WIN! Two RACA Season Tickets for 2024/25

We are giving you the chance to win two Ryton & Crawcrook Albion home Season Tickets for the 2024/25 Ebac Northern League Divison Two.

To enter, simply ‘follow’ our social media profile “RACAFC1970” on X, Facebook or Instagram and reply to the post with who you’ll take to the football.

The competition closes on Wednesday 24th July 2024 and the winner will be drawn before the season starts. See competition terms & conditions below.

Good luck!

Terms & Conditions:

Please read these competition terms & conditions carefully. If you enter this competition, we will assume that you have read these rules and that you agree to them.

  1. Entrants must be 16 years of age or over.
  2. There is no entry fee to enter this competition.
  3. The competition is not open to employees of Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Football Club or those involved in the competition, their families or anyone professionally connected with the prize draw.
  4. Route to entry for the competition is to follow the club’s social media profile “RACAFC1970” on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook or Instagram and sharing the competition post.
  5. Closing date for entry will be 11.59pm, Wednesday 24th July 2024. After this time and date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  6. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  7. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions.
  8. The prize is as follows: 2 adult Season Tickets to Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Football Club’s men’s home Ebac Northern League Division Two games for the 2024/25 season at Kingsley Park.
  9. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable and must not be re-sold. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  10. For the avoidance of doubt, the prize does not include any cup matches or fixtures of any junior/youth or women’s teams held at Kingsley Park.
  11. Winners will be chosen at random, from all entries received and verified by promoter.
  12. The winner will be drawn on Thursday 25th July 2024.
  13. The winner will be notified by X, Facebook or Instagram direct/private message and must respond before Saturday 27th July 2024. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize in that time, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  14. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/is delivered.
  15. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  17. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with all relevant UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  18. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: [email protected].

Promoter: Ryton & Crawcrook Albion FC, Kingsley Park, Tyne & Wear, NE40 3SN.

RACA July 100 Club Winners

This month’s lucky winners are-

1st prize No 96 J Hands who wins £100

2nd Prize No 93 N Kelly who wins £75

3rd Prize No 2 C Scott who wins £25

Well done to our three winners, if you’d like to take part in this monthly fundraiser from just £5 a month, please contact us via the usual channels on the foot of the homepage. Thank-you

RACA to Host Garstang in the Vase

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion will face Garstang at home in the Second Round Qualifying of the Isuzu FA Vase after receiving a bye in the First Round Qualifying. Garstang play in the North West Counties League Division One North, the same level as RACA (step 6). This tie is set to be played at Kingsley Park on Saturday 21st September 2024.

Confirmed Signed On Players

The following players have signed on for the Albion for the 2024/25 season so far-

Noah Adotey, Declan Bisset, Dale Burrell, Luca Cairns, Glenn Caygill, Brogan Colquhoun, Daniel Craggs, Jack Errington, Dylan Lawson, Jack Ledger, Liam Lowery, Fergus Lynch, Rhys McLeod, Jordan Palmer, Josh Skivington, Oliver Symons, Matthew Todd and Josh Walker.

2024/25 Northern League fixtures released

The fixtures have been released for the 2024/25 Ebac Northern Football League Division Two season and Ryton & Crawcrook Albion will begin with a home match against Yarm & Eaglescliffe at Kingsley Park on Saturday 27 July.

Nathan Beckham’s side then face back-to-back away matches with a short trip to Prudhoe-based Newcastle University on Thursday 1 August followed by a visit to Esh Winning two days later.

There are ten league matches provisionally scheduled for the first five weeks of the season and seven consecutive midweek rounds in a packed opening two months.

The regular season is scheduled to conclude on Saturday 19 April 2025 with Jarrow visiting Crawcrook.

The league winners at the end of the season will again be promoted automatically to the Northern League’s top tier whilst a four-team play-off will be used to decide the second team to go up. The bottom three sides in the 22-team division will be “liable to relegation”.

Ryton & Crawcrook will visit neighbours Prudhoe YC Seniors on Boxing Day in the first Tyne Valley derby of the season at Essity Park, with the return scheduled as the first game of the new year on Saturday 4 January.

Albion will travel to the newly-promoted Alnwick Town (promoted from the Northern Alliance Premier Division) on 17 August, Grangetown Boys Club (from the North Riding Football League) on 20 August and Darlington Town (from the Wearside League) on 7 September.

The trio will visit RACA HQ on 1 February, 30 November and 15 February respectively.

The only club to be relegated from the First Division last term – Sunderland RCA – host RACA on 13 August while the return at NE40 will be on 23 November.

Aside from the quartet of new clubs, Albion will be visiting a couple of different grounds next season with Billingham Synthonia playing at Stockton Town and Chester-le-Street United deciding to return to the Sunderland Hub.

The full league fixture list is available on the season fixture graphic below. And you can sync all RACA’s 2024/25 fixtures directly to your calendar on your smart device here.

Please don’t forget, fixtures are subject to change. Please check the website Matches page and follow our social media channels (@RACAFC1970) for updates.

There are a number of “free” Saturdays (7 December, 1 March & 29 March) built into the fixture schedule to allow for any postponed fixtures to be rescheduled.

Meanwhile, the FA Vase First and Second Qualifying Rounds are scheduled for 24 August and 21 September respectively with the draw expected to be released on 5 July.

The Northern League will decide later in the season if its two cup competitions – the Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup and the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup – will go ahead after being scrapped for the last two years due to fixture backlogs.

And, the Durham County FA Challenge Cup is expected to kick off in mid-September.

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion FC 2024/25 Season Fixtures. (Click on graphic to enlarge.)

Albion reveal pre-season fixtures

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion are excited to reveal six pre-season friendly matches for next month in preparation for the 2024-25 season.

Manager Nathan Beckham and the rest of the coaching staff and squad of players will return to Crawcrook to commence pre-season training next week.

Their opening friendly will be against Northern Alliance Premier Division champions Wallington on Monday 1 July followed by newly-promoted Newcastle East End two days later.

Albion then face a trio of Northern League top tier sides. They travel to Newcastle Benfield on Saturday 6 July, Newcastle Blue Star on Friday 12 July before hosting Whickham at Kingsley Park on Friday 19 July.

RACA will wrap up their pre-season schedule with a trip to ambitious Alliance side AFC Newbiggin on 22 July in a final test before the new Ebac Northern Football League Division Two season is scheduled to kick off on Saturday 27 July.

More details will follow in due course.

* Pre-season fixtures, dates, kick-off times & venues are subject to change.

Albion announce retained squad list

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion are thrilled to announce the list of players retained from last season for the upcoming 2024-25 campaign.

We would like to thank all of the departing players from last term for their contributions to the club and wish them the very best of luck for the future.

Season Ticket prices frozen for 2024-25 season

Ryton & Crawcrook Albion are pleased to announce that Season Ticket prices have been frozen for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

Season Tickets are available to purchase now for only £80.00 for Adults and £40.00 for Concessions.

The 2024-25 Season Ticket includes admission to all 21 of RACA’s home league games at Kingsley Park in the Ebac Northern Football League Division Two.

Both price categories represent excellent value, working out as the equivalent of 5 free adult or over 7 free concession entries when compared to the price of individual matchday tickets.

Matchday ticket prices for the new season also remain the same; Adults £5 and Concessions £3 per match.

You can order your Season Ticket now by contacting Mr John Thompson on 07805098265, or get in touch with us via email ([email protected]) or through our social media channels (@racafc1970).

You can also purchase the Season Ticket in-person from the Albion Clubhouse.

The new NL season is set to kick off on 27 July with fixtures expected to be released later this month.

Please note, admission to cup matches – such as the FA Vase, Durham County FA Challenge Cup and the Northern League’s two cup competitions – are not included in the Season Ticket offer.

Thank you for your loyal support!