Throckley Welfare, 1st Ground
5 Aug 2022
Throckley Welfare (1927)
NEHL - Throckley Welfare first played a ground close to the current location of the junction between Ponteland Road and the A69. The ground was established in 1927, and a large crowd gathered for the opening ceremony performed by Mr John Graham, who was one of the directors of NUFC. A Newcastle United XI also played the opening game here against Throckley Welfare.
Throckley Welfare did reasonably well - In 1931 they joined the North Eastern League Division Two and were champions in the 33-34 season. They were promoted to Division One. Other teams in this league included South Shields, Spennymoor, Darlington and Blyth Spartans.
The ground was later moved to accommodate the construction of the motorway.
Thanks to Peter McDonough for submitting.
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