Birtley Town have announced three new signings ahead of their first campaign in Northern League Division One. The Hoops have moved quickly to strengthen the squad with the arrivals of Alfie Gordon, James Proctor and Stephen Hall

Our first new signing of the season is young goalkeeper Alfie Gordon who joins us from Newcastle Benfield where he has been a first team regular over the past two seasons.

His impressive performances between the sticks caught the eye of the Hoops management team, who moved quickly to make the Birtley-born stopper their first signing of the summer. 

Manager Paul Foster was delighted to bring in another local player: “Alfie was our number one target, we are delighted that he has signed from Newcastle Benfield. As a local player he will match the ethos of what we tried to achieve last season by bringing in quality local players. We know he is really eager to make a right go of things at Birtley. We are delighted he has joined us and will massively strengthen our goalkeeping department.”

Birtley are also delighted to obtain the services of attacking midfielder James Proctor, who joins us from Heaton Stannington. James has plenty of pace to burn and the former Whitley Bay man can also weigh in with his fair share of goals.

Paul Bryson is delighted to have James Proctor on board and feels he brings a different dimension to the side. “James brings real pace to the side, he brings a dimension that we probably didn’t have last year. He can play in all of the positions across the front three. James has played at Heaton Stan and Whitley Bay, we are delighted to have him join us.”

The Hoops have also strengthened their attacking options ahead of the new season by capturing the signature of Stephen Hall, formerly of Whickham AFC. A big target-man forward who has proven pedigree in Northern League Division One, Stephen is certain to make a big impact.

Brysa knows Stephen well from his time at Gateshead College. “I had Stephen at the college a good few years ago, he left college to join one of the forces. He is a big target player, he’s got a great physique. I am confident he will do well for us. Stephen was at Whickham last season and then finished off at Burradon and scored a lot of goals.”

Birtley begin their pre-season preparations with a home friendly against Ponteland United on Saturday 1st July with a 3pm kick-off.