Black Cats score trophy hat-trick
Sunderland Deaf AFC secure treble
Date published: 19th May 2017
Sunderland Deaf AFC have completed a memorable treble by winning the English Deaf Football League Challenge Cup.
The Black Cats lifted the trophy following a hard-fought 4-2 victory over Barnet Deaf FC, becoming only the fourth team to win the competition.
The final at Chester FC's Deva Stadium wrapped up a record-breaking year for the team who were crowned champions of the EDF Northern League for the fourth time and won their third EDF League Cup in a row.
I have been absolutely delighted with the teams' performances this season, they are a fantastic group to coach.
We have overcome some excellent sides in all competitions and to win the treble is a fantastic achievement, I am really proud of the lads.
Scott Garthwaite, Sunderland Deaf AFC Manager
Founded in 2013, Sunderland Deaf AFC is a community club aimed at giving deaf footballers in the region a platform to perform and enjoy the sport.
Over the years the team has gone from strength to strength, increasing in size and establishing a Futsal team. Through their partnership with Foundation of Light, the team have access to the charity's expert coaches, receive assistance with fundraising and use of the SAFC brand.
To find out more about Sunderland Deaf AFC including details on future open training sessions, email email@example.com.
The Foundation offers a wide range of disability programmes to ensure young people and adults across the North East enjoy sport from specialist sports sessions to England Talent Days held in partnership with Durham FA designed to find future England internationals.
For more information on Foundation of Light's disability coaching programmes, contact Kevin Darke on 0191 5515191 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.