The club was established, in its present form, by Derick Clough in 1990.  However, Longbenton Juniors has existed since the estate was built and won the juniors cup in 1965.

We have enjoyed a fair amount of success over the years.

The introduction of the "club tour" has become a notable date in every player's diary. To date teams have been on tour to Holland, Spain and tournaments throughout the UK.

There are not many junior football clubs that can celebrate their players turning professional, these former Longbenton Juniors players have:

  • Patrick Collins played professionally for Sheffield Wednesday, Swindon Town, Darlington and Oxford United and represented England at Under 19 level.
  • Tom Courtney won a scholarship in the USA to study football and played professionally in Spain and currently plays for Gretna wearing their No.1 jersey.
A number have also went on to join Newcastle United Football Club academy over the years too.

Of course the club could not thrive without the committment of those who give up their own time to tirelessly run, raise awareness and fund raise.  Two such individuals are sadly no longer with us and our tribute to them can be found on the links below

The club has come a long way in 25 years; we are now a strong organisation providing a valuable service to the youth of the area, but we always need to encourage youth and volunteers at all levels.  Please contact us if you would like to be a part of Longbenton Juniors either as a player or a volunteer.