Since the early 20th Century, Ashington FC have played their home matches in their traditional colours of Black and White.

For our game against Newcastle United U23s in the Northumberland Senior Cup next month, we will however be breaking this tradition to wear our all blue away kit to promote the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association), a charity close to the hearts of many at the club.

Club Chairman Brian Shotton commented “This organisation is very close to us all at the Football Club in memory of our dear friend Les Alderson who passed away in 2013. Personally, I also lost my Grandad to MND in 1998 so knew from a young age how devasting this illness is. It is a privilege for us to continue to raise awareness and funds for MNDA – their continued research, support for those living with MND and their families. We will look forward to the match and would love to see as many people turning out in blue as possible”

For every sale of our away shirt we donate £5 to the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) charity to aid their work and research into this debilitating disease.

On the evening, it would be great to have a sea of blue and orange shirts in the crowd, and shirts can be purchased from our online shop.