An enhanced coaching centre in Sunderland has applauded what coaches say is a “great experience” in bringing leading women coaches to motivate its under 12s group. Spark recently covered the news that Sunderland AFC Women coaches, Mel Reay and Steph Libbey, visited the Beacon of Light to give the Sunderland RTC girls a coaching session […]
Sunderland icon Gary Bennett has sung the praises of campaign group Show Racism the Red Card as the organisation helped its one millionth person. The charity, which was founded in 1996 in the North East, has delivered regular educational workshops in a bid to educate against racism in society using high-profile football figures as role […]
Sunderland’s season has been hampered by poor refereeing decisions with Keith Hackett criticising standards. Speaking on the Mackem in the Middle podcast, Keith discussed the current debate that surrounds English refereeing and the constant criticism that comes their way. He said: “What I have seen in the last 10 years is a decline of refereeing […]
Well known Celebrities from around the region are set to play their part in a Charity football game.
Sunderland Regional Talent Club’s U11 and U12s were treated on Monday night when SAFC Women coaches Mel Reay and Steph Libbey gave them a “brilliant” coaching session. https://twitter.com/SunderlandRTC/status/1630314778554953734?s=20 Owing to the success of guest speakers and coaches across the board including the Foundation of Light Scholars getting to see Jamie Chandler’s expertise, the young […]
The Stadium of Light will host the Durham County FA Frank Pattison Challenge Cup final between Hebburn Town FC and Spennymoor Town FC on May 3 for the first time in four years. The home of Sunderland AFC last hosted the final in 2019 when Shildon AFC defeated South Shields 1-0 to lift the cup. […]
Queen of the Jungle, Jill Scott, is among many celebrities set to star at a star-studded dinner in Sunderland this April. Sunderland Primary Schools FA (SPSFA) have organised their annual Sportman’s Dinner at the Roker Hotel on April 14. Scott will be joined by ex-Sunderland boss, Ricky Sbragia, former Mackem stalwart Michael Bridges, as well […]
Lifelong Sunderland fans will be able to submit their 1973 FA Cup memorabilia to be used in an upcoming book, marking 50 years since Sunderland won the cup. Photographer and football fan Julian Germain has been commissioned to produce a book, along with visual material such as photographs, to reflect upon the experiences of supporters […]