Ben Errington

Ben Errington makes an interception during the first half of the pre-season win over Billingham Synthonia.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Covid-19 track and trace: entry to our home matches:

Sunderland RCA FC follow the current guidelines published by the government and the FA in relation to ground access and control.

We are currently using the NHS COVID-19 mobile phone apps. When entering Sunderland LGV Park, open the app on your phone, scan the relevant QR Code and follow any further instructions on your device, it’s as simple as that. You will be automatically logged out when you leave. This is a contactless, GDPR compliant check-in which enables us to adhere to the current government guidelines regarding track and trace and to help everyone who visits, stay safe. 

Sunderland RCA play at Sunderland LGV Park, Ryhope in the Northern League Division 1

Value for money and excitement with the Northern League Division 1 in Ryhope. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £6.00 Adults and £4.00 for Concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets prices for the 2021-22 season are £75 for Adults and £50 for Concessions. Any supporter who purchased a season ticket for the 2020-21 season will be able to purchase this seasons at the reduced price of £40 for Adults and £25 for Concessions. Season tickets do not include any cup matches. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free.

We are always looking for volunteers to help with match day preparations anyone who can give up a few hours during the week would be most welcome. There is always something that needs doing and a cup of tea from Defty's Diner awaits those who give up their time. Anyone interested contact Secretary Rob Jones.

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Sunderland RCA 3 Shildon 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 25 July 2021
Saturday, 24 July 2021 - 3:00pm

Sunderland RCA welcomed, Northern Premier League,  Shildon to Sunderland LGV Park for this pre-season friendly.

The Management team would be looking for a positive reaction from the players after the midweek defeat at Willington.

RCA lined up as follows:

Ball, Carr, Thompson, Carling, Errington, Hawkins, Coghlan, Hennis, Davison, Annan-Colquohoun, Johnson                                                        Subs from: Fairley, Best, Wilson, Lennox, Taylor, Partridge, Moncur and Herdman.

Willington AFC 4 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 22 July 2021
Wednesday, 21 July 2021 - 7:30pm

Sunderland RCA travelled to Willington fr this pre-season friendly. With the manager on holiday and a number of players working or injured the team lined up as follows:

Ball,Lawrence, Cox,Carling, Errington, Coghlan,Milburn, Best, Annang-Colquhoun, Thompson, Richardson. (4-3-3). Subs: Fairley, Dorward, Wilson, Lennox, Bell, Partridge, Moncur, 

The game kicked off with Willington taking advantage of the slope and although RCA had the better of the opening 10 minutes they were unable create anything in the final third.

Sunderland RCA 4 Billingham Synthonia 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 18 July 2021
Saturday, 17 July 2021 - 3:00pm

Goal scorer Andrew Johnson on the attack during the second half of the match.

Today we welcomed Billingham Synthonia to Sunderland LGV Park for this our third pre-season friendly. The squad was almost back to full strength with the return of Fairley, Johnson and Thompson.

RCA lined up as follows:

Ball, Lawrence. Trialist A, Hawkins, Errington, Carr, Best, Milburn, Davison, Richardson, Annag-Colquhoun. Subs from: Fairley, Johnson, Thompson, Bell, Partridge, Lennox, Trialist B.

With temperatures soaring towards 80 degrees, this was going to be a tough test for both teams.

Sunderland RCA 4 Ryton and Crawcrook Albion 3

Submitted by Rob Jones on Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 - 7:30pm

We welcomed Ryton and Crawcrook Albion to the Sunderland LGV Park for our first home friendly of the season.

Injuries and work commitments meant that seven players were unavailable for selection.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Ball, Allen, Carling, Errington, Dorward, Hawkins, Coghlan, Best,Davison, Annan-Colquohoun, Milburn: Subs from: Wilson, Lennox, Richardson, Partridge and Trialist.

Ryton and Crawcrook Albion: Gladstone, Below, Brown, Laws, Turnbull, Dodsworth, Davis, Johnson, Thompson, McLeod, Jasper

The teams took to the field on a lovely calm evening, ideal conditions for playing football


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