Luke Page in an aerial battle with North Shields goalkeeper Sean McCafferty.

Welcome to Sunderland RCA

Sunderland RCA play at Meadow Park, Ryhope in the Northern League Division 1. We also play in the Sunderland Sunday League Premier Division.

Value for money and excitement with the Northern League Division 1 at Meadow Park. The standard admission prices for highly competitive Northern League football are £6.00 and £4.00 for concessions. Non-standard prices may apply to particular games and will be announced in advance. Season tickets, which include all official cup games, are £70 and £50 concessions. Sunderland RCA is a family friendly club: new fans and spectators are always welcome and entry for accompanied children is free.

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Sunderland RCA 4 North Shields 2

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 18 February 2018
Saturday, 17 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

No Larkin about: Colin Larkin - scorer of two first half goals for RCA - makes a driving run.

For more photos from the match please click here.

For North Shields' match report please click here.

Goal scorers - RCA: Larkin (2); O'Neill; McNab. North Shields: Holmes; McFarlane.

After two weeks without a match due to the postponement of last Saturday's fixture at Dunston, Sunderland RCA were back in action this afternoon, with third-placed North Shields the visitors to Meadow Park.

RCA made two changes to the side narrowly beaten at home by Whitley Bay a fortnight ago, with Colin Larkin and Clayton Davis replacing James Armstrong and Reece Noble.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Davis; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Hodgson; Charlton; Page; O'Neill; Larkin; Callen.

North Shields: McCafferty; Robson; Summerly; Ormston; Pell (c); Dodds; McFarlane; Foster; Harmison; Richardson; Holmes.

New Football Secretary and Physio

Submitted by Simon Mears on Monday, 12 February 2018
The club are delighted to be able to announce two major signings to strengthen the team, off the field. 
Chris Lowther, formerly Secretary and Chairman for many years at Prudhoe Town of the Wearside League and previously the Northern League will be joining as Football Secretary, and Rachel Davison, previously at Esh Winning, among other clubs, will be joining as Physio. Both have a wealth of experience, skills and knowledge of local football and will be invaluable additions to the Club’s back room staff. They will take up their duties at Saturday's home game with North Shields.
Everyone at Sunderland RCA welcomes Chris and Rachel and looks forward to working with them.  

Sunderland RCA 0 Whitley Bay 1

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 4 February 2018
Saturday, 3 February 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Army attack: James Armstrong puts the Whitley Bay defence under pressure.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - Whitley Bay: Patton.

Following two excellent away wins at Penrith and Ryhope Colliery Welfare, Sunderland RCA were back at Meadow Park this afternoon looking for a third Northern League win in a row, with Whitley Bay the visitors.

RCA made one change to the side that beat Ryhope Colliery Welfare last Saturday, with James Armstrong replacing Dylan Elliott.

The two sides lined up as follows:

RCA: Finch; Noble; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Armstrong; Charlton; Hodgson; O'Neill; Page; Callen.

Whitley Bay: Flynn; Salmon; Walker; Haley; Summers; Anderson; Cornish; Charmey; Johnston; Kempster (c); Patton.

Ryhope Colliery Welfare 1 Sunderland RCA 3

Submitted by Simon Mears on Sunday, 28 January 2018
Saturday, 27 January 2018 - 3:00pm
Northern League 1

Luke Page got RCA off to a great start with an early goal.

For more photos from the match please click here.

Goal scorers - RCW: Ellis. RCA: Page; Elliott; Swansbury.

After the longest away league trip of the season to Penrith on Wednesday, Sunderland RCA made the shortest this afternoon to Ryhope Colliery Welfare for the second Ryhope derby of the season.

RCA named an unchanged side from Wednesday's win at Penrith. The two sides lined up as follows:

RCW: Ball; Woods; Cocks; Bott; Riding; Trewick (c); Nicholson; Winship; Melvin; Home-Jackson; Ellis.

RCA: Finch; Noble; McNab; Preston; Swansbury (c); Hodgson; Charlton; Elliott; Page; O'Neill; Callen.

Football Secretary and new Committee members wanted

Submitted by Simon Mears on Tuesday, 23 January 2018

RCA captain Greg Swansbury in action against Liversedge during this season's excellent FA Cup run.

Sunderland RCA FC of the EBAC Northern League is looking to recruit new committee members.

A well run club, based in Ryhope, Sunderland, and established in the First Division of the EBAC Northern League, RCA particularly need a new Football Secretary, preferably, though not essentially, with some experience of football administration. Lots of support is available for this excellent opportunity, ideal for someone who wants to play an active role in local football administration at a really good standard, maybe stepping up from Sunday or lower level football.

The club is also looking for other new committee members to join our team and help with a range of roles from grounds maintenance and upkeep to match day duties around the ground and clubhouse. Great football, and a good atmosphere. 

Anyone interested in joining Sunderland RCA as an active committee member should contact Colin Wilson on or 07802 523533.

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