Founded in 1987, Jarrow Roofing initially played in the South Tyne and Tyneside Amateur Leagues. Managed by Richie McLouglin, who also serves as club sponsor, chairman, treasurer and groundsman – the club moved to the Wearside League in 1991 and was promoted from Division Two in its first season. During their time in the Wearside League, Roofing finished fourth once, third twice, played in three Sunderland Shipowners’ Cup finals and won the Monkwearmouth Cup in 1994-95. After finishing runners-up to Marske United on goal difference in 1995-96, the team gained promotion to the Northern League after the Teesside club’s ground failed to meet the necessary ground criteria. In the club’s first season in the Northern League Roofing were promoted to Division One and won the Craven Cup. The club’s highest Division One finish was sixth in 2003-2004, the season before the Roofers beat Nelson, Morpeth Town, Cammel Laird, Guisborough Town, Deal, Tipton and Frome to reach the semi final of the FA Vase, a record crowd of 1,100 seeing the second leg of the 2-0 aggregate loss to Didcot Town.
Relegated in 2008, Roofing were promoted back to Division One along with Stokesley and Sunderland RCA in 2009-10 and finished 19th in their first season back in the top flight. Previous Roofing players include local lads Paul Chow, who’s since won three FA Vases with Whitley Bay, and Craig Russell, once of Sunderland, Manchester City and St Johnstone.
PLAYING STAFF (incomplete)
Nick Liversedge Young keeper who started at Rotherham United and made 12 first-team appearances for Darlington between 2007 and 2010 following a debut against Leeds United. Has also played for Whitby Town.
Paddy Little Experienced defender who played for a number of years at Blyth Spartans.
Kris Hughes. Local lad formerly with Birtley Town. Pacy and effective on either flank, Kris occasionally operates as a forward.
Kevin Davison Returned to the club after a brief spell with Consett. Can play on either wing or up front, his blistering pace causes problems for any defence.
David Malloy. Into his second spell at the club having returned last season from West Allotment Celtic.
Craig Nelson. Long serving player who creates chances out of nothing. Proven goalscorer who previously had a professional contract with Sheffield Wednesday.
Paul Robinson Ex-professional who started his career at Darlington before signing for Newcastle United player, where he was picked by Ruud Gullit ahead of Alan Shearer and Duncan Ferguson. Signed for the Roofers in 2011 after spells at a number of clubs including Blackpool, Burnley, Dundee United, Grimsby, Torquay, Horden CW and Chesham United.