Gateshead Soul Supporters Society have been confirmed as official shareholders of Gateshead FC.

Following the development being recorded on Companies House, a statement said:

"From a small number of fans having a few drinks in the Pelaw Social Club, to having nearly 150 paying members worldwide and supporting the club with our own online shop, selling merchandise created by local business Sew Unique. The last two years have been a challenging, enlightening and rewarding journey, with almost every emotion having been experienced.

"We would immediately like to thank the Football Supporters’ Association, who have supported us every step of the way. Most importantly, we also wish to thank the incredible efforts of the Heed Army, especially our Soul members.

"Quite frankly, without the backing of you, we would not be in this position. This is just the start for our part-owned club. ‘Wor club."

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