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Club news 2010-11

The club are holding a sportsman's dinner on:

Friday, 1 April, 7.00pm for 7:30pm


The Corner Flag (formerly Idols), High Street West, Sunderland

Guest speaker: Billy Whitehurst

Comedian: Steffen Peddie

Tickets are £35.00 from the club or send an email to

Meadow Park is hosting three Wearside Combination League cup finals, running on consecutive Mondays:

# 1 Easter Monday, 25 April, 10:30am kick off

# 2 May Day, Monday, 2 May, 10:30am kick off

# 3 Monday, 9 May, 6:30pm kick off

Finalists to be announced.

The 2010/11 Player Awards will be made at a presentation evening on:

Friday, 6 May


TJ Doyles (formerly Winston's), Hanover Place, Deptford, Sunderland SR4 6BY

Doors are open at 6:30 and the presentations will be made at 7:30. The bar will then open to the public and there will be a band.

Following Sunday's 4 - 2 victory over Catholic Club FC, RCA The Barnes ensured their place in the Premier Division of the John G Hogg Sunderland Sunday League for the 2011/12 season.

Having started the season with a run of eight consecutive defeats at league level, and the upheaval of losing their management team and some players within three weeks of the season's start, the Club Officials would like to extend their thanks to Gary Errington, who took on the job of trying to ensure survival, ably assisted by long time playing members Philip Hall and Michael Curtis, who have worked tirelessly to achieve their aim for the season.

The season's nearly over, but not quite so put this date in your diaries:

Silksworth FC v Sunderland RCA

David 'Jock' McKinley Testimonial

Wednesday, 25 May, 7:30pm kick off

Silksworth Welfare Park, Blind Lane, Silksworth, Sunderland SR3 1EA

All proceeds will go to Help for Heroes, so get along to enjoy yourselves and help a good cause at the same time.

Unfortunately, Silksworth FC are leaving the Wearside League and the club is folding. David McKinley has played throughout the 13 years of the club's existence.

Spectators at Silksworth Welfare Park were treated to an entertaining and surprisingly competitive game in the David 'Jock' McKinley Testimonial match between Silksworth FC and Sunderland RCA last night.

The home side ran out 2 - 1 winners with goals from Shaun Godfrey and James Gillespie. Keith Graydon replied for RCA with a free kick from outside the box. Late in the game, David 'Jock' McKinley nearly scored with a spectacular long range shot which just cleared the cross bar.

Click here for a slideshow of photos from the match.