Club news 2012-13
Please click here to vote for your choice for fans' player of the season.
Voting closes noon, Monday, 3 June.
The club is holding its end of season presentation night at:
7pm, Saturday, 8 June
in the clubhouse.
Please note that this is a change of date from that previously publicised.
After the presentation we will be making our way to town for a few beers.
Supporters are very welcome to attend. Hope to see you there.
A 24-17 club vote at this morning's Northern League AGM reprieved Sunderland RCA from relegation to Division 2 following our finishing third bottom this season. Our reprieve is at the cost of Jarrow Roofing's disappointment. Roofing finished fourth in Division 2, but were hoping for promotion because second-placed Ryhope CW were relegated for not meeting ground criteria by the due date.
Ryhope CW have appealed against the decision to relegate them back to the Wearside League and our reprieve may be overturned if their appeal is successful.
The club was very sad to hear about the death of Terry Brace, one of its first players and key founder and who went on to perform many roles in the development of our club. Former RCA forward, Joe Dixon, a good friend of Terry, writes:
"Terry was one of the very few players, and the only committee man, to have played in the first ever seasons of both Ryhope YC Juniors (1962/63) and Ryhope YC Seniors (1963/64) which later became Ryhope CA and finally Sunderland RCA.
"Although his playing career was short with the senior side he then went on to give incredible service to the club, until 1990. A member of the committee in all these years his roles included Trainer/Physio, Treasurer and finally Chairman. It should also be remembered that, as an electrician, he gave his services free to help in the building of the club's Meadow Park ground. He was very proud, and rightly so, to have helped in forming the RCA team, back in 1963, as well as playing a huge part in the club's success and development to Northern League status."