Young stars from across the region are back in action for another year of football thrills in the Russell Foster Youth Leagues.
Our photographers were out once again to capture 2018's first weekend of games.
This week's coverage, as always, is brought to you in association with John G Hogg funeral directors.
Remember that match reports from last weekend's games will appear in Saturday's Sunderland Echo in our Junior Football Echo section.
Further information on buying copies of our photos is also available here.
Log on here for more photos from December's games.