Category: Club News

Volunteer opportunities – join the team!

We have two volunteer roles we are looking to fill:

KIT PERSON

As of the end of this season, our esteemed kit man Adam Capper will be leaving the region for new adventures. We know this will be particularly sad news for many, no moreso than us! Whilst the consensus is he will be hard to replace, we must begin the task of testing out that theory!

We are therefore looking for someone to take on the role for next season. Duties involve:

  • Washing football strips for the first team & reserve team (we have washing and drying facilities at the Club)
  • Liaising with the secretary to pack the appropriate kit where the teams have an away game, or setting up the washed kit in the changing room where they have a home game
  • At least one wash per team per week, sometimes two if we have a midweek game.

Optional additional duties if the person wishes/is able:

  • Organisation of other kit/equipment for training and match days
  • Transport kit to/from first team away fixtures and/or training sessions

All expenses are covered if someone takes on the optional additional duties (i.e. mileage costs) and we will organise/purchase all cleaning supplies needed.

MATCH DAY SHOPPER

This involves visiting a few local supermarkets to purchase supplies for Stan Scran and match day hospitality. The volunteer will be given a shopping list and a cash float.

  • Visit stores on the day of a match (or the day prior if there is no danger of postponement) and purchase a shopping list of items
  • Bring them to the ground and put away in Stan Scran

Mileage expenses covered.

 

These really are unsung hero kind of jobs, but ones that can be done behind the scenes and not interfere with ones ability to watch the game on a match day.

BOTH ROLES COME WITH A FREE SEASON TICKET

 

If you are interested please e-mail info@heatonstan.co.uk or DM us via social media.

St Oswalds Fundraiser update

We are delighted to share that we raised £700 for St Oswald’s Hospice at yesterdays match against Redcar Athletic.

Thank you everyone from both Clubs who donated to the bucket collection and to the players for their contributions. The Club topped up the final amount.

Tesco Stronger Starts scheme – vote for the Stan

We are delighted to have been chosen by Tesco to participate in their Stronger Starts scheme. This gives us a chance of securing up to £1500 funding towards equipment for our Juniors teams.

You can vote for us in the following 4 local Tesco stores:

📍Chilli Road
📍Benton Road
📍Kenton Road
📍Jesmond
Simply ask for voting tokens when completing a purchase and place them in the Heaton Stan Juniors voting box, as shown:
The scheme runs until late March. Please vote for us and help contribute to the development of the future Heaton Stan stars!
Learn more about Tesco Stronger Starts scheme here: https://tescostrongerstarts.org.uk/

Heaton Stan Comedy Night – 29 Feb

We are delighted to announce the second instalment of the Heaton Stan Comedy Night! We once again are pushing the boat out to bring you some of the best acts on the circuit on your doorstep!

The event is limited to 60 tickets at a price of just £10 each. This night is strictly for over 18s only.

The second Heaton Stan Comedy Night will take place on Thursday 29th February 2024 and we are delighted to share the line up as it currently stands.

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MC David Hadingham

David Hadingham is a seasoned comedian known for his sharp wit and hilarious insights into everyday life. With a career spanning several decades, Hadingham has established himself as a stalwart in the world of stand-up comedy. His unique style combines clever wordplay, observational humour, and a touch of self-deprecation, creating a comedic experience that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds. Whether he’s poking fun at the quirks of human behaviour or sharing personal anecdotes, David Hadingham’s performances are a rollercoaster of laughter that leave audiences in stitches. His charismatic stage presence and impeccable timing have earned him a great reputation in the UK.

Lauren Pattison

Bursting out of the North East and onto the international circuit, Lauren has performed at numerous national and international festivals. In 2017, Lauren sold out her debut run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with her critically acclaimed show Lady Muck. In 2018, she was the only UK rising star invited to Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, performing on the Brit(ish) lineup.

A sought after act, Lauren is a regular at all the major national live comedy clubs and has provided tour support for Katherine Ryan, Jason Manford, Kerry Godliman, Stewart Francis and Dane Baptiste. Lauren’s TV appearances include Stand up for Live Comedy (BBC1, )two episodes of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), hosting an episode of Takeshi’s Castle (Comedy Central),  The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), The Great Christmas Rant (ITV2), The Blame Game (BBC One Northern Ireland) and internationally on New Zealand’s 7 Days (TV3), Australia’s Comedy Up Late (ABC) and Canada’s The Stand Up Show with Katherine Ryan (The Comedy Network Canada).

As an actor her credits include Drunk History (Comedy Central), Jerk (BBC3) and Climaxed (BBC3).

She can currently be heard hosting the critically acclaimed weekly podcast Conversations Against Living Miserably, produced by the TV channel Dave in partnership with the Campaign Against Living Miserably. Now in its second series, the podcast has had guests including Richard Gadd, Jenny Eclair, Lou Sanders, Dane Baptiste and Stu Goldsmith. The Guardian described the show as “funny, kind and thought-provoking.”

Peter Brush

A highly distinctive performer and deft writer of finely crafted jokes, Peter Brush unassumingly takes the stage with his slight bespectacled frame and scruffy hair, before consummately conquering it with an arsenal of razor sharp quirky one-liners and peerlessly original routines, all delivered in an amusingly awkward fashion.

Peter performs at all the major clubs across the UK, as well as having done many of it’s biggest festivals, he has also played shows in Switzerland, Norway and Hungary. Formerly a BBC New Comedy Award finalist, he has written for several BBC Radio 4 shows and was the support act for Alexei Sayle’s most recent tour. Other acts he has supported on tour include Jonathan Pie, Jason Manford, Fern Brady, Arthur Smith and Paul Sinha.

Gavin Webster

Gavin Webster is an award winning and legendary comedian from the North East of England. After making his modest debut in a pub in Gateshead in February 1993, on the same bill as Ross Noble he’s done over seven thousand gigs performing all over the world including Abu Dhabi, Australia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore & Malaysia.

Famed and respected by his peers for his uncompromising and unusual approach and distinctly original routines, he now boasts a large cult following round the country. Gavin has also supported some of the biggest household names on tour including Kevin Bridges, Alexi Sayle, Lee Evans, Jack Dee and Phill Jupitus.

In 2014, he was named UK Circuit Comedian of the Year, as voted for by fellow professional comedians online.

He has also become a cult hero at the Edinburgh Fringe having performed an amazing ten solos shows over his career.

His television work includes Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2), The Stand-up Show (BBC1), Does Doug Know (Channel 4), Take The Mike (ITV), The Regionnaires (Tyne Tees), The Eleven O Clock show (Channel 4), The Comedy Store, Comedy Blue (Comedy Central) and The World Stand Up Tour (Channel 9 Australia, Comedy Central USA).

He wrote and played in Walk on the Wild Side in 2009 and 2010. In 2011 he voiced Sid the Sexist for Channel 4’s series Blaps adapting Viz.

In 2016 Gavin made his big screen debut in Ken Loach’s multi-award winning film I, Daniel Blake.

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Heaton Stan receive funding support for key projects

We are delighted to announce that the Club have been awarded funds via the Premier League Club Development Fund which will enable us to deliver some exciting projects in the coming months.

The Club Development Fund was established to help Clubs within the pyramid become more sustainable organisations – both on and off the pitch. We were one of over 600 Clubs who expressed an interest in applying for funding via this scheme and were selected to submit our proposals. We were then selected to submit a formal funding application.

After many months work scoping our target projects, obtaining detailed costs and building business plans we were given the amazing news that we had been successful in our application. Our application focused on how we can improve our facilities to make it a better supporter experience and enable us to grow our revenue streams. Our ethos as a Club is to be self-sustainable and this funding helps us develop those foundations further.

We will be delivering three projects in the coming months with this funding:

(1) Hospitality room refurbishment – refurbishment of our upstairs hospitality space. This will enable us to launch new hospitality packages on match days and will also enable us to offer a modern and functional meeting/function space on non match days. We are excited to confirm this project is now under way!

(2) Bar refurbishment – refurbishment of our bar. This will involve increasing the size of the bar itself so that we can accommodate more pumps, more fridges and improve the lay out to make it more functional. We expect this to result in significant improvements to the efficiency of the bar on match days – reducing queues and allowing you to get that half time pint much more quickly! The modern and practical new ServaClean system which will be installed will also ensure our volunteers are working in a clean, safe and happy environment!

(3) The wheelchair/media viewing pod – we will be replacing the old BBQ area at the end of the terrace with a new weather proof viewing pod, with panoramic windows. This will be for the use of wheelchair supporters and our media guests, enabling them to have a clear view of the action on the field. As it stands, we have no covered area where wheelchair supporters can see the pitch unimpeded. Being an inclusive Club is a big part of our mission and this is another step to ensuring we are providing all the facilities our supporters need. The pod will also double up as a media room where external media guests can be accommodated without their equipment getting wet!

As a Club, continual development is in our fibre and the Directors are constantly working on development plans to improve what we can offer everyone. This is just one tranche of funding which enables us to improve some of our facilities – we have further plans in the pipeline to ensure other parts of our facilities are also improved and will share more information about this in due course.

We greatly appreciate the support of the Premier League Club Development Fund and the Football Foundation through the application and award process – this is a great example of support trickling down from the top of the pyramid to the lower levels!

Heaton Stan Comedy Night

We are delighted to announce we are launching new regular social night at the Club – Heaton Stan Comedy Night! The event will be held roughly 4 times a year and will see some of best and upcoming acts on the circuit from the local area and beyond perform at the Stan.

Each event will be limited to 60 tickets at a price of just £10 each. This night is strictly for over 18s only.

The first Heaton Stan Comedy Night will take place on Thursday 7th December 2023 and we are delighted to share the line up.

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Mc Danny Deagan 

With the confidence and swagger that you might expect of a North-West comedian at the very top of his game, Danny Deegan is a comedian, writer and actor who has become a regular at most of the major comedy clubs in the UK since he began performing in 2003.

Danny’s tales of mischief and the characters he creates have kept audiences all over the country enthralled as he weaves in and out of the people he has met traveling. His talent and likability coupled with his confidence make him one of the most popular acts in the North, a master at dealing with a tough crowd, and an act that promoters always turn to when booking gigs. Most recently Danny had a script shortlisted by BBC Radio 4

Danny is a seasoned headliner and MC, with credits including work for promoters such as Off The Kerb, The Glee, Ten Feet Tall, Frog & Bucket, The Comedy Store, The Stand and Hot Water

Danny also recently performed a headline set at the Green Man festival in South Wales getting a great reception from the 400 people in the comedy tent and being asked to wrap up for Manchester band “The Doves” after their headline set in front of 12,000 people.

Away from live work, Danny has made several radio appearances, from being a guest on Radio GMR to having his own show “Afternoons with Danny Deegan” on CAT FM in Crewe, whilst his TV credits include appearances on “Made in the North” and “The Adam and Shelley Show” to name but two.

Danny has also also provided tour support for Chris Ramsey, Mick Foley, Dave Spikey & Paul Sinha as well as performing in Switzerland.

David Hadingham

David Hadingham is a seasoned comedian known for his sharp wit and hilarious insights into everyday life. With a career spanning several decades, Hadingham has established himself as a stalwart in the world of stand-up comedy. His unique style combines clever wordplay, observational humour, and a touch of self-deprecation, creating a comedic experience that resonates with audiences of all backgrounds. Whether he’s poking fun at the quirks of human behaviour or sharing personal anecdotes, David Hadingham’s performances are a rollercoaster of laughter that leave audiences in stitches. His charismatic stage presence and impeccable timing have earned him a great reputation on the UK.

Connor Burns

Connor is a Scottish stand-up comedian currently based in Edinburgh. after stepping on stage for the first time in 2017, Connor has gone on to become one of the most exciting acts emerging from the UK named as one of chortle’s ‘ones to watch’ in 2020, Connor has gone on to become a prominent feature on weekend line-ups across the UK. In 2022 Connor debuted his first hour at the Edinburgh fringe festival with his show ‘live laugh loathe’. in recent years, he has become a regular on BBC radio Scotland’s breaking the news, and made his UK television debut in 2022 on BBC Scotland’s Edinburgh unlocked. 

He has performed as tour support for globally renowned acts including Daniel Sloss, Larry Dean, Tom Stade and Eshaan Akbar. Connor has had two tours of Australia in 2022, and a third in 2023. he had his Australian television debut at just for laughs Sydney, performed and filmed at the Sydney Opera house. In 2023 he is taking his show ‘live laugh loathe’ to the Melbourne international comedy festival, the Sydney comedy festival and the Perth comedy festival.

Kelly Edgar

Kelly Edgar is a comedian who moved back to Seghill after twenty lost years in bands in London, and quickly emerged as one of the most distinctive new acts in the region in years. She won the Felt Nowt New Act of the Year 2020 and will be one of the acts at Tyne To Stand Up…Again! 

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FA Vase 1st Round Draw

We have been drawn at home to Darwen FC in the First Round of the FA Vase.

The fixture will take place on the weekend of 21st October 2023 at Grounsell Park.

We are recruiting: match day bar staff

We are looking for friendly and hard working bar staff to join the team at Heaton Stannington Football Club on match days. We are looking for people who can work in a busy and fast-paced environment, comfortable working with large match day crowds.

We are primarily looking for staff to work on our bar on Saturday afternoon match days, core hours from 2pm until 7pm. There may also be opportunities to work at midweek evening fixtures or at non-match day functions.

Our fixtures are variable, so there is not a set pattern of work we can commit to. For this reason, this role is ideal for someone who has flexibility or is perhaps looking for some extra income.

Previous bar experience is desirable but not essential as training will be given if you have the passion and enthusiasm for working behind the bar.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Preparing and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Using a till to take orders and process payments
  • Checking customers identification and age verification
  • Welcoming and engaging with supporters, ensuring they have a positive experience
  • Maintaining a clean and organised bar area
  • Monitoring and replenishing stock levels as needed
  • Clearing tables, wiping surfaces and operating the dishwasher to ensure ample glassware is available

We are a friendly, inclusive and community focused Club and can assure you a positive and supportive working environment. You will be well supported by our existing team of Directors and volunteers. We will pay the real UK Living Wage of £10.90 per hour. Payment via PAYE.

In line with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, we do require all applicants to have the eligibility to live and work in the United Kingdom.

We are based in High Heaton, on Newton Road, close to the Freeman Hospital. Post code NE7 7HP.

Please register your interest by completing the below form and we will get back to you:

** We have stopped taking applications at this time **

Grounds Maintenance Day

We are holding a grounds maintenance day this Sunday (9th July) at 10am. If you are able to spare a little time to help with some tasks around the place, please let us know you intend on coming and pop along at 10am.

Many thanks!
The Directors