Articles by: Jake Smith
 

  • Scholars assistant coach Jamie Chandler reflects on ‘brilliant’ 2016/17 season

    Scholars assistant coach Jamie Chandler reflects on ‘brilliant’ 2016/17 season

    May 16, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    Sunderland Scholars assistant Jamie Chandler has been talking to Sportsbyte about his 2016/17 season playing and coaching. The midfielder has been working alongside Martin Jones leading the Sunderland Scholars – a programme set up to help develop young footballers and give them an education alongside learning more about the game. Although […]

     
  • Head coach Martin Jones impressed with first year of Sunderland Scholars scheme

    Head coach Martin Jones impressed with first year of Sunderland Scholars scheme

    May 15, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Sunderland Scholars head coach Martin Jones has been extremely impressed with the attitude of his young scholars side as they look to win the league and the FA Cup National Football Youth Trophy final. The Sunderland Scholars programme was set up by the Foundation of Light in order to help build […]

     
  • Jennings in under national spotlight after his Test hundred. Press Association.

    Durham batsman Keaton Jennings sets his sights on becoming England great

    April 7, 2017 at 10:42 am

      Durham batsman Keaton Jennings is striving to follow in the footsteps of teammates Ben Stokes and Paul Collingwood in securing his name as an England great. Jennings had a career defining year in 2016, being named County Championship player of the year by the Cricket Writers’ Club and leading […]

     
  • University cricket takes place indoors until April.

    Lewis Aiken impressed by University cricket’s Varsity victory over Teesside

    March 28, 2017 at 8:45 am

    University of Sunderland cricket captain Lewis Aiken was impressed with his team’s “overall excellent performance” after they comfortably beat Teesside University in their Varsity tie on Wednesday. Lewis admitted feeling confident his team would come away with a win before the game: “As Varsity came around again I was very confident with the […]

     
  • Sunderland-based Made4thecage has become one of the top MMA promotions in the UK. Picture: Twitter.

    North East promoters set to join MMA World Cup

    March 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm

      North East MMA organisation Made4TheCage have been officially announced as the 21st team to compete in the first ever MMA World Cup. The competition, which begins May 13 in Russia, will see organisations from all over the globe go head-to-head in the tournament, the likes of which the world […]

     
  • Sunderland-based Made4thecage has become one of the top MMA promotions in the UK. Picture: Twitter.

    Lewis Garside turns professional to become latest fighter to join Made4thecage stable

    March 7, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Sunderland cage fighter Lewis “The Leprechaun” Garside, 11-2-0, is the latest fighter to join the Made4thecage roster after an impressive unanimous points decision win for the UAR (Unified Amateur Rules) Featherweight title against Welshman Scott “Demkhraft” Pedersen at Made4thecage 23 Carnage. It was announced that Lewis, who fights out of Spartan Gym […]

     
  • Sunderland stars Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe present James Mulheron with his heavyweight belt with Made4thecage co-owner Dale Percival (Right)  at Made4thecage 23 Carnage. Angy Ellis Photography.

    European heavyweight champion James Mulheron retains his belt at Rainton Meadows

    March 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

    James “The Juggernaut” Mulheron, now 11-1-0, showed why he is European Heavyweight Champion after retaining his belt against German Ruben “The Viking” Wolf, 11-9-0, in a unanimous points win, as Made4thecage returned to Rainton Meadows Arena for its 23rd installment, ‘Carnage.’ Mulheron’s only defeat inside the octagon came when the two […]

     
  • Man of the moment M’Vila Sunderland’s best ever midfielder?

    Man of the moment M’Vila Sunderland’s best ever midfielder?

    December 12, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Yann M’vila is one of Sunderland’s main men this year, but how does he compare to previous Black Cats’ midfielders? The Black Cats are still looking for a good run of form this season and are hoping that Sam Alledyce is the man to do the job. A lot of […]