• 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 […]

  • General view of away fans in their current position at the Stadium of Light.

    Fanzine responds to rule change with away fans set to be moved at Sunderland

    March 27, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Sunderland’s best known fanzine has had its say on a new rule that would require the club to relocate away fans from their current position in the Upper North Stand. A Love Supreme, founded in 1989, is an independent Sunderland supporters’ magazine and website. The new Premier League rule will […]

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

    Foundation of Light head coach hails education programme for Sunderland Scholars

    March 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    With Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars’ National Football Youth League Trophy final against Brighton on the horizon, head coach Martin Jones has praised the education system at the club. The Scholars have had a great first season on the pitch but Jones highlighted the importance of education, which is based at […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (centre) reacts during the Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Five things we learnt: Sunderland 0-0 Burnely

    March 21, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Two points dropped or a point gained? That seemed to be the general debate as supporters exited the Stadium of Light on Saturday afternoon. For it seemed a missed opportunity for the Black Cats who, while far from dominating the game, had opportunities to put their visitors to bed. In a […]

  • Sunderland now face Chelsea in the next round. Photo: Twitter/@SAFCLadies

    Sunderland Ladies progress in FA Women’s Cup with victory over Aston Villa Ladies

    March 21, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Goals from Vic Williams, Hayley Sharp and Lucy Staniforth helped Sunderland Ladies to a 3-2 win over Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon. Williams poked Sunderland into a 14th minute lead only for Natasha Baptiste to level the scoreline four minutes later. Sharp regained Sunderland’s lead in the 35th minute only […]

  • Neither Sunderland nor Liverpool could find the breakthrough at Eppleton.

    Black Cats exit Premier League Cup after drawing home blank

    March 18, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Sunderland U23s were knocked out of the Premier League Cup by Colchester United thanks to a ninth minute strike from Eoin McKeown on a wet evening at Eppleton CW. Josh Maja’s penalty miss at the death followed by his equaliser being ruled out for offside capped off a miserable night […]

  • Sunderland manager David Moyes (left) talks tactics to 	Sebastian Larsson. PA Images.

    Sunderland braced for relegation six-pointer against Burnley

    March 17, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    We’re well and truly into the business end of the season now, and Sunderland are preparing to welcome Burnley to the Stadium of Light in a relegation six-pointer. Games are running out for Sunderland, who are still rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and desperately need points if they […]

  • PA.

    Adam Johnson loses child sex conviction appeal

    March 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Former England footballer Adam Johnson has lost a challenge against his conviction for sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan. His application for permission to appeal was dismissed by three judges in London on Thursday. The Court of Appeal judges also rejected his bid for a reduction in his six-year […]

  • Sunderland FoL Scholars 4-1 Crystal Palace A.

    Highlights: Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars defeat 10 men Crystal Palace

    March 16, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars scored four goals in nine minutes to come back from 1-0 down and claim all three points to continue their league title push against Crystal Palace A on Wednesday. A Crystal Palace red card saw the game turn on its head and Sunderland capitalised to […]