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16 hours ago

HUGE THANKS to #SAFC players Duncan Watmore, Lee Camp and club legend Kevin Ball who attended our #MakingMoves coa… https://t.co/RLzEHq9Z2K

18 hours ago

RT @SRTRC_England: Congratulations to prize winner Jack from Whitburn School who was lucky enough to meet @Ethan_robson8 and @tybrowning as…

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“I would recommend the NCS to anyone as it is an experience I will never forget.” Our Shildon @FoLScholars have ju… https://t.co/cmomxMp4P9

19 hours ago

RT @davedixon919: Wow ... the Beacon of light is a building and a facility to be proud of for Sunderland and the NE @SAFCFoL @SunderlandAFC

Apr 19

RT @TheBoLSchool: Our students are really looking forward to their first rugby session with @AllStarsRugby tomorrow #SportStars #FitnessFri

Apr 19

RT @FoL_Beacon: Wow all the lines are down and our multi sports hall is almost ready. Final inspections tomorrow. To enquire about hirin…

Apr 19

RT @RobLawson1: Perfect evening for cycling - and a lovely 34-mile ride with @Sthompson40Sean in training for @SAFCFoL challenge. No stops.…

Apr 19

RT @godboldtt: Winner of the Tt event city campus Niall with runner up the stig @HelenBy36665754 @SportBetty @sc_youthsupport @FoL_Beacon @…

Apr 19

RT @godboldtt: Students having a go v the terminator robot machine bede college aadam maharoo the most successful @sc_youthsupport @HelenBy

Apr 19

BREAKING NEWS: We will kick off a new era of football in the #NorthEast with Soccer Courses, #LittleDribblers and… https://t.co/C1s55uyMde

Apr 19

RT @LanchesterEP: Y2 are improving their throwing and catching skills this afternoon with @SAFCFoL in the lovely sunshine!☀️🎾 Mr Mordue htt…

Apr 19

RT @FoL_Beacon: The Beacon is set to be a multi sports community venue with Indoor 4G, Outdoor 3Gs and an amazing sports hall with 3 courts…

Apr 19

Did you miss out on our first SEND Awareness Course? Due to popularity, we are hosting a further event at the… https://t.co/nej3fkAATz

Apr 19

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Apr 19

Fantastic turnout and discussions at last night's #DisabilityChampions SEND Awareness Course at the @StadiumofLighthttps://t.co/W6FtaeCvYT

Apr 19

WELL DONE to our Ladies @FoLScholars team who travelled to @LilleshallNSC yesterday for a series of @NFYLU19 league… https://t.co/56HBaqqQnM

Apr 19

NEWS: More than 70 youngsters took to the pitches at #SAFC's Academy of Light in the hope of securing a place on on… https://t.co/pOnxJRtWdb

Apr 19

Our #CoachesAcademy offers on the job training and support from experienced, qualified mentors, a GUARANTEED interv… https://t.co/8XWAGuMVo4

Apr 19

Leaving school this year and looking to kick start a career in sports coaching? Come along to our Information Even… https://t.co/qLuCGotNn0

Apr 19

RT @c_rob_8: @steviemc225 @LilleshallNSC @FoLScholars @NFYLU19 @CL24796 Thanks and to @NFYLU19 Great Experience for Players 👏🏻 👊🏻⚽️ https:/…

Top architects create Beacon of hope

One of the country’s top architects has been chosen to create an iconic design for the Beacon of Light. FaulknerBrowns, are based in the northeast but have a worldwide reputation for design.

The Beacon of Light will be a vibrant and exciting education and sports facility and the first of its kind in the UK and the architectural practice aims to create a building that will both inspire and motivate.

Partner Michael Hall explained: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this exciting project. It will not only be a new landmark for the north east but provide an innovative new model for the integration of sport, health and education throughout the UK and Europe.”

“The location for the proposed Beacon of Light is on a major gateway site next to the Stadium of Light and required an inventive design to maximise the opportunity.”

FaulknerBrowns have gained a national and international reputation for the design of complex leisure destinations and developments, which have continually redefined the building type for nearly fifty years. Their buildings are regarded by many people, but sports bodies in particular, as examples of best practice.

Its design approach for the Beacon of Light was to stack the indoor football zone on the roof of the education and training facilities. The lightweight choice of materials for the Beacon also means it can be illuminated at night – making it a Beacon of hope visible across the city.

The shape of the building is a simple but striking cube.

On entering the building on the first floor, users will be presented with a busy street along which the various activities within the building will interconnect.

Inspirational zones for education, world of work, health and wellbeing and sport and play will be clearly earmarked and enjoy excellent views into the sports arena.

Michael Hall, FaulknerBrowns partner

Former Sunderland AFC Chairman and Chair of Trustees of the Foundation of Light, Sir Bob Murray CBE added: “I have no doubt the Beacon of Light will become a building of national importance and international reputation. The building will be leading edge and epitomises the pioneering approach and work of the Foundation.

“The Beacon will make a difference by involving, inspiring and educating a generation of young people and their families. It will touch the lives of thousands of people every week and have a far-reaching impact in the region and beyond.

“FaulknerBrowns have an eminent name and outstanding track record, so we are delighted to have such a strong a renowned team working with us to deliver our vision and to create something very unique and special in the region.”

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