Shielfield Park – The New Home of Andy’s Man Club

📸 | Facilitators at their new home, Shielfield Park. (L to R: John Ritchie, Mike Martin, Kieran Bowell BRFC GM, David Hattle & Garry Greenaway)

Berwick Rangers Football Club is delighted to announce that Shielfield Park will be the new home for Andy’s Man Club Berwick-upon-Tweed.

It became known that the Berwick-upon-Tweed group were on the hunt for a new premises and we were pleased to meet with both Michael Chapplow (Project Development Champion) and John Ritchie (Facilitator) to show them round our facility and offer them a warm, inviting and safe space for all users of the group.

Speaking on the new partnership, Michael was delighted to secure a new venue for the town. He said, “It was great speaking with the club and I think the future for AMC could be really positive in Berwick, thanks to the fantastic offer of a venue from the club. It has everything we are looking for and I’m sure that all of our users will be really pleased with their new home”.

Andy’s Man Club is a peer-to-peer support group for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm, have a storm brewing in life or just want to meet a good group of people with the aim of improving one another. With a service used on a weekly basis by over 3000 men, and an army of 900+ facilitators, the movement is always continuing to grow on a week-by-week basis.

Everyone at Berwick Rangers is thrilled that we can partner with Andy’s Man Club to ensure that this vital group can continue to grow in the town. Supporting men’s mental health is a hugely important goal, and it is an honour to support Michael, John and the rest of facilitators in being able to provide this service for our local community.

The first meeting will be on Monday 27th November at 7pm and will be held every Monday evening thereafter, except Bank Holidays.


At ANDYSMANCLUB, we want to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health and create a judgment-free, confidential space where men can be open about the storms in their lives. We aim to achieve this through weekly, free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups for men aged over 18.