Football Coaching

Soccer courses and sports activities for youngsters

We offer a comprehensive range of soccer courses and sports activities suitable for youngsters of all ages and abiltiies across the North East.

One of the most advanced football and sports coaching set ups of any Barclays Premier League football club Foundation, our FA qualified Coaches deliver high quality sessions that run before school, in-school, after school, on evenings and weekends and during the school holidays.

Our football courses offer the opportunity for gifted and talented players to progress into training sessions at our Development Centres, Sunderland AFC’s Academy of Light and the Sunderland and Gateshead Girls' Centre of Excellence through our Player Progression Pathway.

As well as providing football and sports opportunities for children across the North East, our Coaching Department has gained a worldwide reputation for its groundbreaking sessions and workshops, delivering soccer schools in Europe, Africa and Asia.


  • Soccer Courses

    Football Coaching in Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham

    • Venues across the North East
    • High quality training from qualified coaches
    • Opportunities for progression.
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  • Women & Girls

    Gender-specific football coaching

    • Specialist coaches
    • Opportunities to join teams and leagues
    • Progression routes into the Sunderland RTC
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  • Matchday Experiences

    Enjoy a premier football experience at Sunderland AFC

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    • Coaches & Teams

      Developing Grassroots Football

      • Coaches Clinic
      • Coaching Experiences
      • Teachers CPD
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    • Open Trials

      Sunderland AFC Academy opportunities for 5-16-year-olds

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      • International

        Worldwide Soccer Camps

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