Local funding secures new away kit

Yesterdays game against Aberdeen Roughnecks saw the team reveal their first away kit!

The team have been competing in their original home kits for each game since entering the National Leagues in 2015, so since the turn of the year the club have been working hard behind the scenes to design and source an alternative kit.

Without question, the hardest part of funding the initial purchase of new strips for an entire squad is of course – funding. Thankfully, in late February 2016 the club found out Ashington Town Council had considered our application to their Small Grants scheme and revealed that the club had been successful.

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As a non-profit community based team, the substantial grant was fundamental in helping the club to secure the kit and so everyone at the club is grateful to Ashington Town Council for their support and assistance before, during and after the application.

Fast forward 4 months and following a few glimpses of the new strip recently on social media, the team were finally able to take to the field wearing the jerseys after a long journey north for the NFC North II game against Aberdeen yesterday.


Northumberland Lightning players before the fixture against Aberdeen Roughnecks on 10.7.16


Defensive Captain Michael Raven during the game against Aberdeen Roughnecks – full credit to Gilles Gardner for the picture

Whilst the result went against the team, the addition of away strips is yet another step forward for the club, who are continuing to build and develop as a community based club – both on and off the field.


Lightning players show off the new jerseys at a recent blood drive in support of the #120days fundraising challenge

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