American football

  • Spartans get first season win over Newcastle

    Spartans get first season win over Newcastle

    December 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Sunderland Spartans got their first win of the season on Sunday, shutting-out Newcastle Raiders in a 14-0 win. Running-back Misba Islam ran into the end-zone for both scores, and the win sees Sunderland move above Newcastle in the BUCS 1A North table. Islam was delighted with the touchdowns, but also for […]

     
  • Sunderland Spartans face Newcastle Raiders

    Sunderland Spartans face Newcastle Raiders

    December 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Sunderland Spartans face off against local rivals Newcastle Raiders this Sunday hoping to kick-start their season. After a narrow 6-2 defeat to last season’s league winners Glasgow in their opening game, the Spartans have been defeated by Hull and Northumbria in games since. Team president Sherief El-Shakankery believes the sides […]

     
  • Spartans lose out in Northumbria derby

    Spartans lose out in Northumbria derby

    December 6, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Sunderland Spartans lost 38-6 to Northumbria Mustangs at Druids Park on Sunday. The game however was postponed early due to faulty lighting. The defeat sees Sunderland prop up the table after three games, and running-back Misba Islam was disappointed with the result. “We should’ve given them a closer game but […]

     
  • Spartans prepare for American Football derby with Northumbria

    Spartans prepare for American Football derby with Northumbria

    December 2, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Sunderland Spartans are gearing up to face local rivals Northumbria Mustangs on Sunday in search of their first win of the season. Spartans have begun the season with two losses – a narrow 6-2 defeat to Glasgow and then a 35-0 defeat to Hull Sharks. President Sherief El-Shakankery spoke about the […]

     
  • Spartans suffer unlucky season opening defeat

    Spartans suffer unlucky season opening defeat

    November 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Sunderland Spartans lost a close encounter against Glasgow Tigers, with a final score of 6-2 to the Scots on Sunday. After a scoreless first half, Sunderland took the lead through a safety in the third quarter. A poor snap from Glasgow on fourth down saw the ball go straight over […]

     
  • El-Shakankery looks ahead to American Football season opener

    El-Shakankery looks ahead to American Football season opener

    November 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Sunderland Spartans American Football team play their first game of the season this Sunday when they face off with Glasgow Tigers. Team president at the university Sherief El-Shakankery is looking forward to a ‘tough’ encounter. “Glasgow are always going to be a very tough opposition because of the have a […]

     
  • Anderson looks ahead to American Football season opener

    Anderson looks ahead to American Football season opener

    October 19, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    Sunderland Spartans have their first game of the season on Sunday when they face off with local side DC Presidents. This friendly takes place before their first league game of the season when they host Glasgow Tigers on November 6. Wide receiver Patrick Anderson is excited for what will be his […]

     
  • Bittersweet season for Sunderland Spartans

    Bittersweet season for Sunderland Spartans

    May 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland Spartans’ campaign has now ended, with the side finishing in 4th position in the BUCS Northern/Scottish Division 1A. The Spartans won three of their eight league games, as well as overcoming Teesside Cougars 14-0 in the Tees-Wear Varsity – although the score was reversed as a 1-0 win to […]

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

    Sunderland crowned Tees-Wear Varsity champions

    April 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The University of Sunderland have won the 2016 Tees-Wear Varsity in one of the closest contested competitions in recent history, as they beat Teesside University 13-12. With over 12 hours of sport taking place across Sunderland and 25 fixtures taking place, Sunderland edged out their Teesside rivals by the narrowest […]

     
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    Sunderland Spartans confident ahead of Varsity clash

    April 27, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Sunderland Spartans face Teesside Cougars in this years Tees-Wear Varsity event at Raich Carter this afternoon. Line-backer Sam Kirby forward to the game. The University of Sunderland man said: “It’s a good time to get more reps on the field and especially because we haven’t played them in the league […]