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  • The FA Vase trophy on it's plinth before the game

    South Shields FC parade postponed

    May 24, 2017 at 10:49 am

    South Shields FC have confirmed their planned victory parade has been postponed following the Manchester attack. The Mariners had been working with South Tyneside Council to organise a homecoming celebration for their FA Vase trophy win at Wembley on Sunday. However, in a statement released by the club, South Shields FC […]

     
  • South Shields celebrate winning the Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium, London.

    South Shields claim FA Vase glory against Cleethorpes

    May 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    South Shields wrapped up a dream season by beating Cleethorpes Town 4-0 to win the FA Vase at Wembley.  Carl Finnigan’s penalty in the 43rd minute put Shields into a deserved lead after Gavin Cogdon was fouled by Tim Lowe.  Three goals in the final ten minutes sealed the win for […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Scholars close in on NFYL North/Midlands title

    Sunderland FoL Scholars close in on NFYL North/Midlands title

    May 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Braces from Craig Ellison, Jak Hanson and Arron Thompson put Sunderland in prime position to become NFYL North/Midlands’s division champions as they beat Coventry FC Scholars (HEN) 6-1. Ellison opened the scoring after a flick on from strike partner Hanson put him […]

     
  • John Astley in action during his first round match against Ken Doherty during day three of the williamhill.com UK Championships at The Barbican Centre, York.

    Astley ‘close’ to top 64 after excellent season

    May 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

    John Astley, 28, is closing in on his target of breaking into the top 64 ranking spots and is pleased with the snooker he has produced this season. He started the season in the 70’s but estimates when the rankings are published ahead of next season he’ll be around the 66 […]

     
  • Mildred Christianne claims she would “love to captain” netball 2nds again

    Mildred Christianne claims she would “love to captain” netball 2nds again

    May 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

    University of Sunderland netball 2nds captain, Mildred Christianne, wants to lead her side again next campaign, after they finished the season six points ahead of the relegation zone. Despite a disappointing end to their season following four consecutive defeats, Christianne wants to retain her armband. She said: “Next year, with more commitment […]

     
  • File photo dated 02-05-2017 of Mark Selby celebrates winning the Betfred Snooker World Championship.

    Gateshead snooker player Astley hails ‘unstoppable’ World Champion Selby

    May 16, 2017 at 3:40 pm

      Gateshead potter John Astley, 28, calls Mark Selby “unstoppable” after claiming the 2017 World Championship in Sheffield. The world no. 1 overcame John Higgins 18-15 in the final to pick up his fifth ranking title of the season and Astley feels that Selby is in the form of his career. […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • South Shields FC excited ahead of Wembley trip

    South Shields FC excited ahead of Wembley trip

    May 16, 2017 at 11:55 am

    The Mariners reflect on a great season and look ahead to their FA Vase Final against Cleethorpes Town on May 21. In a season remember the club has gained national recognition following a 32 game winning run, having also wrapped up the Northern League title and promotion, along with two […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Shrewsbury Town's Adam El-Abd (right) and Sunderland's Joel Asoro battle for the ball during the EFL Cup, Second Round match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Over 16,000 tickets claimed for Sunderland U23 European final

    May 15, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Sunderland AFC have confirmed over 16,000 people have claimed their tickets for Sunderland U23s Premier League Youth International Cup final v FC Porto. The final is to be played at the Stadium of Light on Wednesday 17th May. Entry is free and supporters have snapped up the opportunity to see […]