On Monday 12th November 2018, Easington Colliery were crowned winners of the EFL Kids Cup Area Final at Silksworth Sports Complex. For the third year running, Easington have won the event and will now wear the red and white stripes as we represent Sunderland AFC in the Northern Area Playoff Final. A date and venue is yet to be confirmed.
This follows on from 2017 when Easington played at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea in an unforgettable experience with the Sunderland representatives harshly knocked out on goal difference. In March 2018, Easington were eliminated from the tournament at the training ground of Leeds United, Thorp Arch. After the event, the Easington players were invited to the Academy of Light to tour Sunderland’s impressive training facilities and we also had the opportunity to meet some first team players.
For our trip in 2019, the preparations will begin shortly.