Players

Jonny Ball (Goalkeeper): Solid brave ’keeper, previously with Newcastle United youths, Whitley Bay and a spell in Australia

Anthony Lowerson (Goalkeeper): Young ’keeper with excellent distribution, Previously with Billingham Town and Silksworth

Elliot Woods (Defender): Excellent defender comfortable anywhere across back four, previously with Crook Town, Bishop Auckland.

Davey Gordon (Defender): Excellent left-back with a great engine, previously with Seaham Red Star, Spennymoor, Shildon, West Auckland and Jarrow Roofing

Ben Riding (Defender) (Captain): Excellent defender, very strong and aggressive, previously with Crook Town, South Shields and Bishop Auckland.

Corey Nicholson (Defender): Very quick and strong, comfortable anywhere out wide, previously with Willington, Crook Town, Marske United and Newton Aycliffe

Lee Chapman (Midfielder) Stylish left-sider re-joins Ryhope CW from Seaham Red Star. Previously a pro at Sunderland AFC, also played for Durham City, Seaham and Shildon.

Thomas Bott (Midfielder): Very quick with a great engine, also comfortable at centre-half, previously with Spennymoor, Billingham Synthonia, Marske United, Whitley Bay and Bishop Auckland

Danni Lay (Midfielder): Very strong and physical, comfortable anywhere down the middle of the park, previously with Gateshead, Sunderland RCA and Washington

Jake Winship (Midfielder): A strong, physical midfielder, previously with Bishop Auckland and a spell doing a scholarship in the USA.

Chris Trewick (Midfielder): Excellent Midfielder who quietly goes about his business, been with Ryhope CW since he was 12 years old apart from a very brief spell at Bishop Auckland

Nathaniel Skidmore (Midfielder): Classy young midfielder, previously with Hartlepool United

Robbie Bird (Midfielder): Very tricky wide player who is very experienced in the Northern League. Previously with Chester-le-Street, Crook Town, Whitley Bay and Seaham Red Star.

Matty Weirs (Forward): Tricky wide man, great feet and work rate, previously with Bishop Auckland and Crook Town

Joey Melvin (Forward): Silky forward with a bit of pace, previously with Sunderland RCA and South Shields

Joshua Home-Jackson (Forward): Fantastic work rate and aggression, previously with Sunderland youths, Chester-Le-Street, Whitby Town, Sunderland RCA and Seaham Red Star

Michael Rae (Forward): Very experienced, top centre-forward offering physical strength and goalscoring pedigree. Previously a pro with Hartlepool United, also played for Spennymoor, Celtic Nation and Shildon.

James Ellis (Forward): Superb and accurate left foot, previously with England Schoolboys, Chester-Le-Street and Brandon United