The first Football Aid event at the Stadium of Light took place in May 2001 with former Black Cats Richie Pitt and Bobby Kerr acting as Managers to the two enthusiastic sides. Richard Ord also featured in defence for the Away team and when asked how it felt to be playing on the famous pitch alongside the legend, one participant was particularly philosophical: "I'll keep him right, don't worry. I'll also tell him that he'll have to carry the other ten players..." The Club continued their successful relationship with Football Aid between 2001 - 2007 with the games featuring a host of famous names, including Niall Quinn, Gary Bennett, Kevin Ball, Marco Gabbiadini, Mickey Horswill, Craig Russell, Len Ashurst and John Kay. After a break of a few years we're delighted to announce we'll be hosting a Sunderland game again on Mon 15th May 2017 and we're very excited to be making a return to the Stadum of Light!
POSITION AVAILABILITY FOR 2017
All the positions in our 2017 game at The Stadium of Light have now been secured, however there's always a possibility a position could become available again due to a cancellation. Therefore we'd advise you to keep an eye on the Event Page below for updates, or Contact Us with details of your Name, E-mail address and Tel number if you'd like to be placed on a reserve list.
Event Date: The date for our Sunderland 2017 game at The Stadium of Light has been confirmed for - Mon 15th May 2017 (ko 09:15am).