Season highlight: Michael Annang-Colquhoun slots home RCA's fifth goal of a terrific 5-1 FA Cup victory over Bishop Auckland on Saturday, 7 August 2021.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

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

We are pleased to announce that, despite the cost of living crisis, the price of admission at our home games for the 2022-23 season will remain the same as last season.

At Sunderland RCA we believe we offer the best value for money in the Ebac Northern League Division 1. 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 2022-23 season are £75 for Adults and £50 for Concessions. Note: 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 children accompanied by a responsible adult is free (except in FA competition matches) 

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 free time. Anyone interested contact Secretary Rob Jones. 07932951842

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Covid-19: Sunderland RCA FC follow the current guidelines published by the government and the FA in relation to ground access and control.

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Presentation Evening

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 15 May 2022

A joint presentation evening took place last night at the Alexandra Texas Steakhouse function room for the First team, the Under 23s Development team and the Under 18s.

Awards were handed out to all the youth team squads with special awards given to Anth Butt and James Hopkinson for the Manager's Player of the season and Tom Surtees and James Hopkinson receiving the Players' Player of the season.

The First team awards were given out as follows:

  • Fans' Player of the season: Simon Jakab
  • Top Goalscorer: Mark Davison
  • Management's Player of the season: Kieran Charlton
  • Committee's Player of the season: Simon Jakab
  • Players' Player of the season: Kieran Charlton.

Special thanks to Mark, Ged and Paul for their assistance in the raffle and bingo. Congratulations to all the raffle prize winners on the night and thank you to the bar staff and DJ who helped the night go smoothly.

To the sponsors of all three teams, a massive thank you for your support during the last two years. It is very much appreciated.

New teams join league

Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 12 May 2022

The FA has released the list of teams allocated to Step 5 and 6 for the National League System – our first and second divisions.

Pickering Town FC, who play at the Recreation Club ground in North Yorkshire, will join Division One, with Billingham Town relegated to Division Two.  Penrith has been given a reprieve from relegation.

The promotion of Carlisle City and Heaton Stannington to Division One has been confirmed.

Durham City has been relegated out of the league and the FA has increased the number of clubs in Division Two – which will now run with 22 teams.

(With North Shields and Consett promoted out of the league, the first division will remain at 20 teams.)

The other clubs joining the league are Prudhoe YC FC Seniors, Chester-le-Street United and Boro Rangers from the Northern Alliance, Wearside League and North Riding League respectively.

These decisions are subject to appeal to the FA.

Prudhoe play at Kimberley Park (where Newcastle University also play), Chester-le-Street United play at the Riverside, Chester-le-Street and Boro Rangers will play at New Ferens Park in Durham.

Note: All the above allocations are subject to appeal to the FA.

Redcar Athletic 1 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 24 April 2022
Saturday, 23 April 2022 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

A long journey south for the RCA faithful to play Redcar Athletic at their BM Bi-Fold ground. This was our first visit to the newly promoted Steelmen’s ground and a very impressive set up it is too and very friendly people.

The hosts have had a reasonably good first season, but RCA would be looking reverse the 4-3 defeat suffered at the hands of the “Steelmen” back in October last year.

The RCA management team was forced to make one change to the team who beat West Auckland Town last week with the injured Ben Errington unable to play due to a knee problem sustained in that match. He was replaced by Callum Patton with a slightly reshuffled back line.

The teams lined up as follows:

Redcar Athletic: Bean, McGuckin, Farrington, Woodhouse ©, Krakue, Brown, Clarkson, Young, Martin, Rivis, Walker. Subs: Jackson, Williams, Mitchell, Eglington.

Sunderland RCA: Marrs, Allen, Charlton, Jakob, Hawkins ©, Lawrence, Hennis, Patton, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Carr. Subs:  Johnson, Richardson, Mitchell, Bell, Herdman.

Sunderland RCA 2 West Auckland Town 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Saturday, 16 April 2022
Friday, 15 April 2022 - 12:00pm
Northern League 1

RCA welcomed sixth placed West Auckland Town to Sunderland LGV Park for this Ebac Northern League Division 1 fixture. The original Friday night fixture being cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch, the match was rearranged to the Good Friday kick off after both teams were eliminated from the League Cup.

The RCA Management team would undoubtedly be looking for a much improved performance from the lads after two disappointing defeats in recent weeks against Thornaby and Whitley Bay.

The hosts made two changes to the team with Max Allen and Nathan Lawrence included in the squad at the expense of Matty Weirs and Taylor Richardson.

The teams lined up as follows:

Sunderland RCA: Marrs, Allen, Charlton, Jakab, Errington, Lawrence, Hawkins ©, Hennis, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, Carr. Subs: Patton, Winn, Bell, Richardson, Herdman.

West Auckland Town: Guthrie, Cobain, Hegarty, Scott, Potter, Brown ©, Wright, Thompson, Blinco, Nicholson, Fryatt. Subs: Harwood, Mitton, Coulson, Jackson, Dodds.

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