New players needed for the branch 6 a side Football team.

The SAFCSA London Branch has a 6 a side football which play on Tuesday evenings near Clapham Junction. We are actively searching for new players to participate due to a number of players recently leaving London. Games are 40 minutes in duration with the earliest kick off time at 6.40pm (then every 40 minutes subsequently until 9.20pm).

Players are not required to commit to playing every single week as we know this may be not possible. The team recently won the league and are currently well placed to challenge this season. If you are interested in joining the team please email: sports@weardownsouth.com or alternatively send a private message to the Facebook page.

Please note: while we love to field a full team of Sunderland fans we do not restrict others from joining.

FA Youth Cup

Sunderland Under-18s have been drawn away to Watford in the 3rd Round of the FA Youth Cup.

The game will be played at Vicarage Road on Sunday 10th December with a 1.00p.m. kick-off.

A “home” game for London Branch members!

Sheffield United Away Tickets

Sheffield United v. Sunderland

Tuesday 26th December, kick-off 3.00 p.m.

Tickets for this game will go on sale as follows :

Season card holders with 37 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Tuesday 21st November until 4.30 pm on Friday 24th November.

Season card holders with 30 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Monday 27th November until 4.30 pm on Wednesday 29th November.

Season card holders with 20 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Thursday 30th November until 4.30 pm on Friday 1st December.

Season card holders with 15 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Monday 4th December until 4.30 pm. on Tuesday 5th December.

Season card holders with 10 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Wednesday 6th December until 4.30 pm. on Thursday 7th December.

Season card holders with 5 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am until 4.30 pm. on Friday 8th December.

All Season card holders may apply from 9.00 am on Monday 11th December until 4.30 pm on Tuesday 12th December.

Subject to any tickets remaining, a General Sale will commence at 9.00 am on Wednesday 13th December.

Tickets are priced at : Adults £32 ; Over 60s £26 ; Full-time students or Under 22s £21 ; Under 18s £17 

Applications for tickets can be made by using the online system at www.safc.com/ticketing or by contacting the club on 0191-551 5004. (Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Switch cards are accepted for which a transaction charge will be levied.) Alternatively, tickets can be obtained from the Stadium of Light ticket office, by fax on 0191 551 5150 or in writing to ‘Sales, PO BOX 165, Sunderland SR5 1WF’.

Wear Down South Deadline

It’s that time again – the next issue of Wear Down South is due and the deadline for this one is:

Sunday 25th November

Okay, I know it’s a painful time to be thinking of SAFC but this is your chance to vent your true feelings,  and/or spread some Christmas cheer with some gallows humour. It’s unlikely we’ll have a new manager by then, or even won a game,  but what the heck, we’re Sunderland. Apologies to some of you who may have just received the last issue due to a glitch in the post – I wasn’t ignoring you, honest!

Eileen – eileensproates@aol.com

P.S. for true masochists only – Radio 4 Extra (Saturday 18th November,  7.30 am and 5:30 pm) is repeating ‘Twelve Yards from the Premiership – High Drama from the Division 1 Playoff between Charlton Athletic and Sunderland in 1998’, from 2001.  I’m sure Mickey Gray will feature a bit…

 

Wolves Away Tickets

Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Sunderland

Saturday 9th December, kick-off 3.00 p.m.

Tickets for this game are now available as follows :

Season card holders with 32 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets until 4.30 pm on Friday 17th November.

Season card holders with 20 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Monday 20th November until 4.30 pm on Wednesday 22nd November.

Season card holders with 10 or more Black Cat Points may apply for tickets from 9.00 am on Thursday 23rd November until 4.30 pm. on Friday 24th November

All Season card holders may apply from 9.00 am on Monday 27th November until 4.30 pm on Tuesday 28th November.

Subject to any tickets remaining, a General Sale will commence at 9.00 am on Wednesday 29th November.

Tickets are priced at : Adults £25 ; Over 65s or Under 21s £15 ; Under 17s £12 ; Under 12s £10 

Applications for tickets can be made by using the online system at www.safc.com/ticketing or by contacting the club on 0191-551 5004. (Visa, Mastercard, Delta and Switch cards are accepted for which a transaction charge will be levied.) Alternatively, tickets can be obtained from the Stadium of Light ticket office, by fax on 0191 551 5150 or in writing to ‘Sales, PO BOX 165, Sunderland SR5 1WF’.