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Sunderland Under-21 claimed a thrilling 4-3 extra-time victory at the Select Car Leasing stadium over Reading Under-21 in the Premier League 2 play-off semi-final to book their spot in the final. Black Cats captain Ellis Taylor scored a superb hat-trick, which included a last-gasp equaliser with the last kick of normal time to force the […]

South Shields Football Club recently played host to a vibrant fusion of football and culinary delights at their stadium, the 1st Cloud Arena to raise money for charity. On Friday, May 3rd, fans gathered to partake in the inaugural event named ‘Around the world in 90 minutes’, organised by the International Academy at South Shields […]

Spark Sunderland spoke to newly appointed UoS Spartans American Football Committee Member, Finlay McIntyre, who joined Sunderland’s team only this year. After completing a year on the team, he has made countless friends, of all ages, religions, and ethnicities, in which they’ve made a safe space for his first year at university. He’s also arguably […]

Amid a successful first season, South Shields International Academy looks to expand its program with the addition of a women’s team. In September, South Shields FC’s International Academy launched with the University of Sunderland, drawing talented players worldwide, notably from North America, eager to enhance their football skills and education. With a strong commitment to […]

Since the Saudi-backed takeover in 2021, Newcastle United have been heading in one direction jumping over every hurdle in their way. However, the only hurdle which is proving hard to jump is expanding the Stadium. Chris Waugh from The Athletic explains why. He said: “Leazes Terrace, directly behind the East Stand, features listed buildings, while […]

Financial fair play is an ever-growing topic of discussion in football, but is the problem going to get worse before it gets better? The beautiful game has been criticised a lot in recent times, majorly due to the amount of money at the top and ultimately the gulf between the elite clubs and the rest. […]

A local train operator has scheduled an extra service from London Kings Cross to aid Gateshead fans in their commute home from the FA Trophy Final. Gateshead FC will take on Solihull Moors in the FA Trophy final, at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 11. The match will kick off at 16:45PM. There will […]

The Stadium of Light is the home to Sunderland AFC and has held some great fixtures over its time. From surviving relegation from the Premier League on the last day of the season, to witnessing consecutive relegations down to League One, Sunderland fans have been through it all. Here are 10 fan-favourite football matches to […]


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