Stockton born, age 29 and living in Ingleby Barwick, Dale is currently in his first season with Shildon after signing from Stockton Town in December 2018.
Dale loved a kickabout from the age of 4 and had a youth career at Middlesbrough FC and Darlington, then started playing Northern League football at the age of 18. Although in his first season with Shildon, Dale has seen 12 northern league seasons with other clubs including Stockton Ancients where he played 300+ games, Marske United and Billingham.
“The opportunity to sign for Shildon came at the right time, I was ready for a new challenge. I would love to be part of a Shildon side that drives the club forward and gets promoted”
”A self-employed joiner in the housing industry he recently tied the knot at Rockliffe Hall to the lovely Rachel.
“I come from a family where football was bred into me from day 1, so it was inevitable that I carried that on. I will try and encourage my children to get into sport, not necessarily football but that would be a bonus, as long as they enjoyed whatever they were to do”
Vocal on the pitch and a ‘sound’ lad off it, when not playing football Dale can be found out with is mates or wining and dining his new wife. Not on a Saturday before the match though that’s saved for poached eggs and beans on toast without fail!