Kingsley Park

Kingsley Park

A National Lottery grant in the mid-1990's saw Ryton & Crawcrook Albion Football Club (then Ryton FC) move to its current home at Kingsley Park in Crawcrook, Gateshead.

Formerly of Crawcrook Albion FC for many years, the ground was officially opened by H.R.H. Prince Andrew, Duke of York, in 1998 and an inauguration friendly match against a Newcastle United side attracted a club-record attendance of 1,100.

RACA HQ has one full-sized grass pitch and a main stand, which is overlooked by the Clubhouse - consisting of the main social and bar area on the ground floor, committee room, administration office and kitchen area on the first floor, and changing room facilities at the rear. It is also served by a large car park at the entrance.

Thanks to funding from the Football Foundation, a 3G all-weather pitch was installed at the back of the Clubhouse. The facility is used by all RACA members and the local community.