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  • Sunderland City Predators, far side, in action against Team Northumbria

    Anderson pleased with performance against Volleyball elite

    December 4, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Sunderland City Predators women’s Volleyball coach Steven Anderson was “very pleased” with the performance of the players on Sunday, even though they lost to Team Northumbria in the third round of the National Cup. The Predators started brightly in the first set but were unable to get close enough to […]

  • Nelson concerned over postponements

    Nelson concerned over postponements

    December 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland West End manager Anthony Nelson has conceded that repetitive fixture postponements could have a negative effect on his side’s form as they reach the halfway point in the season. The West Enders have not played a game since November 22 after two consecutive league games were cancelled due to […]

  • Hockey team suffer largest loss of season

    Hockey team suffer largest loss of season

    December 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    A second-half which saw Durham University pile on ten goals, helped hand the University of Sunderland women’s Hockey team its heaviest loss of the year. With 10 minutes to go in the game, Durham was leading by 14 goals, equal to the margin in Sunderland’s Varsity game, and then as […]

  • Positive day for Sunderland’s rowers on Tyneside

    Positive day for Sunderland’s rowers on Tyneside

    December 4, 2014 at 11:14 am

    A composite men’s 8+ earned a creditable finish at Rutherford’s 2014 Head Race last weekend. The race, which took place on Saturday, was held along the Gateshead stretch of the Tyne and involved a variety of categories in two divisions. The boat was made up of: Abby Harris (cox), Stephen […]

  • Paralympian Jack Bridge has recently joined Sunderland City swim team

    Paralympic athlete makes solid start at City club

    December 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Paralympic finalist Jack Bridge has already seen an improvement since moving from Northumbria University swim team to Sunderland Swimming club. Bridge recently competed at the BUCS swimming championships held from November 14-16, where he represented Northumbria University and picked up five gold medals for the team. The 20-year-old also swam at […]

  • Sunderland Aquatics Centre

    New Swimming talent optimistic for end of the season

    December 2, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    City of Sunderland swimming club has gained three more national finalists from various areas of the North East, adding to their fast growing programme. The newest swimmers to join the programme are Emma Cassell, 16, Mason Jacques, 16, and Zak Logue, 16. Danny Thompson, head coach at City of Sunderland, […]

  • Stockdale's U23s picked up their first Checkatrade Trophy win. safc.com

    Stockdale “heartened” by Under 21s fighting spirit

    December 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Everton U21 – 3 Sunderland U21 – 2 Manager Robbie Stockdale was left “disappointed” after his Sunderland Under 21s’ three game unbeaten run came to an end at Goodison Park last night, despite twice coming from behind. Arouna Kone, returning from injury, opened the scoring after 32 minutes but Sunderland’s […]

  • Sunderland RCA against Marske set to go ahead

    Sunderland RCA against Marske set to go ahead

    December 2, 2014 at 11:24 am

    After Saturday’s clash with Bishop Auckland was unfortunately postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Sunderland RCA will now look to get their season back on track against second-in-the-table Marske United this evening. According to the club groundsman the condition of the pitch has improved since the weekend and tonight’s fixture should […]

  • Entire squad praised for Westoe win

    Entire squad praised for Westoe win

    December 1, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Director of Rugby Andy Howells was ecstatic after his Westoe side put an end to their losing streak with a 41-12 win against Rossendale. Westoe ran in six tries, one of which was a penalty try, with three in each half. Luke Moffett and James Clark scored in the first […]

  • The Russell Foster Youth League

    Russell Foster U17s league round up

    December 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Elemore Boys continued their unbeaten start to the season as they made it six wins from seven with a hard fought victory 6-4 over Consett Athletic in the Russell Foster U17s 1st division. Elemore are now sitting pretty at the top of the division three points clear as well as […]