LONG READ: Watson – Heed Always First Option

RETURNING Gateshead assistant manager Ian Watson is embracing the challenge next season will bring as the hard work is already well underway.  Watson was initially appointed as assistant to Ben Clark in January and now returns as new player-manager Mike Williamson’s number two. After an extremely turbulent couple of months which saw the future of Gateshead Football […]

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Heed Host Harrogate In Pre-Season

GATESHEAD Football Club will host Harrogate Town in a pre-season friendly at the International Stadium on Tuesday 23 July (7:45pm kick-off). Town’s previous visit to the International Stadium was a 3-2 thriller in the National League back in September 2018. Gateshead then ended their away campaign in the fifth tier in North Yorkshire at Wetherby […]

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Heed Name New Managerial Team

GATESHEAD Football Club are delighted to announce former Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson as the club’s new manager with Ian Watson returning as assistant manager.  Williamson – who made over 30 appearances for the Heed last season in a player-coach role – will now adopt a player-manager position and be assisted by former Blyth Spartans defender Watson. The […]

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General Manager Returns

ALISHA Henry has been reappointed as general manager at Gateshead Football Club.  Henry was dismissed from her role by former Gateshead owner Ranjan Varghese immediately after the conclusion of the 2018/19 campaign on 27 April. But following Neil Pinkerton and Trevor Clark’s takeover at the club last week, the Sherrif Hill native – who was instrumental in the takeover […]

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Dickson Departs

GATESHEAD Football Club manager Dave Dickson has left the club by mutual consent.  Dickson was appointed as first team manager following the conclusion of the 2018/19 National League season after previously coaching the Heed’s reserve side to a respectable mid-table finish in the Northern Alliance Premier Division. After a successful spell in junior football, Dickson […]

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Graham Wood Returns as Club President

GATESHEAD Football Club are delighted to announce the return of Graham Wood as Club President. Former Gateshead owner Wood was instrumental in overseeing the club’s rise from the Northern Premier to the brink of the Football League in the space of six years. After stepping down as owner and chairman in 2015, Wood remained involved […]

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CLUB STATEMENT: National League North

GATESHEAD Football Club has issued the following statement following its demotion to the National League North. After such an impressive National League campaign on the field during the 2018/19 season, we are obviously hugely disappointed to have to accept relegation from the National League. However, we understand that the integrity of the competition is paramount […]

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