Scholars

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
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    Sunderland FoL Scholars take derby day spoils in Shildon battle

    April 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Sunderland FoL Scholars claimed the derby bragging rights against local rivals Shildon Scholars in a tough 3-2 victory on Wednesday. In a game that saw some hard tackles, Shildon finished the game with ten men after Kieran Parnaby was sent off for receiving […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Scholars vice captain – “You won’t get much better” than Sunderland’s scholarship

    Sunderland FoL Scholars vice captain – “You won’t get much better” than Sunderland’s scholarship

    March 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars are the first group to undergo Sunderland’s new football scholarship program, and vice captain Codie Howe has been impressed by the program so far. When we asked about the scholarship program, Howe said: “I’m enjoying it, I’m playing football day in day out, it’s what I’ve […]

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

    Scholars head coach Martin Jones praises “fantastic” first six months

    March 3, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars head coach Martin Jones has spoken of his delight after a “fantastic” first six months in charge. The FoL introduced the Sunderland Scholarship scheme, based at Monkwearmouth Academy, in September, with the aim of giving aspiring footballers a chance to combine regular, high-level football with academic […]

     
  • Scholars v Barnet

    Sunderland FoL Scholars through to NFYL Trophy final

    March 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars have made it through to the NFYL Trophy final after a convincing 4-0 win over Barnet FC Scholars on Wednesday. The win gives Sunderland the exciting opportunity to play the final in a football league ground, against […]