Whitley Bay F.C.

Whitley Bay F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Whitley Bay

fullname = Whitley Bay Football Club
nickname = "Seahorses"
"The Bay"
founded = 1897 (as Whitley & Monkseaton)
ground = Hillheads Park, Whitley Bay
capacity = 4500
chairman = Paul McIllduff
manager = Ian Chandler
league = Northern Football League
Division One
season = 2007–08
position = Northern Football League
Division One, 3rd
shirtsponsors= ROK

Whitley Bay Football Club is an English football club in the Northern League Division One. They play at the Hillheads Stadium which is adjacent to Whitley Bay ice rink in Whitley Bay. The club spent much of the 1990s in the Northern Premier League, but now play in the Northern League following financial problems.


Whitley Bay F.C. have twice hit the national sports headlines in recent years. The first was in 1990 after beating Preston North End on the way to reaching the 3rd round proper of the FA Cup, where they were beaten by Rochdale. The second was in 2002 when they won the FA Vase, beating Tiptree United at Villa Park.

They were champions of the Northern Premier League First Division in 1991.


*FA Vase
**Winners 2002
*Northern Premier League
**Division One Champions 1990-91
**Division One Cup Winners 1988-89, 1990-91
*Northern League
**Champions 1964-65, 1965-66, 2006-07
**Runners-up 1959-60, 1966-67, 1968-69, 1969-70
**Challenge Cup Winners 1965, 1971
*Northumberland Senior Cup
**Winners 1953, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1987, 2005
**Runners-up 1954, 1955, 1956, 1966, 1977, 1986, 1991, 2003

External links

* [http://www.whitleybayfc.com/index.asp Club website]
* [http://www.philswork.co.uk/gallery2/v/sport/football/whitley/ Some photos of a Whitley Bay FC game]
* [http://www.myspace.com/whitleybayfc Whitley Bay FC MySpace]

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