Team Sunderland's basketballers have only lost once this season.

Team Sunderland is still improving despite having limited time to train during the week.

Sunderland’s head coach Brian Calder said: “We are limited to one training session a week.”

The side currently train at City Space at University of Sunderland and are allocated a two hour time slot per week.

Time is restricted with players work and study commitments and having to share the facilities with other University teams, who train and play during the week.

This is not just an issue for Team Sunderland, as the University develops more popular and different sports teams the issue remains how to schedule their games and training sessions around each other and player’s academic timetables.

Team Sunderland’s training time is less than other teams in the league and the extra training session other teams are able to put on will only make then stronger and harder to beat.

Other teams can improve on game tactics, fitness and attacking plays and this may be crucial come the end of the season.

However Calder seems content and happy with the  effort his players are putting in. He said: “The lads are buying into that and getting through a lot of work in a few hours”.

Team Sunderland determination has been very clear this season coming from behind to win games late on and not letting long journeys and late tip offs affect results.

Calder will be hoping his players continue their hard work which has put them in a commanding position for a promotion place come the end of May.