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The Gee Force returns

Submitted by Martin Swales on Sunday, 31 May 2020

After a season's sabbatical, RCA's former Assistant Manager, Gary Errington, will be returning to the club for next season.

Welcome back, Gee. We've all missed the craic.

Here's Gee's Twitter take on the news:

After a season out of football, I have decided to accept an offer from Sunderland RCA to come back to the club as Assistant Manager. I can't wait to get started again and fight like cat and dog with Swaz.

Club Just Giving appeal

Submitted by Martin Swales on Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Weʼre trying to raise £3,000 or the extensive electrical work required for the floodlights and clubhouse.

Please donate here.

We would like to start be wishing everyone well during these unprecedented and testing times.

As you will know, our season came to an abrupt halt in March. The club, which is ran by a volunteer committee and management team, have lost out on our main income source which helps the club operate and maintain the ground. With the integration of our junior sides [Sunderland RCA UNO] into the club next season, essential work and ground maintenance is crucial to the future plans of the club.

The financial implications of this lost revenue have been a huge blow to the club and has affected our plans for the extensive electrical work needed on the floodlights and the clubhouse in preparation for the new season.

Whilst we appreciate that families and businesses have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, we still need to raise the funds which will enable us to prepare for the new season and have this much needed electrical work carried out.

The pandemic has also affected our sponsors who support us throughout the season and will certainly make sponsorship harder to come by next season.

If you're able to help us with these essential maintenance works, a donation of any affordable amount would be greatly appreciated, no matter how small.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Sunderland LGV Park and your support is, as always, hugely appreciated.

Please donate here.

2019-20 Season Review

Submitted by Harvey Hinkler on Saturday, 9 May 2020

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Gaffer Martin Swales and his assistant Mark Cowan, alongside players Greg Swansbury, Dylan Elliott, Craig Hodgson and Carl Lawson, reflect on the 2019/2020 season.

Shildon match postponed

Submitted by Simon Mears on Friday, 13 March 2020

Saturday's home match against Shildon has been postponed due to concerns over the spread of Coronavirus.

Furthermore, all Northern League fixtures have been postponed until Friday, 3 April.

As a result, RCA's next four matches will need to be rescheduled - Shildon (home), Penrith (home), West Auckland Town (away), and Billingham Town (away).

RCA's next match is, therefore, currently scheduled to be Guisborough Town at home on Saturday, 4 April.

The Northern League statement can be read here.

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