A huge amount of activity has been building up down at Guisborough Town’s KGV Stadium in the lead-up to the keenly-anticipated start of the new 2021/22 season.
The new Ebac Northern League season is scheduled to kick off in earnest from Saturday, 31 July – but ahead of that the Priorymen have arranged an exciting pre-season programme of friendlies, starting on Saturday, 26 June with an away game at Richmond Town (KO 14.30).
Guisborough are on the road again the following Saturday, 3 July at Northallerton Town, while a week later on Saturday, 10 July the Priorymen have another away game at local rivals Stockton Town.
The annual John Butterfield Memorial Trophy game against Marske United takes place at the KGV Stadium on Wednesday, 14 July with the annual Peter Morris Memorial Trophy match three days later at Thornaby on Saturday, 17 July.
Another annual Memorial match takes place at the KGV on Tuesday, 20 July with the Micky Skinner Trophy against Whitby Town. The following weekend on Saturday/Sunday 24 and 25 July sees the innovative and inaugural Mo Mowlam Memorial Cup tournament at Redcar Town to honour Redcar’s late, great former MP.
Guisborough will kick the four-team tournament off against the hosts, Redcar Town, on Saturday 24 July (KO 12.30pm) with Redcar Athletic meeting Marske United later the same day at 3pm.
The tournament will be concluded the following day on Sunday, 25 July with a third-place match between the two runners-up of the previous day’s play with the final between the two winning teams from Saturday taking place later in the day, kicking off at 3pm.
It promises to be a memorable tournament to be battled out between four of Teesside’s top non-league teams and will be a ‘must see for all keen football fans across the area. The full list of Guisborough Town’s pre-season programme is as follows (please keep an eye on the club’s Twitter Site for more details and kick-off times on: https://twitter.com/guistownfc
Full details of the Mo Mowlam Memorial tournament are as follows:
New 2021/22 Season Ticket arrangements – apply early to take advantage of our bargain ‘Early Bird’ discounts!
With the launch of the new Northern League season only eight mouth-watering weeks away, Guisborough Town are delighted to announce details of their 2021/22 Season Ticket arrangements at the KGV Stadium for the new season – with significant discounts now available for applying for ‘Early Bird’ deals online at the club website by Sunday, 18 July 2021.
After what has been a very tough time for everyone and the enormously frustrating curtailment of the 2020/21 Northern League season due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it will be fantastic to welcome supporters back to the KGV as our new management team of Manager Steve Bell and his Assistant Manager Paul Crager look to build solid new playing foundations for the Priorymen.
To apply for season tickets and to take advantage of the club’s special generously discounted ‘Early Bird’ offers please visit the official Guisborough Town website by clicking on the following links.
Meanwhile, to mark the start of the new season, Guisborough Town have unveiled their smart new football strip from Avec Sport, which will be worn by all of the club’s teams from the youngest Juniors right through to the Senior First Team squad:
One very familiar face which will very sadly be missing from Guisborough Town’s line-ups next season will be local born and bred soccer ‘legend’ Mark ‘Robbo’ Robinson, who after a distinguished football career spanning more than two decades has finally decided to hang his boots up and concentrate on spending more time with his family.
Defender/midfielder Mark joined his hometown club Guisborough Town from Whitby Town in the summer of 2017 and rapidly established himself as a hugely popular member of the team, being voted Supporters Player of the Year in 2018/19 and was made club captain in 2020.
His glittering career included spells at Hartlepool United, Torquay United and Stockport County before he moved on to Non-league football at Whitby The club would like to thank Mark for his loyal service and wish him and his family all the very best for the future. On the social side, Guisborough Town will be hosting a special charity evening in aid of brain cancer sufferer Gemma Lee at the Priory Suite on Saturday, 26 June from 7pm, with Doncaster Rovers legend and another Guisborough-born star James Coppinger in attendance. Please do you best to support this most worthy of causes.
As preparations for the new season gather pace, there are many jobs to be completed at the KGV Stadium including painting, cleaning and tidying up and willing volunteers are asked to come down to the ground and pitch in to help with this important work. Once again, details will be posted on the club’s Twitter site.
Finally, massive congratulations to the hugely successful Guisborough Town Ladies Team, who following a 3-1 win against a strong Poppleton side have become champions of the North Riding County Women’s League for season 2020/21. Incredibly well done ladies!