Gordon Armstrong, Luke Page and Phil Chambers.

Gordon Armstrong, Luke Page and Phil Chambers of Grosvenor Casino. Luke was joint winner of the Committee Player of the Season award, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino, Sunderland.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA play at Meadow Park, Ryhope in the Northern League Division 1. We also play in the Sunderland Sunday League Premier Division.

Value for money and excitement with the Northern League Division 1 at Meadow Park. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £6.00 and £4.00 for concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets, which include all official cup games, are £70 and £50 concessions. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free.

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Grass Routes, former Northern League Chairman Mike Amos's blog, is here.

The Awards

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Sunderland RCA's end of season Awards Evening was held on Saturday, 9 June at the Grosvenor Casino - in Sunderland city centre. After such a terrific season it felt that every player deserved an award. And, thanks to tremendous efforts from the management team and Mark Cowan and Carl Morris in particular, it was a bumper night. Thanks everyone who came and thanks to our many sponsors for your support during the year and on the night. It makes the difference. Thanks, too, to Gordon Armstrong - a great RCA supporter - for presenting the awards. The night, though, was principally about the players. Well done to them all.

Margaret Swales, Greg Swansbury and Gordon Armstrong.Mrs Margaret Swales, Greg Swansbury and Gordon Armstrong. Greg was joint winner of the Management Player of the Season award, sponsored by Kitchen Magic.

Mark returns and welcome Alex

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Saturday, 9 June 2018

Mark Davison and Sunderland RCA manager Martin Swales

Terrific news for RCA fans: we welcome strikers Mark Davidson and Alex Ramshaw to Meadow Park.

Mark returns to the club for the third time, having played for Spennymoor, Washington and Morpeth Town. Always popular, always in the goals, it's great to have Mark - and his family - back with the club.

Alex Ramshaw

Also adding to the excitement as we build for the new season is Alex Ramshaw, who has joined us from neighbours Seaham Red Star.

Our Swaz named Manager of the Season

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Sunday, 20 May 2018
Martin Swales

Our manager, Martin Swales, has been named Non League Manager of the Season by Mark Carruthers in the Sunday Sun.

Congratulations Martin. It’s the icing on the cake of a fantastic season.

Mark Carruthers comments that RCA “have finished above some big-name clubs and it has been down to Swales’ ability to get the most out of his players and their willingness to do everything their manager asks of them.”

Mark also mentioned the outstanding season from Dylan Elliot in the Young Plsyer of the Year category.

Presentation Night

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 10 May 2018

Sunderland RCA's presentation night is to be held on Saturday, 9 June, at the Grosvenor Casino - RCA's home shirt sponsor.

The event - which will celebrate a fantastic season for the club, where we equaled our best ever finish in the Northern League Division One - will run between 7 and 11pm and is only £5 per ticket, which includes buffet and a pint.

The awards will be presented by Sunderland AFC legend, Gordon Armstrong.

Everyone welcome.

Grosvenor Casino
6 Lambton Street
Sunderland
SR1 1TP

Sunderland RCA 4 Jarrow Roofing BCA 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Friday, 4 May 2018
Thursday, 3 May 2018 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Nathan O'Neill bursts through the Jarrow Roofing defence.

For more photos from the match please click here.

For Connor Lamb's match report please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Callen (2); Elliott; Charlton. Jarrow Roofing: Anderson.

Sunderland RCA went into tonight's match with Jarrow Roofing knowing that a win would guarantee fourth-place and would equal RCA’s best ever Northern League finish.

RCA again made one change to the side that won at Newton Aycliffe last night, with Stephen Callen returning in place of Colin Larkin.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Pocklington; Armstrong; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Elliott; Charlton; Hodgson; O'Neill; Page; Callen. Subs: Larkin; Limbo; McGuinness; Noble; Ashton.

Jarrow Roofing; Regan; Varga; Walton; Vipond; Myers; Marshall (c); Gardiner; Petrache; Campbell; Anderson; Palmer.

Newton Aycliffe 0 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 3 May 2018
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

RCA captain Greg Swansbury sees the ball out of play late in the match, recording a third successive clean sheet.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Elliott; Page.

Sunderland RCA travelled to Newton Aycliffe tonight knowing that wins tonight and at home to Jarrow Roofing on Thursday would guarantee a fourth-place finish.

RCA made one change to the side that hammered Bishop Auckland on Monday night, with Colin Larkin replacing Stephen Callen.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Aycliffe: McLaren; Banks; Weldon; Brown (c); Browne; Grant-Soulsby; Jewson; Costello; Stephenson; Trotter; Matthews.

RCA: Pocklington; Armstrong; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Elliott; Charlton; Hodgson; O'Neill; Page; Larkin. Subs: Ashton; Morris; McGuinness; Noble; Limbo.

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