A new football team is already netting success.
The Sunderland City Juniors, under eights, which was formed in April this year, has already won its first tournament, the Millfield Plate.
The group, which is sponsored by WTC Tiling centre in Leechmere, run by businessman Leo Brown, has already added an under-nines team as well.
Coach Philip McGuire said: “At the moment we are only looking to get kids playing football with a smile on their face.
“In the future we may look to expand and have a team at every age level. But, for now, we have to give huge thanks to Leo and his team at WTC Tiling centre for their huge support.”
The company has bought the strips and paid league fees.