11-a-side

Sassco’s 11-a-side team sprung into action in 2002, developed from a set of players from the different 6-a-side teams, who were playing in the Sassco Leagues since 1999.

The team never really achieved a great deal in terms of silverware, coming close in a final in their second season. However, the events undertaken by Sassco far surpass any other teams in their generation. Pioneering Adidas team kits from overseas, recording 11-a-side games in widescreen, customised soccer balls developed in Asia, overseas football tours and prestigious friendlies against Northern League teams and teams from outside their own leagues.

The team is still active and recently played at the Stadium of Light, as well as regular friendly games against local opponents. For one of their most recent games, five players from the original line up back in 2002 were present.

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14th June 2008 Season review. A disturbing pre-season for Sassco meant that by the start of the competitive games, the...

28th April 2007 Season Review. 2006-2007. And don't think I spent all day writing this out. It's been done bit...

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  6th May 2004 End of season show. Wardle, Gourlay, Muers, Kelsey and Junt on the score sheet I expected...

28th May 2003 Extraordinary finish Final day win against a very good team. Yes, we did it. Sassco finally won...

...but nothing's really changed.Sassco are back, looking wider and jaded. Isn't it fab when a bunch of mates can get together...