Five-a-side

  • Men's futsal in action at Clash of the Minsters 2016.

    Futsal seconds grab thrilling draw in first of back-to-back games

    November 24, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Martin Kelly smashed home a hat-trick, including two carbon-copy belters into the opposite top corner in a thrilling 5-5 draw with York 1sts, in the first of two back-to-back home games for Sunderland futsal 2nds on Saturday. Sunderland had just the one substitute, which made what was already a tough […]

     
  • Sunderland's futsal teams compete in the national BUCS league on weekends.

    Sunderland kick-off futsal tournament on home turf

    November 16, 2016 at 9:45 am

    University of Sunderland men’s futsal teams will compete in the first of three round robin tournaments to be played throughout the year on Saturday. The tournament will see the Sunderland’s 1st and 2nd teams compete against the Durham 3rds, York 2nds and York St John 2nds team. With a home advantage, both Sunderland sides […]

     
  • Sunderland's futsal teams compete in the national BUCS league on weekends.

    Futsal a ‘nice end to the week’ says Niall McGuire

    November 2, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Niall McGuire says futsal is “a lot of fun” and recommended more students from the University of Sunderland to get involved. “It’s a really nice end to the week, just before going to work!” chuckled McGuire. “Everybody’s accommodated for, we’ve got a mix of nationalities and abilities, but we’re all given […]

     
  • York St John claimed the Clash of Minsters trophy on Wednesday.

    York beat Sunderland to win Clash of the Minsters trophy

    October 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland were out-done in the annual Clash of the Minsters event on Wednesday with York St John running out 42-18 victors. A total of 30 matches were played at a number of locations across Sunderland, with both universities competing for points and the chance to lift the Clash of the […]

     
  • Match Report – Futsal –  York St. John’s Firsts 20-2 Sunderland Uni Firsts

    Match Report – Futsal – York St. John’s Firsts 20-2 Sunderland Uni Firsts

    October 5, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    York St. John’s ran out comprehensive winners as they smashed 20 goals past Sunderland Men’s 1sts in the Futsal. It was an early start for everybody involved and Sunderland were dealt a swift wake-up call as York grabbed two quick goals from close range. Sunderland’s ‘keeper made a rare mistake […]

     
  • Futsal President Daniel O'Connor, left, has been frustrated with Sunderland's start to the season. Picture credit: Jack Jarvis

    Futsal: O’Connors University salute

    May 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

    After three years of late nights, early mornings and countless deadlines, the University of Sunderland’s Dan O’Connor waves goodbye to the university futsal side as his studies draw to an end. SportsByte’s Thomas Truscott spoke to O’Connor on the eve of his departure from university. O’Connor said: “It’s horrible to […]

     
  • University futsal president says bon voyage to Sunderland

    University futsal president says bon voyage to Sunderland

    April 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Next season the University of Sunderland futsal set-up will have a different feel about it as club president Ciaràn Ratton sets off on his adventures to France. The cultured left-footed playmaker will also be sorely missed within the centre of Sunderland’s midfield. However, being a language student this day was […]

     
  • Futsal President Daniel O'Connor, left, has been frustrated with Sunderland's start to the season. Picture credit: Jack Jarvis

    O’Connor looks back at best Futsal games of the season

    April 6, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Predominately ever-present, consistently dependable, and repeatedly brilliant – SportsByte’s Thomas Truscott speaks to Sunderland Futsal’s Dan O’Connor and looks back at the best games of the season. O’Connor’s displays have not gone unnoticed in the two years that the University of Sunderland’s futsal teams have been running. Regarded as a […]

     
  • Sunderland Futsal 2nds, in dark blue, against York St John earlier this season

    Futsal: Middlebrook’s top three moments of the season

    March 14, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s Futsal player Robbie Middlebrook has had a compelling season. A vital squad member of the futsal 1st and 2nd teams, yet also being chosen as the vice-president of the club. It’s certainly been a testing season for him and his teammates. The forward’s personal performances have […]

     
  • Sunderland Fustal 2nd team thrashed by Northumbria

    Sunderland Fustal 2nd team thrashed by Northumbria

    February 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    The University of Sunderland Futsal 2nd team were swept aside 16-3 by Northumbria 3rd team in the final game of the Northern League 1B season. The Wearsiders were looking to bounce back to winning ways over a strong Northumbria side. Despite having a full squad to choose from club president […]