• 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 […]

  • Sunderland Ladies v Bristol

    Staniforth penalty ensures Sunderland Ladies claim first win of Spring Series

    May 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Sunderland Ladies claimed a first win of the FA WSL Spring Series campaign on Saturday night with a 1-0 win over Bristol City Women at the Hetton Centre. Lucy Staniforth’s sole penalty in the 76th minute ensured the Lady Black Cats extended their unbeaten run. Steph Roche and Abbey Joice […]

  • Chandler began his career with Sunderland.

    Jamie Chandler glad to have ‘grasped opportunity’ as Sunderland Scholars assistant

    May 9, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Sunderland Scholars assistant Jamie Chandler has expressed his delight with his first year as coach of the Foundation of Light side. The Spennymoor Town midfielder, who has had a great year on the pitch with his side winning promotion, talked to SportsByte about how much he has enjoyed his role with […]

  • Jones took charge of the Foundation's scholars after leaving a similar role with Plymouth.

    Foundation of Light Sunderland Scholars coach Martin Jones aiming to continue successful scheme

    May 9, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars head coach Martin Jones has hailed the ‘fantastic’ first year of the programme and hopes the project will continue to develop. The squad are currently top of the Under 19 National Football Youth League and will face Brighton and Hove Albion’s Community side in the NYFL Trophy final […]

  • Durham were narrowly beaten by the new league leaders. Photos: Susan Gutteridge.

    Durham Women suffer title blow after defeat at Everton

    May 8, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Durham Women have seen their FA WSL 2 Spring Series title hopes take a dent after defeat at Everton Ladies. Gabby George’s first half header was enough for the hosts, although the visitors will feel aggrieved after having a late goal controversially disallowed. The Wildcats started the day top of the […]

  • Spennymoor are in the hat for the FA Cup first round. Andrew Ferguson.

    Spennymoor Town’s Jamie Chandler praises performance after Northern Premier League play-off final victory

    May 8, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Spennymoor Town’s Jamie Chandler praised his side’s performance after their Northern Premier League play-off final 1-0 win over Stourbridge. Robert Ramshaw’s 30th minute strike was the difference as the Moors joined Blyth Spartans in securing a place in next year’s National League North. Former Sunderland midfielder Chandler was delighted to achieve promotion in his debut season at the […]

  • David Moyes could get his wish of overhauling the Sunderland squad in the summer.

    Big decisions for Sunderland – should they stay or go?

    May 8, 2017 at 10:02 am

    With Sunderland’s relegation to the Championship confirmed, David Moyes will be casting his thoughts ahead to his summer recruitment drive and plotting the incomings and outgoings at the Stadium of Light. The manager has confirmed he is likely to stay at the club, but reports suggest Moyes has requested an […]

  • Both Shields sides have dominated the Northern League this year and occupy the top two spots.

    South Shields win Durham Challenge Cup with victory over Billingham Synthonia

    May 4, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Goals either side of half-time meant South Shields lifted the Durham Challenge Cup with a 2-0 victory over Billingham Synthonia at Hartlepool United on Wednesday night. Andrew Stephenson fired South Shields into a 40th minute lead and David Foley doubled Shields’ advantage two minutes into the second half. Shields had plenty […]

  • Sunderland Scholars close in on league title after Shrewsbury thrashing

    Sunderland Scholars close in on league title after Shrewsbury thrashing

    May 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Sunderland FoL Scholars edged closer to winning the NFYL North/Midlands league title on Wednesday with a comfortable 6-0 win over Shrewsbury Town Scholars. The win puts Sunderland 11 points clear at the top of the league after Liverpool Scholars, who have four games […]