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RT @sharonbrownlie3: Positive meeting today with @c_rob_8 to discuss the Sunderland RTC and NE Player Pathway at the Foundations impressive…

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NEWS: Foundation of Light's football pathway continues to make its mark on the women’s game with no fewer than 11… https://t.co/lg6a0xFfEG

14 hours ago

RT @LinrowEducation: Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to develop your SEND awareness! Fully funded @SAFCFoL #CPD #disabilitychamp

16 hours ago

CANCELLED: Unfortunately we have had to cancel today’s Dance course at Sunnydale. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Aug 20

Sport six out of seven of the day for youngsters taking part in #MultiSports. More activities, skills and training… https://t.co/5TurtgwrSh

Aug 20

SPORT: A goal worthy of a @Cristiano celebration at our #OpenTrials today. https://t.co/pq5banDjOZ

Aug 20

RT @c_rob_8: @SunderlandRTC @SAFCFoL Great Experiences with squads playing Arsenal Birmingham Essex and Northern Ireland Clubs 👌🏻 Superb Ou…

Aug 19

RT @SunderlandAFC: We're back underway at the @StadiumOfLight. More of the same please 🙏 🔴⚪️ 3-0 🔶 https://t.co/pHHErf8XIv

Aug 19

RT @SAFCLadies: #BigKickOff 30 minutes to go.... @SAFCLadies v @FyldeLadiesFC STONEHOUSE BROWN BEER STEWART YOUNG ATKINSON GIBSON LAMB…

Aug 19

Our #GrandinYourHand Lottery returns this afternoon! Look out for our sellers around the @StadiumofLight before ki… https://t.co/AdwGdGOeFC

Aug 18

RT @andygrantfc: Delighted @SAFCFoL is partnering with @SportStructures to provide this fully-funded @1st4sportQuals L1 coaching qual for a…

Aug 18

RT @DurhamFA: 📸| We have the second block of the FA Level 2 in Coaching Futsal @FoL_Beacon this weekend! #Coaching #Learning https://t.co/y…

Aug 18

RT @SAFCLadies: One day to go to #TheBigKickOff ⚽️ @SAFCLadies v @FyldeLadiesFC @FAWNL 📆 19th August ⏱ 2.00pm 🏟 Hetton Centre, Welfare R…

Aug 17

RT @SAFCLadies: ONLY TWO DAYS TO GO ⚽️ @SAFCLadies v @FyldeLadiesFC @FAWNL 📆 19th August ⏱ 2.00pm 🏟 Hetton Centre, Welfare Road, DH5 9NE…

Aug 17

RT @SportStructures: We have teamed up with @SAFCFoL to host FREE Level 1 Award in assistant coaching this month⚽️ 📍Beacon in Light, Sunde…

Aug 17

Our delivery teams using today's #CPD session at the @FoL_Beacon to focus on developing #Ofsted-ready lesson plans… https://t.co/EHXE4vPCPm

Open Football Trials

Do you dream of playing for Sunderland AFC? If so, sign up for our Open Football Trials!

Held twice a year for players aged five to 16 years who have ambitions to progress into elite football, participants will be observed by Foundation of Light coaches and SAFC Academy recruitment staff.

Each player will receive individual feedback about their performance, with all players signposted to additional opportunities and the most promising being referred to the Foundation-led Player Development Squads and the Academy of Light for possible further training.

Through our girls open trials, budding female players will be signposted to our Girls Only sessions, Player Development Squads or Sunderland Regional Talent Club trials.

Course Details

Our Open Trials are an opportunity for youngsters to showcase their ability in a professional and safe environment, be assessed and signposted to relevant Foundation programmes on our Player Progression Pathway, take part in a series of games and coaching sessions and receive email feedback on their performance.

Plus scouts from Sunderland AFC will be in attendance, with opportunities for recruitment into their academy.

The image of women's football has changed dramatically especially since the Olympics with so many young girls inspired to play football. It is important we raise awareness of the opportunities available to them if they want to follow a career within the sport.

Courses Available

  • Dates
  • Day
  • Course Title
  • Time
  • Location
  • Age
  • Cost
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  • Date:20th to 21st August
  • Day:Monday & Tuesday
  • Course Title:Open Trials
  • Time:10am-3pm
  • Location:Beacon of Light, SR5 1SU
  • Age:School years 1-6 (2018-19)
  • Cost:£30.00
  • Fully Booked
  • Date:22nd to 23rd August
  • Day:Wednesday & Thursday
  • Course Title:Open Trials
  • Time:10am-3pm
  • Location:Beacon of Light, SR5 1SU
  • Age:School years 7-10 (2018-19)
  • Cost:£30.00
  • Fully Booked
  • Date:28th to 29th August
  • Day:Tuesday & Wednesday
  • Course Title:Open Trials
  • Time:10am-3pm
  • Location:St Johns Secondary School and Sixth Form College, DL14 6JT
  • Age:School years 4-7 (2018-19)
  • Cost:£25.00

The overall ambition is to become a SAFC Academy player but our alternative signposting opportunities ensure everyone has the opportunity to stay involved in the game at all levels.

Ian Dipper, Evening & Weekend Coordinator