Sport

cyclist games
This summer, Sunderland is set to host swimming, road cycling and ten-pin bowling events as part of the World Transplant Games.Presenting medals at some of these events will be Karen Robson, from Farringdon, who lost her husband Leslie just before Christmas 13 years ago.As both Karen and Leslie strongly...
jordan henderson
The Liverpool and England footballer Jordan Henderson may be granted the Freedom of the City of Sunderland.Born in Herrington in 1990, Jordan Henderson grew up on Wearside and attended Farringdon Community Academy, where he was considered a ‘model pupil’. He joined Sunderland AFC’s academy at the age of eight...
running
A free weekly local run will be launched in Washington this Sunday (19th May).Runners of all ages and abilities are welcome to take part in the runs, which will be held in Princess Anne Park on Sunday mornings.The run – part of the Great Run Local programme – is...
sunderland kits
Sunderland’s Stella Maris Seafarers’ Centre is a charity based at the Port of Sunderland that provides welfare services to ships’ crews from around the world.For over a decade now, the centre been a comfort to seafarers who are far from their homes and families and may be...
dodgeball
Fit and healthy family half-term fun is heading to Sunderland.On 21st February an indoor sports festival will take place in the Beacon of Light – the building next to Sunderland Aquatic Centre and opposite the Stadium of Light.From 12.00 pm to 3.00 pm, the...
tennis
Some of the brightest young hopes for the future of international tennis will be competing in Sunderland this weekend.The Tennis Winter Cup will kick off today (8th February) at Silksworth Community Pool, Tennis and Wellness Centre and will continue until Sunday afternoon (10th February).
bike dock
A ‘bike dock’ on Sunderland’s riverside is to rent out bicycles to the public for as little as £1.00 per hour.The bike dock – next to the National Glass Centre at St Peters – will be hiring the bikes out at an hourly charge of £1.00 for children and...
Among plenty of fun things to do in and around Sunderland, a live football match is bound to be one of the priorities for a lot of travellers. Football being what it is in the UK, a lot of visitors will want to see it first hand. And in...
Sunderland10k2018(12)
The Run Sunderland Festival 2018 saw thousands of people – of all shapes, sizes and ages – running through the city at the weekend.The festival – which took place on Sunday – featured three races: the Active Sunderland Big 3K, the Siglion Sunderland City 10K and the Siglion Sunderland...
Sunderland half marathon
If you fancy getting active this spring, there’s still time to register for the Run Sunderland Festival on Sunday May 13th.The festival’s main races will be the Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon and the Siglion Sunderland 10K, but there will also be a gentler option in the Active Sunderland...

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