• Sunderland's Jack Rodwell rues a missed chance during the Premier League match against Stoke. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

    Rock bottom and without a manager – what’s next for Sunderland?

    November 8, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Sunderland fans are desperate to find anything to make them smile at the moment. And they’ll have enjoyed some much-needed comic relief when the news filtered through on Tuesday morning that David Moyes was appointed West Ham United’s new manager. Yet when the laughs died down, reality likely hit the Black […]

  • Sunderland Scholars head coach Jamie Chandler “over the moon” after strong win over Northampton

    Sunderland Scholars head coach Jamie Chandler “over the moon” after strong win over Northampton

    November 1, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    Sunderland FoL Scholars 5-0 Northampton Sunderland Scholars coach Jamie Chandler praised his “brilliant” side as they trashed Northampton Town 5-0. The Monkwearmouth scholars maintained their unbeaten league run with goals from Arron Thompson, Max Nelson, Harry Johnson and Codie Howe. Sunderland led 4-0 at half-time after a dominant first-half display from […]

  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Silksworth Cricket Club first team captain predicts hard season ahead

    March 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Silksworth Cricket Club’s senior teams have struggled to finish the season any higher than mid-table in recent seasons. With an influx of paid players going to rival clubs in recent years, the club have maintained the attitude that they have always had and stuck with those players who have come […]

  • Beacon of Light.

    The Foundation of Light have found a revolutionary new home

    March 29, 2017 at 10:31 am

    The Beacon of Light will be the new base of the Foundation of Light, and will provide members of the community with brand new opportunities. The Beacon will allow the Foundation to do more of what they do already in Sunderland, with several football pitches, a school and several opportunities […]

  • Bradley Lowery was a mascot for Sunderland's match with Chelsea on Wednesday.

    Sunderland and Newcastle fans unite in Bradley Lowery charity match

    March 24, 2017 at 2:24 pm

    They may be fierce rivals on the pitch, but Sunderland and Newcastle fans are coming together raise awareness of a rare type of cancer – the very same that is affecting five-year-old battler Bradley Lowery. Lowery has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma, which mostly affects children […]

  • Bradley Lowery was a mascot for Sunderland's match with Chelsea on Wednesday.

    Bradley Lowery’s family “not ready to give up” cancer fight

    March 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    The family of Bradley Lowery, whose battle with terminal cancer has touched the world of football, said he is doing well and they are “not ready to give up”. Lowery, five, from Blackhall, County Durham, has been undergoing treatment to prolong his life after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Last month, […]

  • Shildon scholars looking to build on third successive win

    Shildon scholars looking to build on third successive win

    November 12, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Sunderland FC Shildon scholars are looking to build on their momentum having secured a third consecutive win against Crystal Palace Foundation A on Wednesday. The academy stars produced a fine second half display to run out comprehensive 5-1 winners to move up to fourth in the National Football Youth League […]

  • Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson attended the school to support the running initiative.

    Paralympic legend supports Daily Mile at North East school

    October 27, 2016 at 11:12 am

    “The children aren’t fit” were the words put to Elaine Wyllie, the head teacher of St Ninians primary school, four years ago. Her response was to send a class of year six pupils to run around a field for 15 minutes a day, whatever the weather, and that’s how The […]

  • Dan Marshall was offering tips to the next generation of rugby players.

    Sunderland RFC host Newcastle Falcons for player blitz

    October 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Sunderland RFC welcomed professional rugby starts to Ashbrooke after hosting the Newcastle Falcons for the player blitz. Players from the under 6s to the under 13s turned out to get a tip or two from the Falcons on the playing field at Ashbrooke Sports club – the clubs’ home ground. Falcons academy […]

  • Team South West with the Wilkinson Sword after winning the AoC Championships title.

    AoC Championships makes successful debut in the North East

    April 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

    The AoC Sport National Championships were concluded on Sunday as the South West retained the Wilkinson Sword by winning the title for the second year in succession. The three day event took place in the North East for the first time after previously being held in Bath. The event accommodated […]