In 2018 we secured a three year sponsorship partnership to benefit the community by encouraging more local young people to get involved in sport.
With long-standing roots in the community, Shildon AFC was established in 1890 and today competes in the Ebac Northern League first division after a number of successful years. The club has nine youth teams within its development centre, in addition to the first team.
The partnership has gone from strength to strength in the first year, and plans are already in place for the future, to bring more opportunities to the Shildon community. To view more about Shildon AFC you can visit their website at www.shildonafc.com
Over 30 children enjoyed four fun packed days with Shildon AFC players, and Sunderland AFC’s Foundation of Light coaches at a free club, made possible with our funding.
Healthy breakfasts kicked off each day, donated by Greggs bakery and Shildon Alive, followed by active group games and activities. Lunches were provided by Salvos restaurant, Shildon who hosted a special end of week treat at their restaurant with an Easter egg raffle and goody bags, as well as healthy pizza and pasta.
Prizes were given to three lucky children at an end of week presentation for Best Behaviour, Best Attitude and All Round Positive Contributor of the week. Jamie Lee Hewitt was the winner of a 2019/20 Shildon season ticket and Joseph Brunson and Luke Thompson both took away a family ticket to the Durham Challenge Cup final.
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