Local sport

  • 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 […]

     
  • South Shields prepare for Wembley trip with training at Sunderland and Newcastle

    South Shields prepare for Wembley trip with training at Sunderland and Newcastle

    May 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    South Shields are preparing for the game of their life at Wembley in The FA Vase final. Their last four training sessions will take place at Newcastle and Sunderland’s top facilities. The Mariners will train at Sunderland’s Academy of Light tonight (May 11), on Saturday and on Tuesday, before a […]

     
  • Sunderland maintained their winning start to the BUCS season with a win over Leeds. Picture credit: Jack Jarv

    Silksworth Cricket Club second team beaten by local rivals Ryhope

    May 10, 2017 at 8:36 am

    A depleted Silksworth CC seconds fell to defeat against cross-city rivals Ryhope despite posting a strong 194 on a batting friendly pitch. Ian Laverick and Paul Baldasera both dropped short of half centuries for Silksworth, with Glen Davison and Kumar scoring good knocks of 24 and 26. Ryhope’s Graham Pickering […]

     
  • Thunder had a solid start to their season but haven't kept up their form. Picture: Twitter @ThunderRugby.

    Thunder drop out of playoffs after loss to Whitehaven

    May 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Newcastle Thunder’s slide down the table continued at the weekend as they were beaten 34-20 by Whitehaven at the Recreation Ground. Scott McAvoy scored twice for the hosts while Steve Roper kicked four goals from five attempts as the Cumbrian club secured revenge against Thunder, who beat Carl Forster’s side […]