Manager Reece Chapman

Current Team
Birtley Town
Past Teams
Blyth Spartans Reserves

Chapman joined the club in 2021 as part of Paul Beat’s backroom team. Reece was a key part of Paul Foster and Paul Bryson’s side that won promotion from Northern League Division Two and ultimately went on to secure a promotion spot in Division One. Chapman has now taken up the manager’s position and will be taking with him vast experience from his time as first-team coach.  

Reece, a lecturer in Sport Coaching at Northumbria University, is a UEFA B licence coach and holds a doctorate in the field. Reece has amassed an array of experiences from working as Performance Analyst with international footballers at NUFC to coaching aspiring footballers within community and academy environments at SAFC Foundation of Light and Hartlepool United. Reece has also spent time working with national organisations including; The FA and UK Coaching to support the development of coaches.

Player Sponsor: Kevin Finnigan Entertainment. Kevin Finnigan has been a supporter of the club for numerous years. His entertainment performances are respected as one of the most diverse and charismatic performers around.  He can be seen wowing the residents one afternoon in Care Home then the same evening he can be performing his Tribute Show to Reggae and SKA.  Then he may pop up in a Restaurant performing a Cabaret and Swing set.  With his unique personality and stunning PA and Lighting System you can be sure once booked, your event will be memorable for all the right reasons.