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Jarrow Roofing play in the Arngrove Northern League and were formed for the season 1987-88, beginning in the South Tyne Senior league. When this league broke up at the end of their first season, Roofing moved to the Tyneside Amateur League. During their time in the Amateur League, they won the Bill Dixon Cup and The League Challenge Shield and were also runners up in the Gateshead Charity Shield and the League.
In season 1991-92, they moved to the Wearside League after developing their new ground at Boldon C.A. Sports Club. At the end of that season they were promoted to Division One as Runners Up. In 1995-96 they were runners up in Division One and as Marske, the champions, did not have ground facilities in place, Roofing were promoted to Northern League Divison Two.
They were promoted at end of season to Division One as joint runners up and also won the Craven Cup at the first attempt.
All the talk was of the prospect of an all-north-east 2005 FA Vase Final at White Hart Lane, following Jarrow Roofing's demolition of West Country aristocrats, Frome Town in the Quarter-Final of the competition at Bolden.
The talk might rather be about two plain-spoken men who huddled together over a jar of ale all those years ago and spoke of founding a football club on a spare plot of land in Jarrow.
Brian Marshall was the Chairman of the local Community Association. His close friend Richie McLoughlin, a Sunday league footballer just out of the Army, was fired by the dream of founding a football club that one day might be able to play a bit.
Marshall provided the land, McLoughlin the sweat and tears. Thus Jarrow Roofing Bolden (CA) was formed. For now many years, McLoughlin who runs a roofing business of the same name, had begged and borrowed, scrimped and saved, to build the club he loves as passionately as he would a son. He calls it his 'hobby' and for more than two decades, has run his roofing Contractor business in the week and quite literally built a football club at weekends. The result is a 4,000 seater stadium.... I used to borrow building equipment over holidays to get things done..... says McLoughlin. ......Diggers, steam rollers, drills everything I could lay my hands on. And pretty much everything I earned went back into the build.
From the Sunday Business House League through the tougher South Tyne and Wearside Leagues, McLoughlin, who somehow has found time to manage and run the club too, has guided his charges. In 1996 they joined the second division of the Northern League and then more recently moved up to Division One.
The quiet man behind Jarrow Roofing Bolden (CA)'s extraordinary assault on the FA Vase in partnership with Carlsberg finds the limelight discomforting.
Brian Mitchell, Chairman of the Bolden Community Association, adjacent to a disused colliery site south of Newcastle city centre, prefers manager Ritchie McLaughlin to tread the boards. But the bespectacled, slight, 70-year-old, who stands quietly in the wings, is a key influence in the fortunes of a club he helped McLaughlin establish.
It's been quite a journey,...... says Marshall, recalling meeting McLoughlin, a Sunday league footballer just out of the Army who was fired by the dream of founding a football club.
........There used to be two tennis courts, two bowling greens, a pitch and putt course and a maze of hedges here............, said Marshall. ......Ritchie pulled it all up, laid a pitch, and has built the ground from scratch. Whenever his staff were in a break between jobs, he sent them down here to get things done.
If Ritchie has an enthusiasm for the game that reminds you of Gordon Strachan, Marshall is his match. As a child he developed Perthes disease, deformed hip bones and was in a calliper as a child. ....I wasn't allowed to play sport at school, he said wistfully.
Even after he shed the calliper, it broke while he was out on an adventure with some other boys and he walked unassisted the one-and-a-half miles home. The school always overlooked him when it came to playing games. ...........The doctor said I didn't need one anymore when I told him Id walked that distance. But I was always the last in the queue at games and never got a go.
Marshall left South Shields Grammar at 16 and joined Bolden Pit as an apprentice electrician. As an adult he was allowed to make his own choices and he was soon playing regularly for the Westoe Youth team as an old fashioned right half.......... I played right up to the age of 35 and loved every minute of it, he recalled..... The game gave me so much, when Ritchie came along, bubbling with enthusiasm and ideas I saw my chance to give something back.

..................A WORTHY READ

....................................PLAYERS FROM THE PAST....................................

Adam Dowell - Goalkeeper Adam is good in the air and on the ground a pair of safe hands who shows a great presence in the six yard box, a good stop shooter, after playing at Sunderland, Adam was keeper at Newcastle Blue Star.

Alan Oliver - Right sided defender - Alan was previously with Washington, Consett and South Shields, his favourite team is Newcastle whilst team-mate Richard Paxton is his favourite player, Alan would not be afraid to take a Penalty or a right side corner.

Andrew Hall

left or right side winger

Andrew is a local lad who came up through Boldon Colts, his favourite Team & Player are Newcastle and David Beckham. Andrew enjoys knocking in corners or free-kicks but is only 50/50 with Penalty kicks

Chris Archer


Chris enjoys playing in midfield and specialises in dead-ball situations taking free-kicks and would not hestitate to walk up to the Penalty spot. Chris joined the Roofers last season from Shotton. When not playing Chris enjoys watching Hartlepool.

Craig Fannan

Craig was formerly at Hartlepool United and he would still support them if he wasn't playing, Craig can play anywhere across the back but would prefer to play at Centre Half. Craig is another that would not shy at taking a penalty or a free-kick


Craig Nelson


Signed 16/12/2001. Craig is a prolific striker whose pace across the defence causes havoc, a product of South Tyneside Youth side who spent some time at Sheffield Wednesday Youths before signing for two seasons as a pro at Middlesbrough. Craig's best memory was scoring against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Chairman Brian Marshall and manager Ritchie McLoughlin with Craig Nelson and Colin Myers.

Craig Tate

Centre Forward

Craig is a pacy centre forward whose burst of speed takes him past most defenders, Craig was with South Shields and Newcastle Blue Star before joining Roofing last season.

Dave Tate

Team Coach

Dean McKeown

Dean is a versatile player who can play in defence or in midfield, he was with Newcastle United and Hartlepool United before dropping into the non-league scene. Dean's favourite Senior team is Sunderland and he was an admirer Kevin Ball the former Sunderland Captain. Dean says he would be comfortable with corners and penalties if he was needed to take them.

Eoiffan Williams

Centre Forward

Eiffon born in Bangor, North Wales is a Welsh B international who has played at Bangor, Torquay, Wrexham and Hartlepool. Eiffon played for Hartlepool in the League One play-offs last season and has made his home in the North East after retiring from the professional game. The Roofers fortunately beat off a host of non-League sides for his signature after Roofing had got international clearance for him.

Gary Benvin


Gary Hoggeth


Goalkeeper who thinks that he would make a good centre forward. Gary is a well sought after keeper with safe hands and great re-actions, came to Roofing from Workington after experience at Doncaster Rovers & Bury F.C. Served his time at Killingworth Boys cluGary is useful in outfield positions in emergencies. His favourite team is Newcastle whilst Paul Catto is his favourite player. He says that he never misses from the penalty spot and that is probably because he never takes them.


Ged Quinn


Signed 23/03/2002 - A tall young man who played for Cleadon S.C. in the Wearside League before becoming a regular at Roofing. Another former St Bedes player who is fast going forward & can put in a good cross, Ged has also represented his County


Glen Moan

36 year old


A tall Defender who shows a solid presence in the back four. Glen was previously with Seaham Red Star and then with Sunderland Nissan last season.



John is a popular and very easy going physio who is also one of the lads, John is also involved in Local Sunday League Football where he runs the Deneside Football Clu

Jonathan Gibson

Central Midfield

Jonny was previously with Hartlepool FC and Sunderland Nissan, his favourite team is Manchester United and he enjoys all aspects of the game. Jonny is a solid defender who would take a spot-kick when required to.

Kevin Davison

Right or Left sided winger

Kevin has been around a few decent clubs having played at Sunderland, Gretna, Hamilton AFC, Berwick and East Fife. He is a speedy young man who supplies the crosses to his strikers. Kevins favourite team is Barcelona and the player whom he dreams about is Lionel Messi. Kevin is happy to take free-kicks corners and penalties in any situation.

Mark Groves



Michael Gustavson


Michael can play equally as well in defence or in midfield. Michael was with Northallerton Town last season.

Paul Catto

Central Midfielder

Paul is a tenacious tackler who wins the ball after the player, his former clubs include Scottish sides Buckie Thistle & Aberdeen F.C. His favourite player after Gary Hoggeth is Roy Keane the Sunderland Manager. Being a Scotsman it is normal that Aberdeen is his favourite team. Paul would enjoy taking free-kicks / penalties in most situations.

Paul Hodgson


Paul is a previous Player of the Year who works in the Engine room of the side giving it those extra revs, a pocket dynamo, a powerful player, quick across the park with a great leap which gives us extra edge. Paul served his time at Humbledon Juniors and came to Roofing via Washington. Roofings longest serving player with 12 years service, Paul goes from strength to strength.

Paul Kelly

Central midfielder

Signed 07/08/2004 A strong central midfielder, who despite his age could prove a star this season. Paul has strength and ability & never shirks a tackle, Paul had a season at Seaham Red Star. & is a former Jarrow St Bedes & Jarrow Roofing Junior who came through the East Durham Football academy.

Phil Graham

Central Defender

Phil was previously at Easington and his favourite team is Newcastle United with Alan Shearer his favourite player. Philly as he is known to his colleagues hasnt a desire to get involved with taking free-kicks or penalties.

Richie Mcloughlin


Richie has over the years had the knack of finding young up & coming local talent. This isn’t down to just good luck but through his efforts when viewing Local Junior & Sunday league games and giving players the chance to take part at Northern League level. He has said that there is a wealth of local talent in South Tyneside & that given the right opportunities & coaching, they could prove that Football in South Tyneside can be taken a step higher than that at present.’ Roofing’s’ current squad has a wealth of young players the vast majority of whom are ‘products of South Tyneside’.

Richie Paxton


Richie can play across the back four having played at Seaham Red Star, Washington, Esh Winning, South Shields & Darlington R.A. His favourite Team is Newcastle & he would be happy to take a free-kick but not a corner kick.


Ryan Jenkins


Ryan is nicknamed Jinksy because of his pace and ability to round players, Ryan was with Roofing last season playing as a midfielder and occasional striker after being spotted in Local Football. A young man who if encouraged could prove to be an asset this season

Scott Graham

Central Midfielder

Scott learned the game at Rutherford & Harton & Westoe before signing for South Shields. Scott is another who enjoys knocking in crosses from Dead-balls including corners or penalties, When not playing Scott will support Sunderland, and his favourite player is Deco now at Chelsea.

Stuart Dixon


Stu was a former Roofer who left to play at Horden. Stu was with Northampton and Hartlepool United before playing in non-league football. Stuart's favourite team is Manchester United and his top player was Roy Keane, Stu copies Roy on the field with tenacious tackling to win the ball in situations that others would not go into. Stuart enjoys playing in centre of midfield level he is quick across the park when closing down the opposition and enjoys setting up as well as scoring the odd goal. He would not hesitate with the taking of penalties or free-kicks in any situation.

Wes Saunders

was a Local Boldon Colliery Lad who made the grade in football through Newcastle United's nursery teams. As a 16 year old he had the odd game (due to Newcastle Commitments) with The team that were Roofing's predecessors Boldon Mechanics who played Sunday afternoon football it was obvious that even at that age Wes was heading for bigger things. His stature grew and soon he was a Reserve team player then a fully fledged Newcastle United Player who was a solid as a rock at the heart of the United defence. After his first team career had come to an end Wes went into Management to become Manager of Torquay United. Wes was also a great friend of Newcastle & England favourite Paul Gascoigne and travelled with Paul into Asia. Wes finished playing at Roofing for a season, Wes's career has now moved in another direction but he enjoys helping Ritchie McLoughlin out at Roofing in his spare time as Assistant Manager.

Wess Brown


Wess was a former Cleadon Club player, Sunderland is his favourite team whilst Gazza was his favourite individual player. Wess can play across the defence and in Central Midfield a solid tackler who takes pleasure when winning the ball, his strength is in his positional play and prefers for others to take dead-ball kicks

FootballRemembers as players from Jarrow Roofing BCA and DunstonUTS, of the DurhamFA, come together


1991-92   Joined Wearside League Division Two
          Wearside League Division Two runner-up (lost title on goal difference)
          Promoted to Division One
1995-96   Wearside League runner-up (lost title thanks to three point deduction)
1996-97   Joined Northern League Division Two
          Promoted to Division One
2004-05   F.A. Vase semi-finalists
2008      Relegated to Division Two
2009-10   Missed runner-up spot on goal difference
          Promoted to Division One
2012      Relegated to Division Two
2013-14   Promoted to Division One

SEASON    LEAGUE     P    W    D    L    F    A    P      POS

1991-92   WEAR-2    22   15    3    4   53   29   48      2/12
1992-93   WEAR-1    28   16    5    7   51   39   53      4/15
1993-94   WEAR-1    32   20    7    5   79   34   67      3/17
1994-95   WEAR-1    34   21    5    8  104   40   68      3/18
1995-96   WEAR-1    30   22    4    4   93   40   67 *    2/16
1996-97   NORTH-2   36   23    6    7   88   34   75      3/19
1997-98   NORTH-1   38   11   12   15   64   70   45     13/20
1998-99   NORTH-1   38   11   10   17   62   85   43     16/20
1999-00   NORTH-1   38   15   12   11   64   61   57      7/20
2000-01   NORTH-1   40   12   12   16   63   71   48     13/21
2001-02   NORTH-1   40   15    8   17   62   74   53     12/21
2002-03   NORTH-1   40   17    7   16   64   67   58      9/21
2003-04   NORTH-1   40   19    6   15   98   90   63      6/21
2004-05   NORTH-1   40   15    8   17   84   75   53     12/21
2005-06   NORTH-1   40   14    7   19   65   76   49     15/21
2006-07   NORTH-1   42   13    7   22   68  101   46     15/22
2007-08   NORTH-1   42    4    7   31   36   96   19     22/22
2008-09   NORTH-2   38   11    4   23   50   78   37     16/20
2009-10   NORTH-2   38   25    5    8  107   60   80      3/20
2010-11   NORTH-1   42   10    9   23   50   98   39     19/22
2011-12   NORTH-1   42   12    4   26   65  114   40     20/22
2012-13   NORTH-2   42   26    7    9  100   46   85      4/22
2013-14   NORTH-2   42   26    8    8  118   63   86      3/22
2014-15   NORTH-1   42   21    7   14   84   61   70      7/22
2015-16   NORTH-1


1997-98   PRE   BORROWASH VICTORIA                  A    2-1
          1Q    CLITHEROE                           A    3-4
1998-99   PRE   SHOTTON COMRADES                    A    2-1
          1Q    BURSCOUGH                           A    0-2
1999-00   PRE   BOOTLE                              A    0-0
          PREr  BOOTLE                              H    1-1    Jarrow won 5-4 on PENS
          1Q    TRAFFORD                            A    3-3
          1Qr   TRAFFORD                            H    1-3
2000-01   PRE   GOOLE                               A    0-3
2001-02   PRE   SKELMERSDALE UNITED                 A    0-2
2002-03   PRE   GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE               A    3-1
          1Q    BILLINGHAM TOWN                     H    2-4
2003-04   EP    WASHINGTON NISSAN                   A    2-1
          PRE   SHEFFIELD                           A    0-1
2004-05   PRE   RETFORD UNITED                      H    1-1
          PREr  RETFORD UNITED                      A    0-1
2005-06   EP    SHEFFIELD                           H    0-4
2006-07   EP    BILLINGHAM SYNTHONIA                H    5-2
          PRE   THACKLEY                            H    5-4
          1Q    FLEETWOOD TOWN                      A    0-3
2007-08   EP    WEST ALLOTMENT CELTIC               H    2-1
          PRE   NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS          H    1-0
          1Q    HORDEN COLLIERY WELFARE             A    1-1
          1Qr   HORDEN COLLIERY WELFARE             H    1-2
2008-09   EP    SPENNYMOOR TOWN                     H    2-1
          PRE   BRIDLINGTON TOWN                    H    2-2
          PREr  BRIDLINGTON TOWN                    A    1-2
2009-10   EP    ARMTHORPE WELFARE                   H    2-1
          PRE   PENRITH                             H    2-0
          1Q    GARFORTH TOWN                       H    1-0
          2Q    LINCOLN UNITED                      A    1-2
2010-11   EP    TOW LAW TOWN                        A    2-0
          PRE   DURHAM CITY                         H    1-2
2011-12   EP    GUISBOROUGH TOWN                    H    1-2
2012-13   EP    PICKERING TOWN                      H    1-1
          EPr   PICKERING TOWN                      A    4-2
          PRE   FARSLEY                             H    1-4
2013-14   EP    GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE               A    3-2
          PRE   DUNSTON U T S                       H    2-1
          1Q    MORPETH TOWN                        H    1-0
          2Q    GUISBOROUGH TOWN                    H    3-3
          2Qr   GUISBOROUGH TOWN                    A    1-3
2014-15   EP    ECCLESHILL UNITED                   H    4-1
          PRE   BISHOP AUCKLAND                     A    4-4
          PREr  BISHOP AUCKLAND                     H    3-4
2015-16   EP    PENRITH                             A    2-1
          PRE   BISHOP AUCKLAND                     A    2-1
          1Q    CONGLETON TOWN                      H    3-4


1995-96   1Q    EVENWOOD TOWN                       H    2-3
1996-97   2Q    CROOK TOWN                          A    1-4
1997-98   2Q    HORDEN COLLIERY WELFARE             A    2-1
          1     BOOTLE                              H    2-0
          2     MOSSLEY                             A    1-1
          2r    MOSSLEY                             H    1-5
1998-99   2Q    LOUTH UNITED                        A    1-2
1999-00   2Q    MORPETH TOWN                        A    2-3
2000-01   2Q    GARFORTH TOWN                       A    3-1
          1     SOUTH SHIELDS                       A    2-1
          2     BRIGG TOWN                          A    1-2
2001-02   2Q    WASHINGTON IKEDA HOOVER             A    1-1
          2Qr   WASHINGTON IKEDA HOOVER             H    6-2
          1     ESH WINNING                         A    0-1
2002-03   1Q    BRODSWORTH MINERS WELFARE           A    2-3
2003-04   2Q    HARROGATE RAILWAY ATHLETIC          A    4-1
          1     BEDLINGTON TERRIERS                 H    2-1
          2     HALL ROAD RANGERS                   H    2-1
          3     EASTWOOD TOWN                       H    0-2
2004-05   2Q    NELSON                              H    5-1
          1     MORPETH TOWN                        H    4-1
          2     CAMMELL LAIRD                       H    3-1
          3     GUISBOROUGH TOWN                    A    2-1
          4     DEAL TOWN                           H    3-0
          5     TIPTON TOWN                         H    1-1
          5r    TIPTON TOWN                         A    1-1    Jarrow Boldon C A won 4-2 on PENS
          QF    FROME TOWN                          H    3-0
          SF(1) DIDCOT TOWN                         A    0-1
          SF(2) DIDCOT TOWN                         H    0-1    Didcot Town won 2-0 on agg
2005-06   2     THACKLEY                            A    0-3
2006-07   2Q    PONTEFRACT COLLIERIES               H    4-1
          1     SOUTH SHIELDS                       A    1-2
2007-08   2Q    WHICKHAM                            A    3-1
          1     ARMTHORPE WELFARE                   A    1-0
          2     FORMBY                              A    1-4
2008-09   1Q    BISHOP AUCKLAND                     H    0-3
2009-10   2Q    BEDLINGTON TERRIERS                 A    0-3
2010-11   2Q    NORTHALLERTON TOWN                  A    3-4
2011-12   2Q    EASINGTON COLLIERY                  H    2-0
          1     CROOK TOWN                          H    2-3
2012-13   1Q    BRANDON UNITED                      H    7-4
          2Q    WASHINGTON                          A    2-0
          1     NORTON & STOCKTON ANCIENTS          H    1-0
          2     WHITLEY BAY                         A    1-2
2013-14   1Q    THORNABY                            H    3-1
          2Q    WILLINGTON                          H    2-1
          1     NELSON                              H    2-0
          2     A F C EMLEY                         A    3-1
          3     NEWCASTLE BENFIELD                  H    1-2
2014-15   1Q    RYHOPE COLLIERY WELFARE             H    2-3
2015-16   2Q    SEAHAM RED STAR                     H    0-1

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