South Shields retention list for 2022/23

South Shields have confirmed their retained list following the conclusion of the 2021/22 Pitching in Northern Premier League season.

The Mariners will see seven players depart the club following the expiration of their contracts.

Forward Alex Kempster has had his contract cancelled by mutual consent with the club to allow him to travel with his partner.

On his time at South Shields, Kempster said: “I’ve enjoyed my time at the club and wish everyone at South Shields nothing but success for the future. I hope the club gets the promotion it is striving for next season.

“I want to travel and have that experience for a period of time with my partner, whose family lives in New Zealand. We haven’t seen a lot of them since the start of the pandemic so this is a great opportunity for us to do that and see more of the world, which we’re very excited about.”

Also departing the club are: Dominic Agnew, Nathan Lowe, Mitch Rose, Blair Rossiter and Jon Shaw.

Loanee Sam Wilding will return to his parent club Sunderland, following the expiration of his loan deal.

Eleven players will remain under contract for the Mariners heading into the 2022/23 season:

Jack Bodenham

Robert Briggs

JJ Hooper

Jordan Hunter

Will Jenkins

Will McGowan

Cedric Main

Ntumba Massanka

Dillon Morse

Callum Ross

Conor Tee

South Shields have exercised the options to extend the contracts of Blair Adams, Myles Boney, Joao Gomes and Darius Osei.

The club continue to negotiate over a new contract with forward Sam Hodgson.

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