Lasses push for the title

SAFC Ladies
invite you to join them
at The Den, Zampa Road SE16 3LN
at 2.00p.m. on Sunday 26th October
for their game against Millwall Lionesses

The maths. are simple! Three points in this final game of their season will mean Sunderland win their league for the 4th consecutive year, the difference being that this time there will be a nailed-on benefit of promotion to Division 1 of the FA Women’s Super League.

The team’s General Manager has said : “We have had a lot of support on our away games, particularly from the members of the Wear Down South SAFC supporters branch and the players and staff are hoping to enjoy that support in London at the weekend.
We are very grateful and I know that it gives the girls a real boost.”

As members will be aware, the Branch has sponsored the Ladies’ team for the last two seasons so we now have a chance to manifest that support with human presence and loud “Haways”. You will be impressed with the quality of the football and most certainly see more effort than was evident at St. Mary’s last Saturday!

For those who’ve not previously been to The Den, there is an adjacent station South Bermondsey to which trains run from London Bridge every 15 minutes on the quarter hour with a journey time of just 10 minutes. The nearest tube station is Surrey Quays.

Finally Millwall are demonstrating that they do really care by offering half-price tickets for adult Lady Black Cats fans. These can be obtained by logging onto :

before Friday 24th October and using the promotional code sunderland1.

Let’s show the London Branch at its numerical strength and best for this crucial game!

We beat the Mags 5-3!

The Branch Pool team pulled out a sterling performance to beat rivals Newcastle London Branch 5-3 to win their first Cup in 15 years.

After going ahead 3-0, before the Mags, who were sneakily fielding some ringers, pulled it back to 3-3.  After some squeaky bum time, the lads, lead by Captain Jim Minton, went ahead 4-3 thanks to a foul by the Mags in the first doubles match.  Aidan and Dougal (aka Ian Currie) stepped up, and as Aidan doubled a cracking colour, Dougal took advantage when the Mags missed the black.

While the Mags brought the After Eights to wind up the lads, it was Jim, Aidan, Dougal, Paul, Nigel and Matt who had the last laugh, and enjoyed champagne (well, prosecco) out of the cup.


The Female Black Cats

As sponsors of SAFC Women, the Branch was represented at the End of Season Awards by Richie Cockton (Branch Secretary) and Jane Hughes (our woman in the North).

The Cup Final Song

… in case you were wondering… Corrigan Brothers, the Irish Band who shot  to International Fame with their worldwide hit, “There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama” the song which saw them perrform at the President’s Inauguration as well as reach over ten million you tube hits have written a Capital One Cup Final Song for Sunderland.

Cup Final Social 2014

The night before the Cup Final, while many Sunderland fans were taking over Covent Garden, the London Branch (and many guests) took over the Knights Templar pub in Chancery Lane.

Around 350 people came along on the night, for some free beer, DVDs of famous cup victories on the big screen, and lots of singing.  The Son of Pele turned up and even drew our raffle.

The event raised £800 for charity, which was split between the Jody Craddock Testimonial fund, and the SAFC Foundation.