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We didn't have our regular Sunderland (Home vs Away) game in Football Aid 2019, because we chose to host a Tyne Wear Derby game at The Stadium of Light instead and you can see full details of that game on our Sunderland vs Newcastle United Team Page.

At this stage we don't know the exact format of the games we'll hosting at The Stadium of Light in 2020, so if you'd like to receive all the latest news about our upcoming Sunderland games make sure and REGISTER on the website or e-mail with details of the game(s) you're interested in.

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Player Stories

Great day and a great experience today playing the Stadium Of Light with Football Aid. Looking forward to doing the same again next year!

Carl Terrans
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Football Aid 2018

Our 2018 game at The Stadium of Light was a hugely enjoyable event for all involved and we'd like to say a massive thanks again to our Black Cats fans for their excellent efforts on the pitch and Legends Kevin Ball, Jimmy Montgomery and Darren Holloway for their fantastic support on the day.

You can check out Match Reports below and official photographs in our Image Gallery.

History & Background

Our debut event at the Stadium of Light took place in May 2001 with former Black Cats heroes Richie Pitt and Bobby Kerr acting as Managers for the excited fans involved. We continued to host a run of successful games with the club up until 2007, with famous names, including Niall Quinn, Gary Bennett, Kevin Ball, Marco Gabbiadini, Micky Horswill, Craig Russell, Len Ashurst and John Kay all involved. After a break for a few years we were delighted to make a return to the Stadium of Light on 15th May 2017 and our games since have featured Legends Darren Holloway, Gary Bennett, Micky Horswill, Kevin Ball and Jimmy Montgomery.

We also hosted England vs Rep of Ireland matches at the Stadium of Light in 2017 and 2018 and season 2019 saw the introduction of our 1st ever Sunderland vs Newcastle United Derby match.



Charities funded

Football Aid could certainly be described as a game of two halves. On one side we’re fulfilling fans’ lifelong ambitions to grace the hallowed turf at the club they support. At the same time, we’ve raised significant funds for a host of charity and community projects on a regional, national and international scale. This perfect balance is changing lives, making dreams come true and benefiting the beautiful game. To learn more about Football Aid and our parent charity Field of Dream please visit our About Us page.