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CLUB HISTORY & BACKGROUND

The first Football Aid event at the Stadium of Light took place in May 2001 with former Black Cats Richie Pitt and Bobby Kerr acting as Managers to the two enthusiastic sides. Richard Ord also featured in defence for the Away team and when asked how it felt to be playing on the famous pitch alongside the legend, one participant was particularly philosophical: "I'll keep him right, don't worry. I'll also tell him that he'll have to carry the other ten players..."  The Club continued their successful relationship with Football Aid between 2001 - 2007 with the games featuring a host of famous names, including Niall Quinn, Gary Bennett, Kevin Ball, Marco Gabbiadini, Mickey Horswill, Craig Russell, Len Ashurst and John Kay. After a break of a few years we were delighted to make a return to the Stadium of Light for our Sunderland game on Mon 15th May 2017 and we also hosted an England vs Rep of Ireland match on the same day.

2017 POST EVENT UPDATE
This year's game at The Stadium of Light was a huge success, with our Sunderland fans doing themselves proud in front of their enthusiastic supporters. We were extremely fortunate to have Black Cats Legends Micky Horswill, Gary Bennett & Darren Holloway on hand to share their expert playing experience and we'd like to say a massive thanks again for their excellent support.

2017 MATCH REPORTS
If you're interested in re-living your game there will be a full report available in our Match Reports section in the coming weeks. Note: We only get time to write reports and make them live after all our events are finished, so it could be late June/July before they appear on the website.

AVAILABILITY FOR FOOTBALL AID 2018
We hope to make Buy Now & Sponsored to Play positions available for Football Aid 2018 in early September 2017 and this year's players will receive 1st notification by e-mail when positions go on sale. If you didn't play in 2017 and would like to be notified when we launch for next season, make sure and Register on the website to receive e-mail updates or Contact Us with details of the games you're interested in.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY & DVD FILMING DETAILS
A wide selection of fantastic Photographs from this match are available from Matt Nuttall Photography. To order photos just visit www.footballaidphotos.com or contact Matt on T: 07793 818021 or E: info@mattnuttallphotography.co.uk

There's also a superb Matchday DVD available from Chillpics, this includes behind the scenes footage and the full 90mins of match action. DVDs can be ordered by contacting Shane Wilkinson on T: 07901 590723 or E: swchillpics@gmail.com


UPCOMING EVENTS