Boldon CA Sports Ground (Jarrow Roofing)

Aside from the name being a mouthful, this is a rather lovely little non-league ground tucked away on the outskirts of the South Tyneside town of Jarrow.

More commonly and fantastically known simply as Jarrow Roofing, they’re a relatively new club, having resided here since being founded in 1987.

The ground itself is almost nondescript but packed full of character. In terms of seating, there’s a grandstand at one side of the pitch elevated nicely for a good view and the opposite side is a mix of one row of seats and a very small terrace.

Complete with corrugated roofs they are a one of a kind and whilst not pretty in the conventional sense, it’s easy to fall in love with them. It’s what’s best known as character.

The last stand of note is behind the goal. Decorated with “Ha’way The Roofers” in massive letters and a row of blue seats, it also sports a giant purple unicorn in one of the seats. I don’t want to mock too much incase of it being in memory of someone, but there’s no mention of it anywhere except several other fans asking what the hell it’s about.

Again though, it’s the sort of ridiculous little touch that makes this a memorable visit. It’s quite out of the way but definitely a worthwhile stop-off.

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