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    “We want to be seen as the beacon of football development centres across the UK” says Sunderland College Faculty Director

    April 17, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Sunderland College’s Faculty Director of Sport, Health and Wellbeing John Rushworth voiced aspirations of being “seen as the beacon of football development centres across the UK” following a “successful” trial day at their Bede Campus. “Our aspirations are that we are seen as the beacon of football development centres across […]

     
  • Sunderland's Papy Djilobodji on the bench

    Sunderland loan watch

    April 16, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    SportsByte checks on the progress of Sunderland’s numerous players out on loan. Papy Djilobodji played the full game for Dijon in Ligue 1 as they drew 1-1 with Nantes. Prejuce Nakoulma scored in the 33rd minute for Nantes but Kwon Chang-Hoon equalised for Dijon in the 61st minute to get […]

     
  • Sunderland's Paddy McNair celebrates scoring his sides first goal of the match with Sunderland's Ashley Fletcher

    Time running out for Sunderland after throwing away another lead against Reading

    April 16, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    Sunderland’s brief spell in the Championship looks to be drawing to a close as they relinquished another lead at the Madejski Stadium during Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Reading to return to the foot of the table. After Liam Kelly’s opener from the penalty spot, goals from Paddy McNair and Lee […]

     
  • Easington Colliery come from three down to claim point at Bedlington

    Easington Colliery come from three down to claim point at Bedlington

    April 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    Easington Colliery came from 3-0 down to claim a point in a 3-3 draw at Bedlington Terriers on Saturday afternoon. A Scott Lowery brace alongside a Paul Wardle strike put the Terriers into a commanding 3-0 lead, but the Colliers fought back and claimed a point thanks to goals from […]

     
  • Northern Ireland's Aidan Walsh (red) v England's Pat McCormack (blue) during the Men's Welter (69kg) final at Oxenford Studios during day ten of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.

    Pat McCormack claims Commonwealth gold as twin brother Luke has to settle for bronze

    April 16, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Sunderland born Welterweight Pat McCormack delivered on his aim for a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a unanimous victory over Northern Irish opponent Aidan Walsh in the final on Saturday. McCormack who competed at both the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has […]

     
  • Preview: Sunderland travel to Reading as relegation looms

    Preview: Sunderland travel to Reading as relegation looms

    April 13, 2018 at 10:50 am

    Sunderland face another season defining game tomorrow when they line up against Reading at the Madejski Stadium. Chris Coleman has issued a rallying cry ahead of the game with Sunderland currently sat six points behind Bolton Wanderers and safety. Coleman told the Sunderland Echo: “If Tuesday was a must, must-win, then […]

     
  • Easington Colliery claim hard-fought win at Crook Town

    Easington Colliery claim hard-fought win at Crook Town

    April 12, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    Easington Colliery claimed a hard-fought 4-2 win over Crook Town at Consett on Tuesday night. On a very foggy night, first half goals from Jack Pounder and David Vincent gave the impression it was going to be a comfortable night for the Colliers. However, 20 minutes from time, Crook pulled […]

     
  • George Honeyman, Sunderland

    Sunderland suffer late blow as draw to Norwich dents survival hopes

    April 11, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Sunderland’s bid to avoid relegation from the Championship was dealt a blow last night as Norwich secured a point with an 89th minute equaliser at the Stadium of Light. George Honeyman had given the Black Cats a valuable lead mid way through the second half but Sunderland couldn’t add to […]

     
  • Boxing Twins Pat (left) and Luke McCormack pose for a photo at Birtley boxing club, Gateshead.

    McCormack twins guarantee boxing medals at Commonwealth Games

    April 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Twin brothers Pat and Luke McCormack have guaranteed themselves medals at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia after advancing to the semi-finals. The Sunderland born boxers, who train at Birtley ABC and are coached by Graeme Rutherford, were impressive in their quarter-final victories as they continue their […]

     
  • Kirby won all four races at Snetterton.

    Kirby dominates at Snetterton

    April 10, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Sunderland bike racer Ian Kirby made a perfect start to his 2018 No Limits Championship campaign at the Snetterton circuit, taking four out of four race wins in the Pre-Injection 600 class. Having announced a full season campaign in the championship he competed in several rounds of last year, Kirby […]