The Roofers, formed by Richie McLoughlin, this morning resigned from the Northern League and will no longer be in operation.
McLoughlin, who started the club as a Sunday morning team in the Tyne & Wear Business Houses League, before switching to Saturday football, has been manager, chairman, groundsman and main sponsor for more than three decades.
But he has decided to call it a day and yesterday's defeat against Stockton Town at their Boldon Sports Ground home, is the club's last fixture.
McLoughlin said: "I just couldn't go on any more. It was too hard.
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"I'm not daft, I know when it's time to call it a day. No one can go on forever.
"I've been thinking about it for a while now. This has been the worst season for 35 years. It's been a long time coming and I need to enjoy my spare time now.
"I had a few drinks after the game yesterday and wanted to sleep on it just to make sure but it's done now."
Roofing finished third-bottom of the Northern League Division One table and were set to be relegated to Division Two.
Over the last 30 years as a Saturday side, Roofing have won the Ernest Armstrong Memorial Cup, Craven Cup, Monkwearmouth Cup and reached the semi-finals of the FA Vase in 2004-05.
McLoughlin guided them from the South Tyne Senior League and then through a series of promotions from the Tyneside Amateur League and Wearside League up to the Northern League, where they have played for the last 21 years.