Under 18s

  • Mikael Mandron found the net but couldn't help Sunderland to victory. Picture Credit: SAFC

    Late Everton goal sinks young Sunderland side

    December 2, 2014 at 8:00 am

    Sunderland twice fought back from a goal down but lost 3-2 to Everton in the Barclays U21 Premier League on Monday night. Though Liam Agnew and Carl Lawson were both on target at Goodison Park, Aroune Kone, Bryan Oviedo and Conor McAleny netted to send Robbie Stockdale’s side home empty-handed. This […]

  • Mandron celebrates scoring pre-season winner against Carlisle. Picture Credit: SAFC

    Sunderland youngsters look to continue league revival at Everton

    December 1, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Sunderland head to Goodison Park on Monday night to face Everton in their first Barclays U21 Premier League clash for almost a month. Having lost three of their opening five matches of the season, the Black Cats will be looking to make it a fourth game without defeat in this […]

  • Sunderland: Watmore in Hibs loan move

    Sunderland: Watmore in Hibs loan move

    January 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Teenage Sunderland winger Duncan Watmore has signed for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian on loan until the end of the season. The 19-year-old arrived on Wearside from non-league Altrincham last summer,  and made his Black Cats first-team debut in the FA Cup victory over Carlisle earlier this month. Watmore, the […]

  • Duncan Watmore has been on top form this season. Picture credit: : Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

    Ball: Further studies are a welcome distraction for U21 stars

    January 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    As Duncan Watmore balances his football career with University studies, Sunderland Under-21 boss Kevin Ball believes such distractions can actually benefit footballers. The striker-come-winger, 19, joined the Black Cats from non-league Altrincham in the summer for an undisclosed fee and has since gone on to make his first team debut […]

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    Kevin Ball: Playing Time is Important

    November 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Ball played 389 games for Sunderland scoring 27 goals and was part of two promotion campaigns. Sunderland U21 manager Kevin Ball has underlined the importance of playing time for some members of the first team squad. The former Sunderland captain believes dropping down to play for his side can only benefit […]

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    Kevin Ball: Stadium experience crucial for Sunderland U21s

    November 21, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Sunderland U21 manager Kevin Ball is hoping his team get more opportunities to impress under the Stadium of Light floodlights. Ball believes his side reap the benefits of playing in the 49,000-seater stadium and says they need to get used to the conditions if they are to succeed at the […]

  • U21s Friendly: Sunderland 3-1 Hull

    U21s Friendly: Sunderland 3-1 Hull

    October 23, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Sunderland’s development squad cruised past Hull City in a friendly at the Academy of Light on Tuesday afternoon. Former-SAFC coach Stephen Clemence headed back to Wearside in the opposing dugout but a trialist and Jordan Laidler struck to fire the Black Cats into a first-half lead. The Tigers hit back […]

  • Connor Wickham should start front for Sunderland tonight. Picture Credit: Clive Gee/EMPICS Sport

    SAFC Under-21’s: Sunderland 0 Manchester United 0

    October 2, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Sunderland’s under-21 team drew 0-0 with Manchester United under-21’s in a scrappy match, played in difficult conditions at Eppleton last night. Kevin Ball’s side are yet to find a win this season, and they were unable to get off the mark in their first home fixture against a Manchester United […]