Hebburn Town captain Louis Storey reveals pride after promotion to Northern Premier League

Hebburn Town captain Louis Storey has revealed his pride over the club’s first ever promotion into the Northern Premier League.

Hebburn players celebrate at Wembley.
Hebburn players celebrate at Wembley.

The Hornets are one of three Northern League clubs to have made successful applications to be promoted into the new ‘East Division’ that has been introduced into step four of the non-league system.

Hebburn – along with Shildon and Stockton Town – will now compete alongside former Northern League champions rivals Dunston UTS and Marske United in the new look division.

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The promotion rounds off a historic season for the club after they claimed the FA Vase for the first time in their history.

More history beckons in August when they compete at the highest level in their history – and Storey could not hide his delight over that achievement.

“We have a strong team, a close group of players and we take pride in the fact we have got this club to a new level,” explained the Hornets captain.

“We are proud to represent this club, the community and the town and for us all to step up together is something very special.

“It’s not just about competing at this new level; it’s about doing what we can to succeed and make an impact.

“It’s a big challenge, but it’s a challenge we are all looking forward to.”

The new season should also see supporters welcomed back to the Green Energy Sports Ground to witness a new high in the history of Hebburn Town.

Storey is hopeful that the club can build on the momentum of their FA Vase and promotion double and see a rise in attendances for home games during the season.

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“We want to harness the momentum that was built in winning the Vase and getting promotion.

“We saw the gates creeping up over the last two seasons.

“Having a huge link with the community and our junior section is key for us to grow our support on matchdays and beyond.

“For a club to grow, we need to have the supporters behind us and I am sure they will get behind our community club during what is an exciting time for us all.”