samson and delilah

Catch up with Samson

Hear from the Black Cats mascot.

I hope that you have all enjoyed the start of the new season and being back at school!

The cold weather is just starting now, so be sure to wrap up warm and wear your red and white Sunderland scarves to keep out the cold!

We’ve had the team photo taken, and Delilah and I had to make sure all the players had their shirts tucked in and were looking smart. Do you remember having your school photo taken? I bet you wish it was in a full Sunderland kit! You can check out the new team photo here. Keep an eye out for the biggest team photo where you get to line up alongside the players if you’ve bought a home shirt!

A lot of Black Cats have been travelling around the world for the international breaks too. John O’Shea and Keiren Westwood went to Kazakhstan to play for Ireland last month and Steven Fletcher has been to Belgium with Scotland this week as well. Have you ever been anywhere exciting or far away on your holidays?

Goal scoring machine Steven Fletcher has hit the ground running with five goals in his first five games, who’s your favourite of the summer signings?

Delilah and I have been having a great time in the new family zone at the Stadium of Light, we hope you can all come down and enjoy it too. There’s plenty to do - you can have a go at playing each other on the Playstations before the match and there’s a virtual penalty kick which you can have a go at as well.

Delilah and I are getting our paws dirty planning for the Junior Black Cats Christmas Party. Join us, and Santa too of course, at the Stadium of Light on Sunday 9th December for a fun filled day, we hope you can come! Tickets aren’t available just yet; we’ll let you know as soon as they are. Keep an eye on the special Junior Black Cats section of the website for more details!

Would you like an exclusive look behind the scenes at the Stadium of Light? Find out all about the home of the Black Cats, visit their dressing room and even get to walk out of the tunnel like the Black Cats! You’ll even get a special certificate to keep.

If you want to keep busy during the holidays don’t miss our fab half term offer! For every full paying adult* who books a tour between Sunday 28th October and Sunday 4th November 2012 a child under 16 can join them on the tour for free! Places are limited so book fast. Ask an adult to call 0871 911 1224.

Make sure you check out the rest of my e-mail because there’s an interesting interview with a player and a cool competition where you can design this year’s Junior Black Cats Christmas Card!

*Offer only available on full paying adults, not concessions