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  • Wearside Wallabies shortlisted for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving grant

    Wearside Wallabies shortlisted for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving grant

    August 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Sunderland Aussie Rules side Wearside Wallabies have been shortlisted for a prestigious funding grant to help them to continue to grow the sport in the area. The Grassroots Giving grant, from Skipton Building Society, rewards clubs and societies around the country for supporting their local community, with 161 pots of […]

     
  • Walking Football available for over-55s in Sunderland

    Walking Football available for over-55s in Sunderland

    August 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    The Chairman of the Wearside League is looking to start up Walking Football in Sunderland. Peter Maguire wants to build interest in the sport for over-55s, and would eventually like to have a league. Walking Football is a slower version of football, played on 3G pitches, where the only rule […]

     
  • North East Sport Fun Run hailed a “great success”

    North East Sport Fun Run hailed a “great success”

    August 4, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    North East Sport’s first Family Fun Run has been hailed as a “great success” – and they are looking to hold a similar event every year. Around 65 runners took part in the event on July 19 at Backhouse Park, which was being held to promote positive team learning through […]

     
  • Sunderland West End host charity match in aid of Peter David Lane Trust Fund & Cancer Research

    Sunderland West End host charity match in aid of Peter David Lane Trust Fund & Cancer Research

    July 29, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Sunderland West End FC are holding a charity match tomorrow night in aid of the Peter David Lane Trust Fund, with all money raised donated to Cancer Research. The Fund, set up in October 2003 in memory of Peter who died at the age of 13, has raised over £100,00 […]

     
  • Sunderland fans’ floral tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney delivered to St James’ Park

    Sunderland fans’ floral tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney delivered to St James’ Park

    July 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    The fundraising page set up by a Sunderland fan in tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney has now raised £29,000 – and flowers have now been delivered to St James’ Park. Newcastle United supporters John, 63, and Liam, 28, were among the passengers of the tragic MH17 flight, as […]

     
  • Donation page set up by Sunderland fan in tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney raises £25,000

    Donation page set up by Sunderland fan in tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney raises £25,000

    July 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    A donation page set up by a Sunderland fan to pay for a £100 floral tribute to the two Newcastle United supporters who tragically lost their lives on the MH17 air crash has now raised £25,000. John Alder, 63, and Liam Sweeney, 28, were travelling to New Zealand to watch […]

     
  • Family Fun Run at Backhouse Park this weekend

    Family Fun Run at Backhouse Park this weekend

    July 17, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    North East Sport are holding a Family Fun Run this weekend to promote a healthy lifestyle and sport to young people. The run will take place at Backhouse Park on Saturday 19 July between 10am and midday. The day will include a raffle, health MOTs, facepainting, light refreshments and an […]