As I’m sure you can gather, most football clubs outside of the Premier League are suffering to some extent as a result of the pandemic. Those outside the Football League itself are suffering a great deal more.

I’ve been following Blyth Spartans since 2012 and the club has a very special place in my heart. So, when they commissioned me to write this poem for their new Future Fund, I was over the moon.

You can read more about how it came about here, and donate to the Future Fund here. Ta very much!

Matt Abbott commissioned poem for Blyth Spartans AFC

poet, educator & activist

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