University football

  • Netball's point had levelled the scores at 2-2 overall.

    Teesside regain Varsity title with big win over Sunderland

    March 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    University of Sunderland were unable to retain their Tees Wear Varsity crown as they fell to a heavy defeat to Teesside University on Wednesday. The Wearsiders claimed wins in American football, cricket, netball and basketball. Rowing shared a point in contentious circumstances, adding to Sunderland’s equestrian victory from earlier in the […]

     
  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Rowley reflects on women’s football season at halfway point

    January 11, 2017 at 10:06 am

    As the winter break brings university football to a halt, the women’s chairwoman is optimistic about new year after a difficult start to the season. Chairwoman Emma Rowley believes that the break has come at good time for the squad: “The winter break is going to do us all good. We’ve […]

     
  • Sunderland and Teesside women's football teams in action at Southern Areas Playing Fields.

    Break comes at right time for Uni women’s football team

    December 22, 2016 at 8:01 am

    University of Sunderland women’s manager Phil Naisbett has welcomed the league’s winter break, saying it will do his side “the world of good”. The team goes into it off the back of a disappointing 7-1 defeat to Sheffield, but he’s backing his players to put that behind them before the […]

     
  • Portuguese footballer eyeing consecutive promotions across two countries

    Portuguese footballer eyeing consecutive promotions across two countries

    December 15, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Joao Francisco Vasconcelos is hoping that his title winning form from last season can continue, as University of Sunderland 3rds bid for an immediate return to BUCS Northern 5B Division. Vasconcelos, who is from Leiria on the west coast of Portugal, found himself thrown straight into the heart of the […]

     
  • Promotion push on the cards for gritty Sunderland football thirds

    Promotion push on the cards for gritty Sunderland football thirds

    December 15, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Following two tough away losses in October, you’d be forgiven for thinking this season was going to be painfully similar to last for the Sunderland 3rds, having suffered relegation. But a new determination to the side has meant they have crept up to 3rd in the table, with one goal […]

     
  • Ollie Watt: A week in the life of Football’s President

    Ollie Watt: A week in the life of Football’s President

    December 15, 2016 at 10:49 am

    Ollie Watt tells it how it is, and pulls no punches when suggesting the University’s footballers need free time to play their games. Momentum is key in football, and this is a rarity at the University of Sunderland. Players feel lectures and seminars are difficult to miss on a match […]

     
  • Improvement Needed after Winter Break for Sunderland 2nds

    Improvement Needed after Winter Break for Sunderland 2nds

    December 14, 2016 at 12:05 am

    It has been a season of highs and lows for Sunderland 2nds, but as the players head off for a winter break they will be hopeful of an improved second half of the campaign. The team have been hampered by typical university timetable complications, and as such have rarely been […]

     
  • BUCS: University Women’s Football – Sunderland Suffer Heavy Defeat Against Sheffield

    BUCS: University Women’s Football – Sunderland Suffer Heavy Defeat Against Sheffield

    December 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    University of Sheffield 2nd’s 7 – 1 Sunderland Sunderland went in to the fixture looking to build on the point against Leeds last week. However they succumbed to a heavy defeat in Sheffield. The home side dominated the first half and were helped by strong winds in their favour. It […]

     
  • The third team surprised everyone with the win.

    Youssef eyeing promotion after ‘surprise’ victory over Huddersfield

    December 13, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    University of Sunderland footballer Rany Youssef has said the men’s 3rd team are eyeing promotion following their win over Huddersfield 2nds last Wednesday. Huddersfield 2nds were top of the BUCS Northern 6B table, but an unexpected home win at Silksworth has put Sunderland 3rds back into promotion contention. Sunderland shocked […]

     
  • Sunderland have struggled since their promotion last season.

    Sunderland men’s football firsts still struggling at the halfway point

    December 13, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Having been promoted last season following a fantastic campaign which included a title win on the final day of the league season and a run to a cup final, the University’s men’s football first team had a brilliant season last time out. However, following their promotion the team have struggled […]