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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Whitley Bay 2 Sunderland RCA 0

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 10 April 2022
Saturday, 9 April 2022 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Taylor Richardson whips in a first half cross.

RCA travelled through the Tyne Tunnel for this Northern League Division 1 fixture against Whitley Bay.

The hosts needed all three points to secure their survival in the first division for next season while RCA were looking to bounce back after their defeat to Thornaby last week. The last meeting between the two teams was in March when Whitley Bay won after a penalty shoot-out in the Division one cup, so a tight match was envisaged.

The RCA management team made two changes to the team with Weirs and Annang-Colquhoun replacing the injured Patton and Winn. They also included on the bench Bell and Mitchell members of the under 23’s squad.

The teams lined up as follows:

Whitley Bay: Lister, Dick, K Errington, Yoxall, Lowery ©, Taylor, Dippenaar, B Richardson, Shanks, Orrell, Geliher. Subs: Morien, Cresdee, Anderson, Gilchrist, Ward.

Sunderland RCA: Marrs, Carr, Charlton, Hawkins ©, B Errington, Hennis, Weirs, Jakab, Davison, Annang-Colquhoun, T Richardson.  Subs: Lawrence, Johnson, Bell, Mitchell, Herdman.

Sunderland RCA 0 Thornaby 4

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 3 April 2022
Saturday, 2 April 2022 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Michael Annang-Colquhoun looks for a consolation goal in the second half of the match.

Today’s visitors Thornaby have had a very good season so far but travelled to Sunderland LGV Park without a win in their last five matches while RCA were undefeated in their last four outings.

RCA were forced to make a number of changes to the team who secured three points at Billingham Town last week, Winn, Hawkins and Carr replaced Allen, Weirs and Annang-Colquhoun.

The teams lined up as follows:

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

Thornaby: Hunt, Moore ©, McAvoy, Kenney, Frazer, Guru, Giroud, Flounders, C Hutchinson, Beddow, Hogan. Subs: Scaife-Wheatley, Pickett, A Hutchinson, Mitchell, Mazfari.

Billingham Town 1 Sunderland RCA 2

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 27 March 2022
Saturday, 26 March 2022 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

RCA's Mark Davison shields the ball from Billingham Town defender Lexus Beeden.

More photos from the match are here.

RCA made the trip down the A19 to play bottom of the table Billingham Town looking to add to their run of three games unbeaten. Billingham Town, on the other hand, would be looking for a result to give them a chance of survival in the first Division so a tight match was forecast prior to kick off.

With both Dan Hawkins and Greg Swansbury out injured the captain's armband was given to Mark Davison. Callum Patton, whose dramatic late goal last week gave RCA three points against Newton Aycliffe, came into the starting 11 to replace Hawkins.

The teams lined up as follows:

Billingham Town: Norton, Cann, Snaith, Painter, Beeden, Nelson, Harrison, Jatta, Close, Boyle ©, Rennison. Subs: Earl, Wilson, Daley, Harris, Murphy.

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

Sunderland RCA 2 Newton Aycliffe 1

Submitted by Rob Jones on Sunday, 20 March 2022
Saturday, 19 March 2022 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Michael Annang-Colquhoun on the attack during the second half of the match.

More photos from the match are here.

RCA welcomed Newton Aycliffe to Sunderland LGV Park today for this Ebac Northern League Division 1 fixture.

Newton Aycliffe started the season in fine form until we managed to end a good run back in October 2021 and they arrived today on the back of a seven match unbeaten league run. They, like us, were defeated by Crook Town in the Durham Challenge Cup.

The teams lined up as follows:

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

Newton Aycliffe: Pickford, Green, Walton, Brown ©, Munro, Wood, Dibb-Fuller, Costello, Ardelean, Jarvie, Howard. Subs: Clarkson, Walker, Reay, Petitjean.

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