Sunderland Super Bowl special with nine pictures of American Football memories from Wearside

Super scenes from 2011 and 2012

The countdown is on to the 2024 Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers.

To make sure you're right in the spirit of Sunday's big occasion, we are looking back at American Football scenes closer to home.

We found these nine images in the Echo archives from 2011 and 2012.

There's plenty to admire as local children tackle the sport and local American Football teams put in the hard yards in training.