Club news 2013-14
The pre-season friendly against Hartlepool FC, scheduled for Tuesday, 16 July, has been cancelled. We are sorry for any disappointment and inconvenience the short noitice causes.
Update: admission prices £3.00 for adults and £1.00 for concessions.
Sunderland RCA host a Hartlepool XI in an attractive pre-season friendly at Meadow Park on Saturday, kick off 3:00 pm.
Colin Cooper is bringing along a Hartlepool side which will be a mixture of youth and experience as he tries to see all of his players in action over a few days this week.
For Neil Hixon's new look RCA team it will be a stiff test with the EBAC Northern League season only a fortnight away.
FA Vase First Round Proper
Bridlington Town FC v Sunderland RCA FC
Sunderland RCA FC have been drawn away to Bridlington Town FC in the first round proper of the FA Vase.
The tie will be played at the Neil Hudgell Law Stadium, Queensgate, Bridlington on Saturday, 19 October 2013.
After six successful years in charge of the footballing affairs of Sunderland RCA, manager Neil Hixon and head coach George Herd have decided to stand down with immediate effect. They will both stay with the club in an advisory capacity, and as part of the committee of the club.
David Lee and Stephen Halliday, who have been assisting Neil this season, will take charge of team affairs, with the continuing support of Ian Smith on the coaching side.
Sunderland RCA want to put on record their gratitude for the superb job Neil and George have done over the years and their ongoing commitment to the club. They will both continue to play a big part in the future of Sunderland RCA, without the pressure of day to day responsibility for results and performances.
Neil has led the club with determination and creativity, continually keeping RCA competitive against bigger clubs by continually finding new talent and blending new teams together quickly, and we owe a lot to his efforts, and will still help to develop the club.
At 77 years of age, and with a matchless record of service to clubs throughout North East football since 1961, George Herd is keen to finally retire from the coaching field for a well deserved rest, and we wish him well. He will still be around the club, helping and advising from his endless supply of coaching programmes and knowledge.
RCA play Bridlington Town in the FA Vase at 3pm on Saturday, 19 October 2013.
The club have booked a bus which will leave Meadow Park at 9:45am on Saturday. There will be a brief stop for lunch on the way and we plan to arrive at Bridlington at 1:30pm. After the match, we plan to leave Bridlington at 6pm, stop for an hour for a quick pint in Guisborough on the way back, and aim to be home for 9:30pm.
There are a limited number of places for spectators on the bus priced at £8 and £5 concessions. To book your seat please contact Rob Jones as soon as you can.
You can use the site contact form to confirm your interest.
This Sunday, 17 November RCA Grangetown Florists take on Witton Park Rose and Crown in the Carlsberg FA Sunday Cup with a 1:00pm kick off at the Seagrave Stadium, home of West Auckland FC. A coach will leave The Alexandra pub in Grangetown at 11:00am for West Auckland and will return for about 5.00pm. All welcome and support would be very much appreciated.
Today's away fixture at Penrith has been postponed.
Today's match at Team Northumbria has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
Tonight's home fixture against Penrith in the league has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
Today's away fixture at Spennymoor Town has been postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.