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Colin Larkin signs two year contract with RCA

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Some great news for RCA fans, players and management: player-coach Colin Larkin has committed himself to another two years with the club.

Despite offers from bigger clubs, Larks will be carrying on his terrific work in coaching and playing at Meadow Park.

RCA Manager, Martin Swales, said "I'm delighted for everyone at the club and our fans that Colin has decided to continue his commitment to us. He's a class act and a top man."

Presentation evening

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Friday, 28 April 2017

The end of season player presentations will be held on Saturday, 20 May at Grosvenor Casino, 6 Lambton Street, Sunderland SR1 1TP, starting at 7:30pm.

Players, supporters, family and friends are all welcome.

Tickets are £5 per head and for that you you get free entry, hot buffet and a free £10 bet.

If you are not a member of the Casino you will need ID on the night to gain entry.

We need numbers ASAP, so if you have Swaz's number please text him your details or use the web site contact form, with the message category 'Presentation evening.' (Don't forget to leave a contact number in your message.)

100 goals for RCA

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 16 April 2017

Ton-up: Captain Greg Swansbury scores RCA's 100th goal of the season. Photograph: Simon Mears.

Sunderland RCA have scored one hundred goals in the current season. The milestone came when RCA captain Greg Swansbury reduced the deficit in the second half of the match at Marske United on 8 April.

Welcome to the Mariners and buenas noches Julio

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Wembley bound FA Vase finalists South Shields visit Meadow Park this Thursday evening in our rearranged Northern League Division 1 match.

Amazingly, the Mariners are in action on four fronts. As well as the FA Vase final, they play Billingham Synthonia in the Durham County Challenge Cup and North Shields in the League Cup. And with North Shields leading the Northern League on 97 points from 38 games and South Shields second on 83 from 33 played they won't have given up on the quadruple. The league, though, looks a tough ask and it's our job to make it even harder.

When the South Shields team arrive, there's one opposition player who will certainly need no introduction to football fans from Sunderland. Julio Arca was signed by Peter Reid in July 2000 and he quickly established himself as a regular, save for injuries in his second season, and firm favourite.

After a second relegation season, Julio moved down the A19 to Middlesbrough in 2006, where he played until 2013, when he retired from league football.

Julio joined South Shields in 2015 and helped them to promotion scoring 12 goals.

Get yourselves down to Meadow Park. There'll be more than a bit of class on the grass.

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