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Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round draw

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 21 August 2017

Sunderland RCA have drawn Liversedge at home in the Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round.

The match will be played at Meadow Park on Saturday, 2 September, with a 3.00pm kick-off.

Liversedge play their football in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and join a growing list of clubs that RCA have faced in FA Vase and FA Cup matches in recent seasons from the same division.

Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Thursday, 17 August 2017

Ross Preston in action for RCA in the Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round match against Garforth Town.

This Saturday, 19 August, Sunderland RCA take on Ashington in the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round. As regular Northern League Division One opponents, of course, RCA and Ashington need no introduction to one another.

New training kit sponsor

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 14 August 2017

Mo from Pizza Uno Sunderland and RCA manager Martin Swales with the new training kit.

Sunderland RCA are pleased to announce another sponsorship agreement -  this one is with Pizza Uno, Sunderland to sponsor RCA's new training kit.

The lads were given their new kit for the warm-up prior Saturday's home match with Washington.

It's great to see an increasing number of local firms supporting RCA.

New shirt sponsor

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 7 August 2017

Phil Chambers from Grosvenor Casino Sunderland and RCA manager Martin Swales show off the new home shirt.

Sunderland RCA are delighted to announce a new partnership with Grosvenor Casino Sunderland - who will be a new shirt sponsor.

The new home shirt made a successful debut in Saturday's 3-1 FA Cup win over Garforth Town and looked rather spendid.

Emirates FA Cup preview

Submitted by Simon Mears on Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Michael Charlton in action for RCA at Penrith during last season's Emirates FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round match.

This Saturday, 5 August, kick-off 3.00pm, Sunderland RCA begin the new season with a match at home to Garforth Town in the Extra Preliminary Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

FA Cup draws

Submitted by Simon Mears on Friday, 7 July 2017

Sunderland RCA have drawn Garforth Town at home in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round.

Garforth Town play their football in the Northern Counties East Premier League - the same league as familiar Vase opponents Bridlington Town, Handsworth Parramore, Hemsworth Miners Welfare and AFC Mansfield.

The match will be played at Meadow Park on Saturday, 5 August, with a 3.00pm kick-off.

Should RCA win that match then we have a further home draw in the Preliminary Round against either Ashington or Ryhope Colliery Welfare.

The Preliminary Round is to be played a fortnight later on Saturday, 19 August.

FA Competitions

Submitted by Colin Wilson on Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Our competitive season starts, as usual nowadays, with the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup on 5 August, which is not ideal but there you are. At the time of writing we don’t know our opponents but we will do by the time of the SAFC friendly match, listen for announcements or check the website or Twitter for details.

In the FA Vase our efforts of last season will be rewarded with exemption until the Second Round Proper in November. Somewhere over 600 clubs will play in the Vase this season, starting in September and we won’t enter until the last 128. With South Shields taking promotion it looks like, unless rules have changed, that only ourselves, Shildon, Morpeth and Billingham Town will be exempt to that stage this season, fewer than in the last half a dozen years.

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