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Our Swaz named Manager of the Season

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Sunday, 20 May 2018
Martin Swales

Our manager, Martin Swales, has been named Non League Manager of the Season by Mark Carruthers in the Sunday Sun.

Congratulations Martin. It’s the icing on the cake of a fantastic season.

Mark Carruthers comments that RCA “have finished above some big-name clubs and it has been down to Swales’ ability to get the most out of his players and their willingness to do everything their manager asks of them.”

Mark also mentioned the outstanding season from Dylan Elliot in the Young Plsyer of the Year category.

New website for the Northern League

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Thursday, 17 May 2018

The Ebac Northern League’s new website will be available on the afternoon of Tuesday, 22 May.

The website will be at

The site has a new design and is more accessible for mobile devices. It retains many of the features of the current site, including data from previous seasons. However, a number of new features have been added to the new site for the 2018/19 season:

  • the details of forthcoming fixtures will include a map for the home ground
  • league tables will be automatically updated as the results are posted
  • the results for individual games will include goalscorers, times of goals, significant incidents such as red cards and missed penalties, the referee and the attendance
  • photographs and graphics will also be included in news section
  • the links section to the clubs in the league will include links to each club’s website as well its social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook.

The League welcome comments that people have on the new website. These can be sent to:

Please vote for the Fans' Player of the Season

Submitted by Tim Robinson on Tuesday, 15 May 2018

A fantastic football year has come to a close and it's time to vote for your choice for Fans' Player of the Season.

Please click here to register your vote. You will also be asked for your name and email address. After you have submitted your choice an email will be sent to you, within 24 hours, to reply to in order to verify your vote. Please do not expect to receive the email immediately after you have voted. If you do not receive an email asking you to verify your vote please check your spam / junk email folder. Please vote only once.

Please do not vote if you are a Sunderland RCA player, coaching staff or committee member.

Your name and email address will be used to and only to support the integrity of the poll. They will not be retained or passed to a third party. Players will not be told who voted for them. The poll is hosted by Google on a secure server.

The poll closes at 10:00pm on Tuesday, 29 May.

Please contact me via the site's contact form - use the web site comment or query category - if anything goes wrong.

Presentation Night

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 10 May 2018

Sunderland RCA's presentation night is to be held on Saturday, 9 June, at the Grosvenor Casino - RCA's home shirt sponsor.

The event - which will celebrate a fantastic season for the club, where we equaled our best ever finish in the Northern League Division One - will run between 7 and 11pm and is only £5 per ticket, which includes buffet and a pint.

The awards will be presented by Sunderland AFC legend, Gordon Armstrong.

Everyone welcome.

Grosvenor Casino
6 Lambton Street

Match preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Friday, 27 April 2018

Reece Noble in action against Guisborough Town last season.

As the season draws to a close, Sunderland RCA have three matches at home in the coming week:

On Saturday, 28 April, we host Guisborough Town, with a 3pm kick-off. No guarantees, but recent matches between the two sides have been cracking encounters with goals, goals, goals. Last season, in the corresponding fixture, RCA were beaten 4-2 by Guisborough, and this season, at the KGV, RCA won a thrilling match 4-3 with terrific goals from Nathan O'Neill and Colin Larkin, who grabbed a brace apiece.

Charity run

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 8 April 2018
Bradley Lowery Foundation

lan Lowther, son of RCA Club Secretary, Chris Lowther, is running this year's Great North Run and raising money for the Bradley Lowery Foundation.

Please support him if you can for what is a great cause.