How South Tyneside is turning black and yellow to cheer on Hebburn Town as The Hornets prepare for FA Vase final at Wembley

South Tyneside is turning black and yellow to cheer on Hebburn Town FC as they prepare for their big day at Wembley.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 1:28 pm
Simba chilling out near some of the Hebburn Town Wembley stock in Bolam Premier Sports, run by Hebburn Town FC manager Kevin Bolam

The Hornets take on Consett AFC in the FA Vase final on Monday, May 3, and with the historic game now just days away, the borough is buzzing.

South Shields town hall will be lit up in the team’s colours during the evenings from Friday 30 April to Sunday 2 May, and the Hebburn Town FC flag will fly across key buildings in the borough’s town centres over the weekend, including South Shields and Jarrow town halls and Hebburn Central.

Electronic boards bearing good luck messages have also been set up along major roads.

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“The Mayoress and I would like to wish Hebburn Town FC the best of luck at Wembley on Monday. It’s a fantastic achievement to reach the FA Vase Final and the team should be extremely proud,” he said.

“It’s a shame that fans aren’t able to attend the match due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we know that South Tyneside will still get behind the team and show their support from their homes.

“Hebburn Town Centre looks absolutely fantastic decorated in black and yellow banners, bows and posters. We hope this gives the team that extra bit of support and encouragement ahead of Monday’s game.

“Good luck Hebburn Town FC!”

The match, which was due to take place in September last year, was postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with a rise in Covid-19 cases and a national lockdown meant that the match could no longer take place.

Decorative material, including posters and stickers, can be collected from Hebburn Town Sports Club and Thanks a Bunch florists in Hebburn until Monday 3 May.

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