Articles by: Aaron Stokes

  • Four players Sunderland Ladies should sign for next season

    Four players Sunderland Ladies should sign for next season

    December 15, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Sunderland Ladies took the step into the FA WSL1 back in 2015 but haven’t yet been able to push on and challenge at the top end of the division. After finishing 8th out of 10 teams this season, which stars could they bring into their side to avoid such a […]

  • History books suggest Sunderland should be confident ahead of Watford clash

    History books suggest Sunderland should be confident ahead of Watford clash

    December 15, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Fans on Wearside could be forgiven for going into Saturday’s clash with Watford feeling pessimistic. However, some eagle-eyed fans may have realised Sunderland have a fantastic chance of beating the Hornets this weekend, if history is anything to go by. Walter Mazzarri’s men sit 11th in the league, while Sunderland remain […]

  • Dickman took charge of the Under 23s after the departure of Andy Welsh.

    Martin Bain: Sunderland will not spend their way out of trouble

    December 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Sunderland fans holding out for a flurry of transfer activity this time next month may be in for a shock, as chief executive Martin Bain has announced the club will not be spending a lot of money when the January transfer window opens. The news hardly comes as a surprise […]

  • Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is out of the Premier League visit to Sunderland. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Sunderland boosted by Hazard squad absence ahead of Chelsea clash

    December 14, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Fans on Wearside worrying about the arrival of Chelsea’s band of superstars will be relieved to hear star man Eden Hazard has not travelled up North with his squad for Wednesday evening’s clash at the Stadium of Light. Hazard is understood to have picked up a small knock during Chelsea’s 1-0 […]

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    Swansea City vs Sunderland Preview: Black Cats hoping to move out of the bottom three with a win

    December 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Sunderland will be hoping to capitalise on Swansea’s poor form of late, by winning at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday. Victory against Bob Bradley’s side would be the Wearsiders’ fourth win in five games. It’s been a contrast of emotions for both clubs in recent weeks. Swansea appointed Bradley as […]

  • The Foundation of Light hosted a number of grassroots events during Girls' Football Week.

    Rachael Laws and Hayley Sharp praise SAFC tournament aimed at young girls

    October 16, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    The Foundation of Light hosted a 7-a-side girls’ tournament as part of the Girls’ Football Week initiative, and Sunderland AFC Ladies’ stars Rachael Laws and Hayley Sharp spoke exclusively to Sportsbyte about how the tournament is a fantastic event for young girls. The FA Girls’ Football Week aims to increase […]

  • Sunderland Ladies: The season so far

    Sunderland Ladies: The season so far

    May 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Sunderland Ladies went into to new season full of hope that they could emulate the achievements of their last campaign. So far, that hasn’t been the case. The season is well underway and this is how their campaign has gone thus far. The Lady Black Cats knew the start of […]

  • Beth Mead celebrates her brace against Watford. Picture credit: Susan Gutteridge

    Beth Mead happy to share the spoils against Reading

    May 5, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Sunderland Ladies forward Beth Mead has said she was pleased with the point her side picked up last weekend against Reading Ladies. The 20-year-old, who recently picked up the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award, scored from a penalty rebound after just eight minutes to put the away […]

  • Sunderland women's basketball team in their new kit

    Sunderland Women’s Basketball team out to avenge 2015 defeat

    April 27, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    It is almost a year since the University of Sunderland Women’s Basketball team travelled to Teesside, only to be beaten in the penultimate event of the evening, which allowed Teesside to get one hand on the Varsity trophy. Sunderland ended up losing that game 76-30, after some fine individual performances from […]

  • Mead was named PFA Young Player of the Year at the awards ceremony last night. Picture credit: Barrington Coombs/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Beth Mead wins PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award

    April 25, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Sunderland Ladies striker Beth Mead has been awarded the PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year award at the annual ceremony in London. The 20-year-old has been in fine form over the past twelve months and netted 12 goals in 14 games for Sunderland last season, making her the top […]