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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.

Sassco.co.uk 15 (fifteen) Sun…

11-a-side - 29th July 2018

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Drop outs; panic attacks; vintage players returning and a handsome victory. The usual for Sassco. 12 announced and then slowly whittled back to around 10 - but what a 10! Before this...Read More

McDermont fires in 8 goals.

11-a-side - 24th June 2018

Muers somehow outruns Cresswell.

Unfortunately, at the wrong end. A truly mercenary team was decimated beforehand, against strong opponents, Hylton Castle FC. Unfortunately, we lost our goalkeeper, soon followed by another player. We managed to get...Read More

Sassco.co.uk at Gateshead Int…

11-a-side - 31st May 2018

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Running track around the pitch; reminiscent of midweek European Cup games in Eastern Europe in the 80's As Sassco.co.uk have graced the Stadium of Light for three years, the new challenge is...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Knattspyrnufél…

11-a-side - 22nd May 2018

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Iceland still unbeaten against England. It was all square at Sassco's third encounter at the Stadium of Light. A loss in 2016, a win in 2017 and now a draw in...Read More

Panini stickers for Reykjavik…

11-a-side - 12th April 2018

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Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur "Throttur" line up. If you thought Sassco's line up look rough..... Here we have our esteemed opponents, with their huge squad. in the "Panini" format. The game against Reykjavik's Knattspyrnufélagið...Read More

Play on the Pitch Panini Stic…

11-a-side - 26th March 2018

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Got, Got, NEED! We've launched the official Panini Stickers for the Play on the Pitch 2018 game. Apparently, Jake Dyke's worth at least two swaps. The game against Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, our semi-professional...Read More

Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur sq…

11-a-side - 1st March 2018

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A full set of players! Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur have announced their large squad for the game v Sassco.co.uk at the Stadium of Light on the 17th May. They will be bringing a total...Read More

Stadium of Light - Rules, Iti…

11-a-side - 24th February 2018

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The rules and regulations for Play on the Pitch 2018 have been passed on from Sunderland AFC. Those who took part last year, will know what to expect. Rules of Play Squads...Read More

Team shirts for the SAFC Game…

11-a-side - 23rd February 2018

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Game confirmed! The game has now been officially confirmed and booked in to the Stadium of Light for the 17th May 2018. The kick off is 7:00pm. Our illustrious guests, Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, have...Read More

Line-up: Sunderland AFC Stadi…

11-a-side - 7th February 2018

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3 Absent, but 3 in. Delighted to have confirmed 11 Sassco players for the Play on the Pitch event at Sunderland's Stadium of Light, in May 2018. The team is scheduled to...Read More

Sassco.co.uk v Knattspyrnufél…

11-a-side - 26th January 2018

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Our first overseas guests? Not 100% confirmed, but Knattspyrnufélagið Þróttur, a semi-professional side which defeated Sassco in the Iceland Tour 2017 in one game (Sassco won the other) are looking to travel...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 8 Sunderland Dea…

11-a-side - 10th September 2017

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Avoiding the wire above the pitch and Bear avoiding the goal. There were a couple of challenges in our repeat game v Sunderland Deaf: Avoiding hitting the two pieces of wire...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Sunderland Dea…

11-a-side - 13th August 2017

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The Harpers return and both last a full game (nearly). Our O35's 11-a-side adventure ended in a whimper, so it was good to be invited to a full 90 minute session...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 2 Bishop Juniors…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 22nd July 2017

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  Martin Smith: over 300 pro appearances. David Duke over 200 pro appearances. Stubba: Priceless! We were struggling again. This time, we'd lost half the side from last week, due to holidays...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 3 South Tyne Bui…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 15th July 2017

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McDermont concussed - wakes up thinking he's Danny Dichio. It was when he was off getting no treatment that we scored the winner. The game was up and down up to...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 4 Sunderland O35…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 1st July 2017

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Finally, we managed to get a win, However, the circumstances were all too familiar, with new faces coming in, but this time slotting in perfectly. Team talk was just about who was...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 0 Washington AFC…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 24th June 2017

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McDermont foaming at the mouth. Another disappointing game topped off with McDermont foaming at the mouth, requesting to be subbed, then fannying around in the box to concede the fourth goal. The...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 Sunderland O35…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 17th June 2017

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Searing heat, another injury and McDermont roars like a kangaroo to hit the crossbar. It was quite disappointing. We were missing a few from last week: Barker, Dan Smith and Dave...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 Absolute Home …

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 10th June 2017

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Disputed penalty, and it wasn't McDermont this time. A solid performance, again, from Sassco against, arguably, the strongest team in the competition. We were up against it and had three enforced changes...Read More

Sassco.co.uk 1 South Tyne Bui…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 3rd June 2017

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Last competitive game was 6 years, 9 months, and 19 days ago. Yes, a total of, approximately, 2484 days, 17 hours and 30 minutes had lapsed since Sassco played it's last...Read More

Sassco win at the Stadium of …

11-a-side - 21st May 2017

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Sassco's most glorious moment in their 18 year history. Sassco 11-a-side, finally won their first game in over a year, and what a place to do it in. It was their first...Read More

Stadium of Light 2017 shirts …

11-a-side - 12th May 2017

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Delighted to announce that the shirts supplied by Woven Inc. have arrived and are ready for our second game at the Stadium of Light on 18th May.

Opening game v South Tyne Bui…

11-a-side O35 League 2017 - 10th May 2017

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Sassco return to action on the 3rd June at 10am against South Tyne Building Supplies. Squad has been confirmed with the following players: 1. Davinder Sangha 2. Chris Dixon 3. Marc McDermont...Read More

Stadium of Light Rules, Itine…

11-a-side - 4th May 2017

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The rules and regulations for Play on the Pitch 2017 have been passed on from Sunderland AFC. Those who took part last year, will know what to expect. Rules of Play Squads...Read More

3-5-Who?

11-a-side - 28th April 2017

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A hastily arranged game against Mark Muers' U35 team, Washington United FC. We really cobbled a team together. High hopes were for the Stadium of Light team, but Smith, Sangha, Dixon...Read More

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