The Academy aims to be professional, approachable and friendly and will give young players the best chance to develop on the pitch as well as socially and academically. A responsibility to develop young players in a challenging, safe and supportive environment with committed and experienced members of staff.
Through inspiresport, your players will experience an environment where developing players are encouraged to experiment, make errors and express themselves. A system is in place which allows young players to progress to the first-team squad if they are prepared to work hard, be open-minded and stay committed.
About the Club
Sunderland Association Football Club is an English professional football club based in the city of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Formed in 1879, Sunderland play in the Championship, the second tier of English football. The club has won six top-flight titles (1892, 1893, 1895, 1902, 1913, and 1936) in the First Division, and has finished runners-up five times. The club has also won the FA Cup twice (1937 and 1973) and been runners-up twice (1913 and 1992), as well as winning the FA Charity Shield in 1936 and being finalists the following year. Sunderland have also been Football League Cup finalists in 1985 and 2014.
Stadium of Light Tour
The Stadium of Light’s current capacity of 48,707 makes the club’s home the ninth-biggest football ground in England.
Built on the former site of the Monkwearmouth Colliery by Ballast Wiltshire plc, opened with a showpiece game against Ajax in July 1997. It replaced the club’s former home of 99 years, Roker Park, located less than two miles away.
The stadium stands on the banks of the River Wear, a vision of the future and a landmark for Wearside. The design drew inspiration from Sunderland’s proud industrial heritage in glass-making, shipbuilding and coal-mining. With its bowl-shaped lower deck and a second tier over the West and North Stands, it provides the ultimate in spectator comfort.
As your tour is tailored to suit every requirement for your group, we offer a range of optional excursions to add value to your tour and maintain a fully packed schedule throughout. Although not exclusively, here’s a taster of some of the excursions we can provide for you subject to availability…