Stephen Callen set up RCA's opening goal with a terrific run down the left wing.

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.

The new Fans Forum is here.

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Reports and information from previous seasons are here.

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

FA Vase Second Round draw

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 23 October 2017

Sunderland RCA have been drawn away to either Team Northumbia or Runcorn Linnets in the Second Round of the FA Vase.

The tie is scheduled to be played on Saturday, 11 November, with a 3pm kick-off.

Runcorn Linnets host Team Northumbria in their First Round replay on Tuesday evening, after Saturday's match finished in a 1-1 draw at the Coach Lane Sports Centre.

Jarrow Roofing BCA 2 Sunderland RCA 5

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 22 October 2017
Saturday, 21 October 2017 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Jonathan Davis gave RCA a half-time lead with a cracking strike.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - Jarrow: Martin; Knight. RCA: O’Neill (2); J. Davis; Larkin; Elliott.

Sunderland RCA made the short trip to Boldon this afternoon to take on Jarrow Roofing.

RCA made two changes to the side that drew with Dunston UTS in midweek - Luke Page was suspended after receiving five bookings and missed his first match of the season and James Cassidy was ruled out injured and were replaced by Jonathan Davis and Stephen Callen.

The two sides lined up as follows:

Jarrow: Regan; Anderson; Walton; Vipond (c); Myers; Kerr; Martin; Gardiner; Knight; Shanks; Palmer.

RCA: Bussey; Noble; McNab; Hodgson; Preston (c); Elliott; Charlton; J. Davis; Larkin; O'Neill; Callen.

Match sponsorship package

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sunderland RCA have match sponsorship packages available now - a great way to promote your business and see quality Northern League Division One football at the same time.

For just £50 you will receive:

  • Entry to your sponsored match for 4 guests
  • 2 complimentary match programmes
  • Complimentary refreshments in the clubhouse at half-time
  • Adverts on Facebook and Twitter - reaching 1000s of potential clients
  • An advert in the match programme 

To take advantage of this fantastic offer, please contact Martin Swales on 07768 865334.

New committee member

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sunderland RCA are pleased to announce that David Steele has joined the committee at the club. David is former chairman and treasurer at Silksworth Colliery Welfare. Welcome to RCA, David.

RCA are also looking for volunteers to help out, particularly on matchdays.

If interested, please contact Colin Wilson at or Martin Swales on 07768 865334.

Sunderland RCA 1 Dunston UTS 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 18 October 2017
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 7:30pm
Northern League 1

Luke Page makes a driving run through midfield.

For more photos from the match please click here.

For Dunston's match report please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Charlton. Dunston: L. Thear.

Following two good wins against Billingham Synthonia and Guisborough Town, Sunderland RCA were back in Northern League action tonight as fourth-placed Dunston UTS made the trip to Meadow Park.

RCA made one change to the side that won at Guisborough on Saturday - Ross McNab, injured at Consett on August Bank Holiday Monday, returned to the side in place of Adam McGuinness.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Bussey; Noble; McNab; Hodgson; Preston (c); Elliott; Charlton; Page; Larkin; O'Neill; Cassidy.

Dunston: Harrison; Elliott; Halliday (c); Allan; Pollock; Hall; Anderson; L. Thear; Fitzpatrick; Heslop; K. Thear.

View from the cemetery - October 2017 2

Submitted by Ghostly Gadgie on Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Nice bit of a turnaround in the last couple of games. Two good wins and back up the table a bit. Full squads available, or nearly, and it made a difference as it always does. Not that the performances when we were shorthanded were poor, not at all, I thought the commitment and effort were first class in each of the games where we struggled to field a sub or two. And at least we will get another bite at Morpeth, much to their annoyance. Anyway, back on track, seven wins out of thirteen league games played, despite the problems, blimey, could we end the season too far up this table? Will the committee be having nose bleeds all round? What with the FA promising, or is it threatening, full scale change and promotions galore, a lot of clubs must be considering their options as the season gets well into its stride. I guess our trip out to Liversedge for a midweek replay a few weeks back will have given people food for thought. And that’s just down the road, compared to Manchester, Merseyside and the fabled Colwyn Bay. Pleased its nowt to do with me your honour.

Meanwhile the most famous sportsman in the Northern League resigned up at Ashington and took all the back room staff with him. And the team promptly showed how much they were missing him by putting five past North Shields. Never a bad thing to see Shields getting beat, but players eh?

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