Scholars

  • 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 […]

     
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    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 […]

     
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    Sunderland FoL Scholars vs Barnet FC Scholars – NFYL Trophy semi-final preview

    February 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter On Wednesday, Sunderland AFC Foundation of Light Scholars face Barnet FC Scholars in the NFYL trophy semi-final. Advancing to the final would give the Scholars an exciting opportunity to play at a football league stadium. Sunderland will be full of confidence going […]

     
  • Sunderland Scholars back to winning ways with thumping of Crystal Palace

    Sunderland Scholars back to winning ways with thumping of Crystal Palace

    February 24, 2017 at 11:17 am

    By Sam Johnson, Alex Baxter and Adam Smith. Sunderland FoL scholars are back to winning ways after beating Crystal Palace B 7-1, having previously lost their last two games. After back-to-back defeats Sunderland returned to form in convincing fashion, firing seven past Crystal Palace Foundation B. Craig Ellison opened the […]

     
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    Sunderland Scholars 2- 3 Coventry City: Sunderland suffer heartbreak after last gasp winner

    February 9, 2017 at 8:48 am

    By Adam Baxter and Adam Smith Sunderland FoL Scholars suffered a heart-breaking loss to table toppers Coventry City after a dramatic 90 minutes on Wednesday. Coventry scored two first half goals only for Sunderland to fight back and equalise in the last minute. But Sunderland hearts were broken after a breakaway […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Scholars had been on a 10 match unbeaten spell.

    Highlights: Sunderland FoL Scholars’ unbeaten run comes to an end against Northampton

    February 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    By Adam Smith, Alex Baxter and Sam Johnson Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars suffered their first league defeat of the season after a 2-1 loss to Northampton Town Scholars on Wednesday afternoon. Despite an Arron Thompson penalty giving Sunderland the lead, Northampton fought back to claim all three points. After […]

     
  • Sunderland Scholars progress to semi-finals with thrilling victory over West Ham

    Sunderland Scholars progress to semi-finals with thrilling victory over West Ham

    January 19, 2017 at 10:39 am

    Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Sunderland FoL Scholars came out on top against a resilient West Ham side with a 5-3 victory in the quarter-finals of the National Football Youth League Cup on Wednesday. Sunderland took the lead early in the first half, with skipper Aaron Duell scoring directly from […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Scholars beat Shildon FoL to go top of the league on Friday.

    Chandler praises side’s “spirit and discipline” after Sunderland FoL beat Shildon

    December 7, 2016 at 11:39 am

    By David Barwise, Guy Owen, Scott Paddon, Joe Ramage, Sam Smedley, and Peter Whalen Sunderland AFC FoL coach Jamie Chandler heaped praise on his side’s “fantastic” discipline and “first class” team spirit as they claimed bragging rights over their rivals Shildon AFC FoL with a 4-0 victory on Friday. Craig […]

     
  • Shildon FoL lost 4-0 to Sunderland FoL on Friday night.

    FoL Shildon coach “not worried” about side’s disciplinary problems

    December 6, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Foundation of Light Shildon scholars coach Alan Young says “he’s not really worried” about his side frequently picking up yellow cards. The Wearside scholars have now accumulated 15 yellow cards in all competitions after Jack Clow and Daniel Neilson were carded in their 4-0 defeat to FoL Sunderland on Friday. […]

     
  • Shildon FoL lost 4-0 to Sunderland FoL on Friday night.

    HIGHLIGHTS: Sunderland Scholars put four past Shildon

    December 5, 2016 at 9:50 am

    By David Barwise, Guy Owen, Scott Paddon, Joe Ramage, Sam Smedley, and Peter Whalen A comfortable 4-0 victory away to Foundation of Light rivals Shildon meant Sunderland went top of the Midlands/North Division on Friday night. Goals from Craig Ellison, Alex Ramshaw and captain Aaron Duell put the game beyond Shildon […]