Gateshead could have a potential North East derby match with Shildon in the FA Cup First Round.
The Heed will travel to Dean Street to face Shildon if the County Durham side can overcome Norton in Wednesday's fourth qualifying round replay.
The remaining First Round ties involving North East clubs are as follows:
- Basingstoke or Harrow Borough v Spennymoor Town or AFC Telford
- Blyth Spartans v Altrincham
- Hartlepool United v East Thurrock
- Norton or Shildon v Gateshead
- York v AFC Wimbledon
Gateshead FC has bagged a sponsorship deal with the region’s biggest shopping centre. Intu Metrocentre is now the home shirt sponsor.
“We are absolutely delighted to have intu Metrocentre on board,
“To be supported by such a high profile organisation and one of the region’s biggest employers is fantastic for us.
“It’s also the perfect fit because not only are we both based in Gateshead but also because supporting and working with the community is an important objective for both of us."
“We know what a successful season Gateshead FC had last year and we hope to see them go on to even bigger and better things this year,”
“We are sure this relationship will continue to grow and develop and we look forward to actively working with the club going forward.”
The new shirts will be seen for the first time this Saturday (August 9th) at the International Stadium, when Gateshead take on Torquay United on the opening day of the new Conference season.
The manager of Gateshead FC, Gary Mills, said he desperately wanted a win at Wembley. His team lost 2-1 to Cambridge in the Conference Play-Off final, ending their hopes of a return to the top level of football, after 54 years as a non-league club.
Gateshead FC player Jamie Chandler described the 'sickening feeling' he felt when the team lost at Wembley. They lost 2-1 to Cambridge in the Conference Play-Off final.
Gateshead FC fans will return home to the North East from Wembley empty-handed to face at least another season of non-league football. The Heed lost 2-1 to Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final.
The club said on Twitter: "Gallant effort, but just pulled up short."
Gateshead FC will have to suffer at least another season outside the Football League, after their Conference play-off final ended in a 2-1 defeat to Cambridge United. Victory would have seen them promoted into League Two, but it was not to be.
Thousands of Gateshead FC fans have made the 300-mile trip to Wembley Stadium to watch their side's Conference play-off final against Cambridge United. If they win, they will be promoted back into the Football League after 54 years.
These fans outside the stadium told us what that would mean:
Fans of Gateshead football club are arriving at Wembley Stadium ready for the side's first ever match there. A victory over Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final would lift Gateshead - known as the Heed - into the Football League for the first time in 54 years.
Just one match at Wembley Stadium stands between Gateshead FC and a pace in the Football League after 54 years of non-league football. The Heed Army face Cambridge United in the Conference play-off final. The match kicks off at 4pm.