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Video highlights – Sunderland Deaf team adds cup to English league title success

Sunderland Deaf AFC completed a magnificent double by beating Barnet Deaf FC 4-2 in the England Deaf Football Cup final.

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Gavin Cogdon celebrates a goal with Julio Arca. Picture by Peter Talbot.

Wembley-bound striker reflects on Sundeerland blow aged just 16

Gavin Cogdon is hoping to repeat his Wembley heroics of four years ago as he continues to make up for his Sunderland heartache.

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Sunderland Ladies Lucy Staniforth.

Sunderland Ladies don’t fear Arsenal, insists Lucy Staniforth

Lucy Staniforth says Sunderland Ladies are not scared of tackling Arsenal in their first home match of the WSL1 Spring Series.

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Sunderland Ladies v Aston Villa Ladies Eppleton CW, Hetton, on Sunday.

Sunderland boss gunning for win against Arsenal

Head coach Melanie Reay is hoping for a big show of support for Sunderland Ladies’ first home fixture of in the WSL1 Spring Series.

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Lucy Staniforth

Sunderland Ladies boss satisfied with goalless draw at Sheffield

Head coach Melanie Reay described herself as satisfied after Sunderland Ladies registered a goalless draw at Sheffield in their final game before the WSL1 Spring Series.

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The Amazons women's football team who are on the verge of winning a league title. Pic: Amazons.

Football team who took three years to score a goal are on verge of being champions

A women's football team which took three seasons to score a goal when they started as juniors is on the verge of scoring a famous league championship.

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Steph Bannon thinks Melanie Reay will be a great success for Sunderland Ladies

Steph Bannon believes Sunderland have the right person to lead them forward in the new chapter in the Lady Black Cats story.

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Dominique Bruinenberg

Dutch midfielder Bruinenberg relishing Sunderland challenge

New signing Dominique Bruinenberg is looking forward to taking another step towards her full Sunderland Ladies debut.

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New signings Dominique Bruinenberg (left) and Anke Preuss happy in their new surroundings at the Stadium of Light. Picture: SAFC.


Sunderland Ladies have been drawn at home to Aston Villa in the fifth round of the Women’s FA Cup.

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Hilde Olsen

Sunderland boss Carlton Fairweather happy to have Hilde Olsen back

Carlton Fairweather said it was a “pleasure” to have Hilde Olsen back with Sunderland Ladies.

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PICTURES: Junior football action from the Russell Foster Youth League

Young footballers have been strutting their stuff in the Russell Foster Youth Leagues.
Zoe Ness.

Durham Women sign Scottish international striker

Durham Women have announced that Scottish international striker Zoe Ness has rejoined the club.

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Rachel Furness.

Sunderland Ladies lose Furness to Reading

Sunderland Ladies star midfielder Rachel Furness has signed for Reading.

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Martin Swales

Sunderland RCA handed tough FA Vase draw at Newport Pagnell

Sunderland RCA face a long away trip for their fifth round FA Vase tie after they were drawn away to Newport Pagnell Town.

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Chinese restaurant denies serving meat to vegans

Owners of a Chinese restaurant popular with vegans have defended themselves after being accused of serving meat to veggie customers.
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SUNDERLAND SUNDAY LEAGUE: Laidler, Salicki and Maggoire edge New Town to victory

New Town recorded Second Division back-to-back wins with a 3-2 win over Martin Telfer Carpets.

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SUNDERLAND SUNDAY LEAGUE: Taylor helps himself to seven goals as The Lansdowne punish Willow Pond

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EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE: Five return to boost Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA entertain Whitley Bay in a Ebac Northern League Division One encounter and manager Martin Swales will be boosted by players returning to the squad.

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West Rainton clinched their place in the Castle Insurance Alan Smith Memorial Trophy final, thanks to a single-goal success at Burnside WMC.

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EBAC NORTHERN LEAGUE DIVISION TWO: Several changes expected as Ryton look to stop the rot

Durham City, who are still very much in contention at the top of the Ebac Northern League Division Two, travel to Ryton and Crawcrook Albion, who are third bottom.

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