We Are Football

From leagues through to international and  club Futsal, Walking Football and football courses for children the Beacon of Light caters for every type of football and fan.

Looking to hire a football pitch in Sunderland?

The Beacon of Light has the perfect football facilities for lovers of the small-sided version of the beautiful game played on our state-of-the-art outdoor 3G 5 a side pitches next to Sunderland AFC’s magnificent Stadium of Light.

So whether you’re looking for a kickabout with friends or a training venue for your club, the Beacon of Light is the perfect stage whatever your goals.


3G 5 a side Pitches

Overlooking the Stadium of Light and the River Wear our 3G 5 a side outdoor pitches are arguably the most beautiful in Sunderland and also the best value!

4G Indoor Football Barn

A unique space at the top of the Beacon that is one 7 a side pitch


Test yourself against other local teams in one of our four competitive – but fun – weekly football leagues!

Football Tournaments

With a range of 5 a side tournaments available, you can lead your team to glory at the Beacon of Light!

Football Courses

Fun and engaging football sessions delivered by Foundation of Light’s experienced UEFA and FA qualified coaches.

Walking Football

Open to all ages and abilities, Walking Football is a slower version of the beautiful game and ideal for those who want to get more exercise, improve their fitness or meet new people.

Matchday Kickabout

Bring your young Black Cats to the Beacon of Light for a pre-matchday kickabout while you enjoy our new Fausto Coppa cafe before heading over to the Stadium of Light for the real kick-off!