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RT @JackGray1997: @SAFCFoL Coaches Coffee Club returns on Tuesday 19th January 4:15pm-5:15pm! @ScottN1504 will be leading the event on “Th…

☕ The ever-popular Coaches' Coffee Club has returned during lockdown. 📊 This week's hot topic was the xG Theory,… https://t.co/hUZVhuOW4b

𝗜𝗖𝗬𝗠𝗜 @baileywright92 gets a grilling from our budding stars during a Zoom Q&A... Watch ▶️ https://t.co/oj1Hqfn57j… https://t.co/m7JkCWihyI

𝙎𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖 𝙛𝙚𝙬 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙨? 🤗 Help us understand your thoughts and perceptions about charitable causes across the north… https://t.co/VwEzWJ5w2h

RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Another excellent virtual session this morning @SAFCFoL Skills, Q&A’s with the coaches and great advice for the kids!…

👏 Congratulations @Charliewyke1 on your hat-trick v @AFCWimbledon this afternoon. 🙌 Big win for @SunderlandAFC on… https://t.co/kZ9Caufuq4

RT @BlcSafc: Reaching out for support shows strength .. Our virtual @SunderlandAFC match day mental health hub with @washingtonmind is avai…

🥳 Many happy returns to the King! ⚽️ Chris Maguire turns 32 today, let’s hope he can add to his three goals so far… https://t.co/LpVVwV0N8u

🔴⚪⚽ ...It's matchday! 🔜 There may be no 𝙃𝘼’𝙒𝘼𝙔 𝘼𝙉𝘿 𝙋𝙇𝘼𝙔 draw today but get your tickets now for Tuesday night 👉… https://t.co/K7MkMG1HHM

RT @EFLTrust: .@RishiSunak thanks our EFL Clubs and Community organisations as we focus on providing opportunities for unemployed young peo…

🪚 Carving out opportunities for our young people. 🤩 Some of the handy work on show during our one-to-one woodwork… https://t.co/aYi4rfbyti

🏃🏼‍♂️ Love this! Keep it up, Archie - but don’t tire yourself out before you’ve baked those cakes you promised ever… https://t.co/3nVvGW5wIR

RT @KirstyLouiseSm9: Can’t thank @baileywright92 enough! Such an inspirational Q&A session with Mason & the #FolPlayerDevelopment kids last…

🤸 Don't forget our PE and Dance activity sessions take place at 1.30pm every afternoon for kids - and parents - of… https://t.co/JV81WkO3Bm

Great to have @LukeOnien on board as one of our @PFA ambassadors for the 2020-21 season. Your support is really a… https://t.co/y56R5Z0gfe

🇺🇸 Our star in stripes! Good luck, Austin 👊 https://t.co/mq4fZDOvdX

👀 Don't touch the jelly babies... @baileywright92 shares some superstitions with young players from our Developmen… https://t.co/Xobvs9iorH

💻 #SAFC's @baileywright92 took to the hot seat as he was grilled by our Player Development Centre kids via Zoom.… https://t.co/CEfSH3WJTB

RT @BlcSafc: As we can't be at @SAFCFoL in person with @washingtonmind on Saturday, our virtual mental health will be available between 12…

🤔 Kids who are missing our football sessions have come up with a 𝙇𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚 to stay active while fundraisin… https://t.co/rv2RLz3yCE

Black Cat ambassadors announced

Sunderland AFC’s official charity, Foundation of Light have announced their player ambassadors for 2020-21 season.

A record seven first-team players have confirmed their support, including last season’s PFA Community Champion, Tom Flanagan, who will be supporting sports participation and will help highlight the vital work the charity does within the community alongside his teammates.

Bailey Wright, Luke O’Nien, Grant Leadbitter, Lynden Gooch, Aiden O’Brien and Dion Sanderson, will represent, fundraising, disability, mental health and wellbeing, education, social inclusion and National Citizenship Service respectively.

In addition to the first-team players, four under 18 scholars; Sonny Singh, Ryan Gooch, Patrick Almond and Josh Baggs, are showing their support and backing education programmes within secondary schools including Premier League Inspires.

I’m very proud to be working alongside the Foundation and being their disability ambassador.  They have done lots and lots of work over the years to support adults and children and I look forward to working alongside them going forward

Luke O’Nien, Sunderland AFC defender

Jamie Wright, Managing Director for the Foundation of Light added: “We’re delighted to have so many of the players be ambassadors for programmes we deliver.  The last year has been hard for many of us and by having their support, either in person or virtually will mean so much to a number of our participants.

“Getting support from the under 18s is important too, many are still in education and to back the delivery of our secondary school programmes, the pupils can relate to them and seek advice.

“We look forward to working with all of the players and help raise awareness of the vital work we do within our communities.”

So far this season, vice club captain, Bailey Wright has backed Ha’way and Play, a new matchday lottery, club captain Grant Leadbitter fronted Give a Quid to help combat social isolation and Luke O’Nien surprised a local school and took part in a virtual Q&A with pupils.

Every season, Sunderland AFC players (not just ambassadors) give up their time and visit community programmes and sessions.

Foundation of Light’s portfolio of delivery covers sport, health and welling, education, and world of work, working with tens of thousands of course registrants every year.

For further information about any of the Foundation’s programmes, visit our sports coaching, school or careers and training pages.

Written By Kay James

13 January 2021

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