Local sport

  • Lee Picton 'delighted' with Hodgson contribution.

    “We didn’t just cope, we thrived in Durham Challenge cup final” – Lee Picton

    May 21, 2019 at 11:57 am

    South Shields FC Academy joint-manager Lee Picton says he was proud of his side’s performance in the Durham Challenge Cup final. The Mariners were forced to field a very young team due to the first team playing their league play-off match the following day. 10 academy products played in the […]

     
  • England group team photo during the international friendly match at the Amsterdam ArenA

    Former Sunderland trio called up to England squad by Southgate

    May 21, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Jordan Henderson, Jordan Pickford and Danny Rose have all been selected in Gareth Southgate’s 27-man squad ahead of the UEFA Nations League finals next month. Southgate previously selected all three players for the World Cup in Russia last summer, along with another former Black Cat Danny Welbeck who missed the […]

     
  • Ian Kirby on his Passion for Motorsport: “I couldn’t do it without my family”

    Ian Kirby on his Passion for Motorsport: “I couldn’t do it without my family”

    May 17, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Motorsport is a sport which can be often seen as more expensive and time consuming to participate in compared to maybe football or rugby. So why does it have thousands of people who take part every weekend on circuits and rally stages who are all so passionate about what they […]

     
  • Young footballers developing well at Northern League Easington Colliery

    Young footballers developing well at Northern League Easington Colliery

    May 16, 2019 at 11:21 am

      Taking the step up from junior football to senior football certainly isn’t easy, but the young squad at Northern League Division Two side Easington Colliery have adapted well to the men’s game. With an average squad age of just 23, many of the players at Easington Colliery are only […]

     
  • South Shields Lose Promotion Battle But Community Spirit is key says Picton

    South Shields Lose Promotion Battle But Community Spirit is key says Picton

    May 16, 2019 at 11:20 am

    South Shields Football Club are one of the success stories in non league football at the moment. Following on from a promotion from the Northern League in the 2016/17 season, they repeated the feat the following year.   This season they were on the brink of a third successive promotion, […]

     
  • Sunderland Uni Rugby take part in annual Morpeth 7s tournament

    May 15, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Sunderland University RFC gathered together a group of 15 players to compete in the social competition at the Morpeth 7s on Sunday May 5th. After winning two and losing one, Sunderland’s team, “halfbacks and halfwits,” finished second in their group, scoring 12 tries overall. “It was a great day out […]

     
  • England's Ben Stokes during day one of the Specsavers Third Test match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

    England all-rounder Ben Stokes signs three-year contract extension with Durham

    May 15, 2019 at 2:01 pm

    The 27-year-old has played his whole career with the county and has signed an extension to his contract, keeping him with Durham until 2021. He made his debut for Durham during the 2009 season and received his first senior England cap less than two years later. With the World Cup […]

     
  • Wallsend and District Pool League – The Anson season review

    Wallsend and District Pool League – The Anson season review

    May 15, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    The Anson is confirmed to finish bottom of the table after a disappointing loss to their nearest rivals The Mauretania. They will however not be relegated this season as a change in format was introduced which saw the two divisions merged into one. It has been a dismal campaign for […]

     
  • Season Review: Middlesbrough RFC A side complete unbeaten season to finish top of Tees Valley League

    Season Review: Middlesbrough RFC A side complete unbeaten season to finish top of Tees Valley League

    May 11, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    After 18 games, Middlesbrough have finished in first place, 4 points clear of second placed Richmondshire. Scoring 922 points and conceding just 238, they end the season with a points difference of plus 684. “We’ve scored some amazing tries this year and to score that many points in just 18 […]

     
  • Josh Kelly: What next for the Sunderland boxer?

    Josh Kelly: What next for the Sunderland boxer?

    May 11, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    Sunderland born boxer Josh Kelly has nine wins from nine including six knockouts, but what lies next for the current Commonwealth Welterweight Champion? The 25-year-old was set to fight European welterweight champion David Avanesyan in December of last year, but pulled out due to illness and has only had one […]