Sunderland Stadium of Light

Sassco are looking to play at their most ambitious venue yet.

12184232 1025239054194333 3117521793474762301 OAfter the warm climes of the Victor Tedesco Stadium in Malta, the balmy FC Ferreiras Stadium in Portugal and various indoor venues, coastal venues and playing between the Brooklyn Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge, Sassco are looking to head to the Stadium of Light to play a full 11-a-side game.

Play on Pitch 2016 Event at the Stadium of Light, which includes:

  • 90 minute game for a squad of 18 on the Stadium of Light pitch
  • Use of the Stadium of Light dressing room
  • Referee and linesmen
  • Warm up session
  • Pre-match and half time refreshments
  • Man of the match presentation
  • Team Photograph
  • Post-match meal

Cost is £1800 in total, so around £100 per player. If less players, then a little more, plus we'll look at arranging kit, which might be around £10/20 per person (to keep).

We've been booked in for Thursday 9th June, 7:00pm to 9:45pm

 

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Two defeats out of two.

11-a-side - 24th July 2011

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11-a-side - 14th August 2010

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11-a-side - 7th August 2010

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11-a-side - 31st July 2010

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11-a-side - 25th July 2010

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Sassco's new Bunker ball.

11-a-side - 23rd July 2010

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11-a-side - 17th July 2010

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Sassco back in the Premier Le…

11-a-side - 13th July 2010

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Chemfica 5 Sassco.co.uk 0 / C…

11-a-side - 10th July 2010

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Greenwell back in charge.

11-a-side - 8th July 2010

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11-a-side - 4th July 2010

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11-a-side - 27th June 2010

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Top scorer and Player of the …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 21st June 2010

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 19th June 2010

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Conflict over number 8.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 20th May 2010

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Season review.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 17th May 2010

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 15th May 2010

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 13th May 2010

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Arms City 1 Sassco.co.uk 3.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 8th May 2010

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 5th May 2010

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Sangha quizzed by Gourlay.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 3rd May 2010

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 2nd May 2010

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Sassco.co.uk 2 Usworth FC 5.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 29th April 2010

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AGUK Cup game v Redhouse FC.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 28th April 2010

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Sassco's first pre-season 'fr…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 26th April 2010

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 24th April 2010

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Titch: The Miracle Midget. The already bolstered missing list got even worse. Dave Smith was added to the list to those missing on Monday, and I expected this to be the...Read More

Hylton JFC 7 Sassco.co.uk 1.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 19th April 2010

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Usworth FC 2 Sassco.co.uk 1.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 17th April 2010

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 14th April 2010

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Sassco.co.uk 0 East Durham 4.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 11th April 2010

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Cambridge Hotel 2 Sassco.co.u…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 7th April 2010

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Sassco.co.uk 2 Colliery Taver…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 3rd April 2010

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New Nike kit.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st April 2010

Pictures to be added shortly, but Sassco will be wearing a new Nike kit for the 2010-2012 season. This makes a radical break from Sassco using Adidas since 1999.

Marc McDermont - General Mana…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st April 2010

Marc McDermont, due to Sangha's retirement, is now classed as General Manager. This means that the team line ups made by Michael Pearson must be explained to Marc before each...Read More

Muers signs for The Cove.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st April 2010

A deal has been struck with The Cove. Mark Muers will sign for them and become the Technical Director. He will no longer be involved with Sassco as of now...Read More

General Manager standing down…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st April 2010

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The Cove 0 Sassco.co.uk 4.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 28th March 2010

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Stoker busts Macca's lip. Dave and Scott Smith, plus Campbell were missing from this expected win. It didn't start too well. We weren't under any real threat, but the early goal...Read More

Traveller's Rest 5 Sassco.co…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 20th March 2010

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Lack of numbers; inevitable defeat. I was as surprised as anyone on the pitch that we were 2-0 up in a difficult first half. Gourlay had struck first and Muers struck...Read More

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11-a-side 2009-2010 - 13th March 2010

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Busy times for the 11-a-side …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 10th March 2010

With no games since 12th December, the 11-a-side will be having a very busy time over the next few months with Saturday, Monday and Wednesday games, as well as an...Read More

New shirt for the 11-a-side.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 9th February 2010

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New sponsor for 11-a-side.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 9th February 2010

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New Team Coach.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 4th February 2010

Michael Pearson with Anthony Langan as Assistant. Due to a complete lack of communication and no responses from Wayne Greenwell, it's been decided to promote Michael Pearson as Team Coach, with...Read More

The Brian Watson interview.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 17th January 2010

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Brian, as Team Secretary, has known all the background goings on within the Sassco Organisation for the last few years. Brian has always been involved in football even from an early...Read More

The William Harper interview.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 29th December 2009

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Mr Harper has always had his opinions. It was only fair to interview the "Tash" with some hard hitting questions. Q) In your opinion, you said on many occasions that...Read More

The Michael Pearson interview…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 29th December 2009

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In the first of a series of interviews, Michael Pearson, a long standing, original member of the team, now Assistant Coach, answers some in-depth questions. Michael was selected by General Manager...Read More

Sassco and Newcastle Science …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 22nd December 2009

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Sassco have been invited, and are likely to take part (in some form or another) in a training experiment involving Newcastle Science City (http://www.newcastlesciencecity.com). Eric Foch, Lead Innovater, contacted us regarding...Read More

Country Park Inn 1 Sassco.co…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 12th December 2009

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Apart from his goal, Emu did f**k all and now owes £24 to Durham FA. Pearson opened the scoring but I was bricking it as the nice white shirts we were...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 7 Park View 2.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 5th December 2009

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Muer's gets a hat-trick, but Pearson persuades Park View to give the Man-of-the-match to Langan. Yes, we may have our fancy website; the best around. We do have our over ambitious...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 6 The Cove 0.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 28th November 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.28 11 09 3nsp 318

Undefeated in four games with a comfortable win. The players decided to bring a Nike match ball to play with today, much to my disagreement, so much that I threatened to...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 5 Hylton Juniors…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 17th November 2009

Portugal 2009.18 10 09 6nsp 318

Another comeback. Sassco are widely becoming the comeback kings now. Two weeks ago, it was a 3-0 deficit, now it was a 3-1 reverse. Greenwell, after the traumatic experience of being abused...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 Hylton Collier…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 7th November 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.07 11 09 2nsp 318

Hylton won 4-2 on penalties. I'm in preparation to be hauled up and bent over in front of the discipline committee, who will take turns running along the corridor to boot...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 3 The Saltgrass …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 31st October 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.31 10 09 1nsp 318

Anth Pearson saves Greenwell's job. Greenwell's job was hanging by a thread and it took Anth Pearson, a player I and Neil Richardson had discarded during our reigns in the past...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 3 Arms City Coac…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 10th October 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.10 10 09 1nsp 318

2-0 up, then 4-2 and 4-3 down. Poor second half. Disappointing game, really. We were 2-0 ahead, but succumbed to a quick response and then a difficult second half. Both teams...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Aquatic Sports…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 3rd October 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.03 10 09 5nsp 318

Poor defending, but dirtier drop-outs. Dirty drop-outs were Macca and Titch. Anth Langan didn't reply to any texts during the week, so I assumed he would not be there. We drafted...Read More

Washington CC 6 Sassco.co.uk …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 26th September 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.26 09 09 1nsp 318

Stubba assists with two! I take the blame for todays defeat. Why? Well, not for the on the pitch theatrics, but because I spent a couple of seasons trying to get...Read More

The Saltgrass 2 Sassco.co.uk …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 19th September 2009

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Sassco are beginning to played a refined version of the Dutch "Total Football" system. Refined as in they do what the f**k they want sometimes. We were missing a few. Steve...Read More

Park View 2 Sassco.co.uk 5.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 12th September 2009

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Two fat ladies on top and two goals a piece. A few changes for the Park View game. Bri Watson was missing and enjoying a dirty weekend at Lumley Castle and...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 Houghton Town …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 6th September 2009

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Good effort, but nothing to show for it.  Despite the negative scoreline, it was Sassco's best 90 minute performance after two poor opening games. But, being realistic, it was just another...Read More

Colliery Tavern 7 Sassco.co.u…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 29th August 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.29 08 09 1nsp 318

Wasted second half opportunity. We were definitely going to be short this week. I knew this from last week when Nelly, Farquhar, Stoker and Langan all scarpered without getting the nets...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 0 Cambridge Hote…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 22nd August 2009

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An opening day disaster in every sense of the term. We were already quite short. Gourlay and Graham were missing. Tim and Campbell weren't there and Marky Mark was also absent...Read More

Newcastle BT 5 Sassco.co.uk 1…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 8th August 2009

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The traffic beats the Tash. On a busy Saturday afternoon, both main routes into Cramlington from our side of the county were struggling with road works. I chose both the wrong...Read More

West Auckland 8 Sassco.co.uk …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 25th July 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.25 07 09 1nsp 318

The enemy within strikes. William Harper's task as the newly installed Team Coach was to restrict the score to no more than eight goals. Admittedly, this was said in jest as...Read More

WCFL ground map

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 24th July 2009

The map shows the current venues used by teams in the WCFL. Click on to each marker to see which team plays in the area. View WCFL ground map in a...Read More

Dave Graham takes on Cheltenh…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 24th July 2009

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Our very own Dave Graham single handily (his own words) took on a mainly youth based Cheltenham Town FC in a friendly for his Royal Corps of Signals team. He...Read More

Sassco A v B game.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 23rd July 2009

On the 15th August, we have access to our home pitch for a pre-season game before the season starts the following week. It's likely that we'll put an A v...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 12 Rutherford DF…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 19th July 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.19 07 09 2nsp 318

An impressive result on everyones day off. The Sunday games closer to the season start pose a bit of a problem for me in getting a squad together. Most of the...Read More

Rutherford game moved to Gate…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 18th July 2009

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Due to Rutherford's home venue being waterlogged, we are now playing at Gateshead's 3G turf again. The kick off time has been moved forward to 1:30pm. The cost to hire...Read More

Forest Hall FC 4 Sassco.co.uk…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 11th July 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.11 07 09 5nsp 318

3-0 down. Simma the Legend, McConville the Hero, Stoker the Albanian. An away trip up North to Geordie Land. The Tyne Tunnel was closed, so it was the long way around...Read More

Leam Lane WMC 4 Sassco.co.uk …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 5th July 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.05 07 09 1nsp 318

Sounds better than it actually was. A shambles of a performance from start to finish. Mistakes were being made by everyone and the result wasn't surprising in the end. Being a Sunday...Read More

Brian Watson returns!

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 4th July 2009

Surprised and pleased to get a few emails just now from Brian Watson. He's coming back on board as Team Secretary. He'll be busy for the next few weeks, but...Read More

New Coach: William "Bill…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 3rd July 2009

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It's finally happened. After around eight years of battles against each other, William Harper (commonly known as Billy, The Tash and various other names) has decided to cut his losses...Read More

Northern League West Auckland…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st July 2009

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We will be playing Northern League opponents, West Auckland Town FC. The venue is Gateshead's 3G artificial turf. West Auckland are the same famous club which was founded in 1893. They...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 7 Thomas Wilson …

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 27th June 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.27 06 09 3nsp 318

A good run out and a good performance. A humid day and a good victory with a full Sassco team despite missing quite a few of the regular players.Macca, Marky, Dixon...Read More

Northern Alliance opponents.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 24th June 2009

Another fixture has been added to our busy schedule. On Saturday, 5th August, we travel up north to the Dudley Centre (known as John Willie Sams Centre) to play against...Read More

66.66667% Sassco conquer a fi…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 23rd June 2009

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Four players from Sassco out of a squad of six took part on the behalf of Azure-design.com in the PowerLeague Five-a-side Cup in Gateshead. The players involved were Davinder Sangha...Read More

Away day to Forest Hall.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 22nd June 2009

On Saturday 11th July, we are away to Forest Hall, who play at the 3G turf at Northumbria University's Coach Lane Campus. Last year, we somehow defeated them 3-2 after suffering...Read More

Game at Gateshead 3G arranged…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 18th June 2009

On Sunday July 5th at 10:30am, we'll be playing against Gateshead Leam Lane WMC. They currently play in the Gateshead and District Sunday League. The game is scheduled to be...Read More

Three pre-season games announ…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 16th June 2009

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Three pre-season games have been confirmed. The one against Thomas Wilson FC and then two against Rutherford AFC's teams. The first is against Thomas Wilson FC. The game will be played...Read More

iKobo sponsorship renewed.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 14th June 2009

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Delighted to say that iKobo have renewed their seasonal sponsorship with the 11-a-side team. This is actually the first time that a sponsor has renewed for a second season with...Read More

Pre-season news.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 31st May 2009

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Our usual comprehensive pre-season programme is underway. The first game was the 2-1 home defeat against Redhouse FC on 23rd May for the AGUK Cup (report further down the page). The...Read More

2008-2009 Season report.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 25th May 2009

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Another average season from Sassco, blighted by inconsistency. Unlike previous seasons, this campaign saw some heavy defeats against teams, transformed by handsome wins or, at least, massive improvements in results...Read More

WCFL Rules

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 25th May 2009

NOMENCLATURE AND CONSTITUTIONThis Competitions shall be designated the Wearside Combination Football League/Cup and Sunderland Alan Hood Memorial Trophy for the Blind, and The Wearmouth & Hylton Aged Peoples Trophy, known...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 Redhouse FC 2.

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 23rd May 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.23 05 09 2nsp 318

Pre-season in full swing as Sassco let a 1-0 lead slip. The so called regular cup game against Redhouse FC didn't materialise during the season, so we managed to get it...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 4 Country Park I…

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 9th May 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.09 05 09 3nsp 318

An amazing four goals for Jimmy Raeper. I read a mini-riot act prior to the game, threatening those with outstanding subs to pay up or be benched. Also, the threat was...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 0 Hylton CW 2

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 6th May 2009

Wcfl 2009 2010.06 05 09 3nsp 318

A good second half is thwarted by missed chances. I was the first one there. I arrive long before kick off at around 4:50pm and instead of twiddling with my dipstick...Read More

Club Constitution

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st May 2009

1.    Name:      The club shall be called Sassco.co.uk ...Read More

Code of conduct

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st May 2009

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Code of Conduct for Coaches Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport. Coaches must...Read More

Accounts

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st May 2009

The below shows an estimate of Sassco's costs for the 2009-2010 season. The money coming in is based on an average squad of 12 for each game paying £2 in subscription...Read More

Squad details

11-a-side 2009-2010 - 1st May 2009

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The team pictured prior to the game against The Saltgrass on 19th September 2009 in the home Adidas shirts.Standing from left to right are Anthony Pearson, Mark Muers, Simon Mulvaney...Read More

Memory Lane: The Fort 4 Sassc…

11-a-side - 18th April 2009

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The best performance this season, with a rare full-strength team. The team pictured prior to the game in the new Adidas second shirts (previously worn against The Fort in our home...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 3 Traveller's Re…

11-a-side - 8th October 2008

O.co.uk.wwwroot.archive.2008 2009.18 10 08 1nsp 318

2-0 down, Dave Graham injured - could it get worse? A bit of a clanger of a game. After last week's heroics, we could present a full team with the additions...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 12 Sportman's Ar…

11-a-side - 4th October 2008

O.co.uk.wwwroot.archive.2008 2009.04 10 08 2nsp 318

Miserable weather, but our highest ever score. Despite it lashing down, despite the opponents turning up late and despite Emu, somehow, being squeezed into our new Kappa red shirts, we took...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 10 Newcastle DFC…

11-a-side - 28th June 2008

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The heavens open as Sassco score seven in the second half. Technically, this was our third pre-season game, but with the mini-break, it seemed as if it was a new start...Read More

Redhouse FC 2 Sassco.co.uk 0.

11-a-side - 17th May 2008

O.co.uk.wwwroot.archive.2007 2008.17 05 08 2nsp 318

Two goals in the last five minutes avoids the dreaded toss of a coin decider. Our regular Cup game against the newly crowned Champions, Redhouse FC. I initiated it last season...Read More

Memory Lane: Mountain Daisy 4…

11-a-side - 3rd May 2008

O.co.uk.wwwroot.archive.2007 2008.03 05 08 1nsp 318

Errors at the back and lack of composure up front. Anth Pearson makes simple pass inside to Dunston.   Who, being a nonce, decides to pass it back, instead of getting it forward.   The...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 3 Oddfellows Arm…

11-a-side - 17th September 2007

O.co.uk.wwwroot.archive.2007 2008.15 09 07 1nsp 318

Another poor first half lets the team down. I found out afterwards that Oddfellows contained a few of the Jolly Potter lads. So Lesson 1 is don't go by last season...Read More

Whitley Bay DFC 4 Sassco.co.u…

11-a-side - 7th July 2007

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Charlie notches up a hat-trick. Bearing last season's opening friendly in mind, I opted for a large squad and one by one, the numbers dwindled (as expected). But that's...Read More

NUDFC 3 Sassco.co.uk 5.

11-a-side - 23rd April 2005

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Digga (in defence) and Minnie having blinders. After losing John Oliver, Mark Sammut, Billy Harper and Jason Amour, it's quite refreshing that the main point of conversation after the game was...Read More

Diary

11-a-side - 9th March 2005

What happens when you have an argument with the wife, the police are called and then you get “advised” to leave the house. Well most would grab their wallet, a...Read More

Cricket score = bad defences.

11-a-side - 24th July 2016

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Our regular tri or bi-annual game took place again, but this time off the 3G (or is it 4G) and on to grass at Castle View, where we suffered a...Read More

Games against Breiðablik UBK …

Iceland Tour 2017 - 23rd July 2016

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Really delighted to announce two games in Iceland for the 2017 tour. Games will take place in and around Reykjavik. The first one arranged was against Breiðablik UBK arranged by Andrés Pétursson...Read More

Tactical headquarters in Reyk…

Iceland Tour 2017 - 7th July 2016

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We've provisionally booked a two bedroom apartment in Reykjavik, which will hold 6 people (Booked tickets yet, Tim?). The apartment is close to shopping, bakery, ATM, etc. Bus stop is also...Read More

Defeated again; Dave Gourlay …

11-a-side - 3rd July 2016

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Plenty of dinosaurs were dug out for Sassco's difficult game against O'Briens, a team organised by Steve Farrer (himself a rare dinosaur), and containing a lot of ex-Redhouse FC players. For...Read More

Post Brexit Guide on dealing …

Articles - 29th June 2016

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With the recent Britain exiting Europe, or Brexit Referendum, result leading in an increase in racism. I think it would be responsible to part with some advice for ethnic minorities...Read More

Posithread win Season 18.

Sassco Tournaments - 25th June 2016

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With a revival of the Sassco League, albeit in 5-a-side format, five teams entered and the tournament was reasonably successful, despite no referees, a flare up, slight confusion over the...Read More

Season 18 tournament in June.

Sassco Tournaments - 17th June 2016

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Downhill Complex is a distant memory now, but Sassco 6-a-side keeps failing to die off. Now it's a 5-a-side tournament played over a few hours in the new Everyone Active venue...Read More

Microsoft Band / Health GPS t…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016

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During the Switzerland Tour, the Microsoft Band was in action and with GPS tracking during the Geneva Tournament, here are the results from my ultra-cautious approach during three 20 minute...Read More

Defeated at the Stadium of Li…

11-a-side - 11th June 2016

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Trepidation meant I wanted everyone to be at the stadium early. All arrived promptly, probably because their subs were £163 each. But it was a bit of a hiccup from...Read More

Geneva Tournament 2016 - Sass…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 11th June 2016

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After a bad night's sleep, the next morning, we headed into the city centre again for a bite to eat and then headed to a market. A local said it...Read More

GB Outfitters - player profil…

11-a-side - 7th June 2016

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Learn about our opponents! Here's a very detailed player biography provided by David Duke from GB Outfitters. Jonny Prested (Goalkeeper)The many faced man; Ronnie O'Sullivan, Peter Whittingham, the count from Sesame...Read More

Futsal defeat in Geneva - Sas…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th June 2016

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Back in the late Summer of 2015, I was contemplating an end to the football tours. We were Stateside in New York, playing in iconic surroundings, down in the Lower...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v GB Outfitters …

11-a-side - 2nd June 2016

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We've finally discovered our opponents, GB Outfitters, a strong side which includes David Duke, who played for us in a friendly v Sunderland Deaf AFC not too long ago. Kick off...Read More

Sunderland AFC itinerary and …

11-a-side - 23rd May 2016

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Itinerary - Thursday 9th June 2016 7.00pm - Team Arrival, taken to changing rooms 7.15pm - Team Photographs 7.20pm - Pre- Match Warm Up 7.30pm - Kick off 8.15pm - Half Time 8.30pm - Second Half 9.15pm -...Read More

Geneva Tournament 2016

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th May 2016

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Delighted, as part of the tour in Switzerland, to be involved in a special tournament arranged by Adolfo Domingues and FC Semailles. There are a total of five teams taking part...Read More

Starting line-up at Sunderlan…

11-a-side - 10th May 2016

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The initial 11 who have paid the money for the Stadium of Light game have been set to start as we now have had two drop outs from the original...Read More

New York Cosmos 1 Jacksonvill…

USA Tour 2015 - 27th April 2016

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Back in 2011, I made my way over to Old Trafford and refused to "Stand up if you love Paul Scholes" while fulfilling an ambition to watch the New York...Read More

Switzerland Tour 2016 footbal…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 26th April 2016

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Workwear Express will be supplying the Switzerland Tour 2016 jersey. The shirt (along with a black long sleeve version for the goalkeeper) will be worn by the six players travelling to Geneva...Read More

McDermont Disaster!

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 18th April 2016

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McDermont sets the tone for his performance with a pre-match miss. Confidence was sky high, but then Dixon announced he was unavailable, which meant McDermont hopped on board, alongside He Who...Read More

Switzerland Tour 2016 venues

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 4th April 2016

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The map below shows the venues to be used in Switzerland. The game against FC Semailles Futsal will be taking place on the 5th June on the Stade De Fraisiers grass pitch...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 6 Northumbria Un…

11-a-side - 12th March 2016

11 A Side.Sassco V NUOTCnsp 282

Back: Chris Dixon, Connor Llewellyn, Patrick Knox, David Bilton, Mike Barker, Paul McConville. Front: Davinder Sangha, Marc McDermont, Kevin Cooper, Dave Gourlay, Mark Middlemiss Safe to say that this was a...Read More

Iceland in 2017

Iceland Tour 2017 - 7th March 2016

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We're heading to Iceland in 2017. It's early days, but as the Switzerland Tour is all but arranged, pre-planning means that we're heading to Iceland in September/October 2017 with flights from...Read More

Swiss test at North Lodge.

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th February 2016

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The team in one of the worst photos ever taken and placed on a Sassco site (by Paul McConville) Despite the posh surroundings, the teams made their journeys from the four...Read More

Wayne Greenwell: My point of …

11-a-side - 13th February 2016

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“Nothing is impossible, you just haven’t done it yet. Dreams are hard to achieve, otherwise they wouldn’t be a dream. In the darkest of hours when all seems hopeless, that’s...Read More

Baxter is lucky 13.

11-a-side - 26th January 2016

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Despite thinking that he deserves a full 90 minutes and extra time and corner kicks and free-kicks and pre-match pies, Mike "Max Factor Baxter" Barker has signed up for the...Read More

Eat like a (proper) footballe…

11-a-side - 19th January 2016

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So, our usual pre-match meal would be a fry up, or even being late for a game at Silksworth, due to Fatty wanting a McDonald's. But as we're spending around £120...Read More

Get fit for football at the S…

11-a-side - 18th January 2016

11 A Side.fitness Image Mark Muersnsp 282

It's a little under four months away for our historic Stadium of Light game, so no excuses; we need to be fit. So, here's a quick fitness guide and some advice...Read More

Fatty Wardle at the Stadium o…

11-a-side - 11th January 2016

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Delighted to announce that Jon "Fatty" Wardle is on board for the Stadium of Light game on the 15th May. Wardle last kicked a ball in anger (including with a goal)...Read More

Game v Northumbrian Universit…

11-a-side - 6th January 2016

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After Sassco's hard fought comeback win in the pouring rain against Sunderland Deaf FC, the team will next be back in action in March, against Mark Middlemiss' team. The...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 5 Sunderland Dea…

11-a-side - 3rd January 2016

11 A Side.Sassco 11 A Side Team Selfiensp 282

McDermont's 35 yard "screamer". Our bi- or tri-annual game against Sunderland AFC's Deaf team took place at Chester-Le-Street, and shockingly, we had more than a full turn out. A total of fifteen...Read More

Workwear Express to sponsor t…

11-a-side - 23rd December 2015

11 A Side.Sassco At SAFC Workwear Express Shirtnsp 282

Pleased to announce that Workwear Express are now providing the tops for the game at the Stadium of Light on the 9th June. The company have provided the uniform and kit for the every...Read More

Game v Sunderland Deaf FC in …

11-a-side - 20th December 2015

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Sassco will be roaring back into action in the New Year. Our regular game against Sunderland DFC is arranged and will take place at 2pm on the 3rd January 2016. The venue...Read More

Hembrough - Cresswell partner…

11-a-side - 19th December 2015

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Delighted to announce that the attack pairing for the forthcoming game at Sunderland's Stadium of Light will be Scott Hembrough and Mark Cresswell. The game takes place Thursday 9th June, 7:00pm...Read More

Sassco.co.uk @ Sunderland Sta…

11-a-side - 17th November 2015

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Sassco are looking to play at their most ambitious venue yet. After the warm climes of the Victor Tedesco Stadium in Malta, the balmy FC Ferreiras Stadium in Portugal and various...Read More

Mike "Max Baxter" B…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 6th November 2015

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Delighted to see after much "humming" and "haaaing", that Mike Barker, goal scorer extraordinaire and Dave Gourlay's nemesis, is on board to make the squad a perfect 6. The squad is...Read More

Sassco's tours overseas

Articles - 24th September 2015

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A detailed map showing the venues Sassco.co.uk have played in since 2008. MALTA 2008 7th November 2008 Victor Tedesco Stadium, Valletta, Malta Kirkop FC 4 Sassco.co.uk 1  Scott Hembrough David Smith, Chris...Read More

Soccer in New York, a brief h…

USA Tour 2015 - 24th September 2015

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Gourlay, Sangha and Dixon in action on a soccer field in Lower East Side Manhatten With Sassco recently completing a very successful USA soccer tour in New York, it's interesting to...Read More

FC Semailles v Sassco.co.uk i…

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 20th September 2015

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Delighted to make contact with a predominantly Futsal team in Geneva. The team, FC Semailles, will be hosting us (thanks to their manager, Adolfo Domingues). The game, set for Sunday...Read More

Suite Novotel Geneve.

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 19th September 2015

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The Suite Novotel Geneve hotel is our venue for the Switzerland Tour 2016. The 3-Star Superior hotel boasts comfortable suites. It also has a fitness room (which might be handy) and a...Read More

It's Geneva in June 2016

Switzerland Tour 2016 - 16th September 2015

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Sassco.co.uk are visiting Geneva in Switzerland in 2016. The tour will take place from 3rd June to 6th June. Flights will be from Newcastle and the current cost is around £60...Read More

Undefeated in the USA Tour 20…

USA Tour 2015 - 13th September 2015

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Game 1: Alphabet City SC 6 Sassco.co.uk 6 | Game 2: Alphabet City 4 Sassco.co.uk 6. Sassco headed west for the first time ever, after initially attempting a failed Florida tour back...Read More

Venues for the USA Tour 2015

USA Tour 2015 - 11th September 2015

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The map shows the venue and the key locations for the USA Tour 2015.  

USA Tour soccer shirt.

USA Tour 2015 - 26th August 2015

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The shirt for the tour in New York City is again sponsored by Workwear Express. The shirt will be printed / embroidered with the badge, sponsor logo and number on...Read More

It's A to Z in NYC.

USA Tour 2015 - 5th August 2015

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Looks like we have a confirmed opponent including some players to help out, but still waiting on a venue. The game is due to kick off on the 13th September...Read More

Sassco bow out of the charity…

Sassco 5/6-a-side - 13th July 2015

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Sassco failed to qualify for the Round of 16, in a disappointing day. The opening game saw Simon Maw strike to take a late lead, but two quick goals in succession...Read More

Sassco.co.uk in a charity com…

Sassco 5/6-a-side - 17th June 2015

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Sassco.co.uk sponsored by Workwear Express are taking part in a charity competition on the 11th July at Seaham on 3G pitches. The team currently comprises of the following players: Liam Liddle Davinder Sangha Mike...Read More

Fusion take the trophy!

Tuesday Season 17 - 5th May 2015

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Team Coulson defeated. Redhouse Fusion 3 Team Coulson 1. A full-strength Fusion team were held at bay by a dogged Team Coulson throughout the final game of the Season 17 mini-tournament. With...Read More

From the Archives: Sassco's t…

11-a-side - 29th April 2015

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Back in 2004, Sassco were without a league and undertook an odyssey of friendly games, pre-season and also throughout the season. A total of 18 games were played after the...Read More

Team Coulson: walkover!

Tuesday Season 17 - 28th April 2015

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Anth Mouat returns with a dog whistle. Redhouse Fusion 5 Sassco.co.uk 4. A depleted Fusion team, without Quinn, Lay or Wooton, took on a strong Sassco team, so it was quite even...Read More

From the Archives: Three men …

11-a-side - 24th April 2015

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25th October 2003 | Mav, Wardle and Muers get sent off early to keep me company on the sidelines. Trawling through our many archives sometimes brings up amazing victories, cracking photos...Read More

Sassco's Facebook page.

Tuesday Season 16 - 24th April 2015

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Sassco's Facebook page has been in operation for quite a while now. Feel free to log on to Facebook and join it. The page is usually updated with our friendly...Read More

Redhouse Fusion back to where…

Tuesday Season 17 - 21st April 2015

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Approximately 1525 days, 22 hours, 28 minutes and 26 seconds, or 4 years, 2 months, 5 days since Season 16 ended (back in 2011), Season 17 kicked off in similar fashion...Read More

Four teams confirmed for Seas…

Tuesday Season 17 - 12th April 2015

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A total of four teams have been confirmed for Season 17, which will run on four consecutive Tuesdays from the 21st April. Sassco.co.uk - Won a number of cups throughout the...Read More

Season 17 revived in 2015.

Tuesday Season 17 - 7th April 2015

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Delighted to announce that Season 17 of the 6-a-side League is to kick off on the 21st April 2015, at Downhill Complex. The last competition took place in 2011. The short league...Read More

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