About us

Back in the 1890s two rival Northern League amateur sides were top dogs up in the North East. One of those teams was Newcastle East End FC, a team formed in 1881 by a local cricket club (Stanley FC) and the name East End was created in 1882 to avoid confusion with the Durham town of Stanley.

East End FC were one of the founder members of the Northern League. Newcastle East End FC was the first club from Newcastle to go professional in 1889 which was a huge step in those days!

Courtesy of Historical Football Kits[important]A great read to see the pitch locations of Stanley / East End FC can be found in an article by Paul Brown – “Before St James’ Park: the origins of Newcastle United” published in February 2011.[/important]

Their closest rivals across the city were Newcastle West End and it was their financial difficulties which set the ball rolling for talks and eventual merger between the two clubs in 1892 to what is now known as Newcastle United FC.

Now NUFC as we all know play in black and white, however it was East Ends red and white kit they used for the first two years of existence, something they would never consider now I am sure! In fact the rivalry with Sunderland is so strong when Puma agreed to sponsor NUFC in 2010 their trademark black Panther was changed to white!)

Swan Hunters Ship Yard WallsendRoll forward almost 100 years later to 1995, and a father and son decide to re-launch the famous Newcastle East End and build the club up from the grassroots.

Charlie and Kelly Scott set about, with the support of Newcastle City Council, to form Newcastle East End Juniors & Seniors FC – the phoenix had risen from the ashes!

The club started with only one junior team however over the last 15years they have established themselves as one of the most respected local clubs in the region and have progressed up the Football Association accreditation scheme to become one of only a handful of FA Charter Standard Community Club status in Newcastle.

The club boasts teams with a mix of Minisoccer, junior boy and girls teams, Under 19s and both Male and Female adult teams and a disability team. The next phase of development is well underway as they look to develop a disabled section within the club.

Their venue is one to be admired as they have 5 pitches, all with drainage, changing rooms, clubhouse and lounge to accommodate over 400 members and their parents, family and spectators. The club have reverted back to the original name of the venue also, Swans Recreation Ground, which as the name suggests was the venue for the workers at Swans to relax and play sports.

East End receiving NACYP keystone awards 2010In 2010 the club were officially recognised by the Northumberland Clubs for Young People during their 75th AGM and a number of coaches were awarded long service medals and certificates.

The community status is in recognition of their work locally and along with weekly fun clubs and coaching within local schools, two of their longest serving players are helping to develop the next generation of talent in the region.

Carl Lattimer 17 has been with the Walkergate based club for 9 years, is currently playing for their Under 19s as well as the Seniors, Grant Short 17, also plays for Under 19s and has been at the club for 8years.

East End coaches and players Carl and GrantNewcastle East End covered the costs to put all their volunteers through their appropriate coaching badges, along with both Carl and Grant to obtain their FA Coaching Level 1 certificate in 2009.

The club were delighted to put the two players through, club chairman Kelly Scott said
“These two lads have shown throughout their time at East End what commitment is all about, when young lads are willing to help out with events, turn up every week for training and only injury forces them to miss a game in 8 or 9 years they deserve all the support we can give them”

Kelly went on to say
“The club works with the support and commitment of volunteers, like all other grassroots clubs around, we rely on sponsorship and fundraising to buy kit and equipment, so when they expressed an interest in helping to coach at the club it was a unanimous committee decision to fund their coaching course”

Both Carl and Grant now work with the clubs development teams at Under 8 and Under 9 ages. But their commitment to help develop young players and enhance their own skills and experience has seen them gain a place with the Newcastle United Foundation, helping to coach the Under 8s at the Academy.

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