Alan Shearer to kick-off weekend of events at South Shields FC

Alan Shearer will kick-off a launch weekend at South Shields FC's Mariners Park tomorrow.
Alan Shearer will kick-off a launch weekend at South Shields FC's Mariners Park tomorrow.

Football legend Alan Shearer is set to kick off a weekend of events at South Shields FC tomorrow.

The former Newcastle United and England striker will officially open the new function rooms at the Northern League club’s Mariners Park, in Shaftesbury Avenue.

Mr Shearer will be at the ground from about 5.15pm, before unveiling a plaque at 6pm. Following that, fans will get a chance to see the stars of the future when Newcastle Under-15s take on their Sunderland counterparts from 6.30pm.

After the game, guitarist and vocalist Taylor Payne will perform, and the event – including the match – is free for all to attend.

On Friday, meanwhile, band King Size Voodoo Traveller will perform at Mariners Park as part of its launch weekend. They will take to the stage at 9pm.

The programme of events will continue on Saturday, when Britain’s Got Talent comedy impressionist Danny Posthill will be on from 7pm. Tickets cost £20, including a pie and peas supper, and can be bought by calling 0191 454 7800.