Last seasons keeper, David Knight, has stayed with the club and will be joined by former Billingham Synthonia keeper Gareth Shaw.
Players from last season retained are Thomas Marron, Darren Richardson, Pete Parvin and John Brackstone. These four will be joined by new additions in the back line, Alex Nelson from Norton & Stockton ancients, aswell as playing for West Auckland U23’s last season, along with Nelson is experienced central defender Carl Jones who joins West from local rivals Shildon AFC. Washington defender Ibrahim Hassan and Blyth, Gateshead, Durham, Spennymoor and Jarrow Roofing back man Michael Laws also join. Local lad Shane Taylor completes the defence.
Only three midfielder were retained from last season, Mark Hudson, Ross.Gardener and David Edwards, new additions this season are Danny Richmond from Shildon and Seaham. Jack Elliot on-loan from Gateshead. Dean Crozier who played for Queen of the South and Celtic Nation under Joint Manager Steven Skinner. Craig Ruddy returns for his second spell at West. The newest addition is Connor Gardner, brother of Ross.
Last seasons top scorer Adam Burnicle has re-signed and put pen to paper on a new contract, following an impressive 20 goals in 26 appearances last year. Former West favourite Matty Moffat re-joins from Newton Aycliffe. Another return to West, this time striker Steven Richardson returns after a year away with Dunston UTS. Adam Preston also joins from Teesside team Marske United.