pleased to announce their latest signings.

Liam McBryde (Striker) returns to RCA after spells at Hebburn and Seaham Red Star:

Danni Lay (Central Defender) has signed after a pre season with Morpeth Town and youngster Lee Graydon (Utility) has joined the club after a number of appearances in pre-season.

A warm welcome to the three of them.

Mike Amos's Grass Routes

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Sunday, 31 July 2016
Here's some very good news: former Northern League Chairman, Mike Amos is continuing his blog, this time on an independent basis - that peculiarly English predisposition to shoot ourselves in our own feet led to the blog being discontinued on the Northern League web site.
 
 
Mike says:
 
"As with the original, Grass Routes will chiefly seek to promote the unique pleasures of Northern League football and of life and times in North-East England. As the name suggests, there will also be a public transport element – and like many of the bus services, it will probably make quite a few roundabout journeys. As with the original, it will seek chiefly to be an entertainment."

Silksworth match

Submitted by Rob Jones on Friday, 22 July 2016

Would players and supporters please note that the match against Silksworth CW will now be played at Silksworth Junior School pitches.

Access is via Hawthorn Avenue entrance, next to the garages.

What a pre-season this is turning out to be.

Match Cancelled

Submitted by Rob Jones on Friday, 22 July 2016

Please note that tomorrow's match against Team Northumbria has been cancelled.

With six players working, four on holiday and a number picking up injuries in the last two friendlies we could only muster nine fit payers for Saturday.

Goalkeeper signs

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Goalkeeper Neal Bussey has signed for RCA.

This is Neal's second spell at the club. Swaz reports that he has been watching the progress of Neal for sometime and is pleased to have signed him for the coming season.

Players signed on last night

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 9 June 2016

At the Management / players meeting last night the following were signed on for the coming season:

James Cassidy, Steven Stewart, Wayne Buchanan, Luke Richardson, Clayton Davis, Greg Swansbury and Johnnie Davis.

Training for next season will commence on Saturday, 25 June 2016 at 1.00pm.

Assistant Manager appointed

Submitted by Rob Jones on Monday, 6 June 2016

Martin Swales has appointed ex-RCA player Steven Stewart as his assistant for the coming season.

Steven is no stranger to Meadow Park and has extensive Northern League experience as a player, having also played for Washington, Bedlington, Nissan, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Benfield and Blyth Spartans.

He is now looking to move into the management side and sees SRCA as the ideal place to start, he is familiar with the set up off the pitch and his vast experience and knowledge of players at this level will be an invaluable asset to Martin.

The management team will now consist of: Martin Swales (Manager), Steven Stewart (Assistant Manager), Colin Larkin (Player/ Coach) and Dan Moore (Head of Medical Services and Performance). 

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