Team photo-shoot

Fans to join photo-call

by Kate Smith

Join the biggest team photo.

Sunderland AFC supporters will have the chance to star in the club’s ‘Biggest Ever Team Photo’ at the Stadium of Light next month.

Black Cats fans can take a seat alongside Martin O’Neill and his first team squad, as all supporters who purchased the 2012-13 home shirt get the once in a lifetime opportunity to star in the team photo, courtesy of the clubs official kit supplier adidas and Official SAFC stores. 

It will be quality to take part in the biggest ever team photograph. The lads are looking forward to it.

- Lee Cattermole

To take part fans simply need to turn up at the Stadium of Light on Thursday 1 November (half-term week) wearing their new season adidas Sunderland home shirt.

Speaking ahead of the event, Sunderland AFC captain, Lee Cattermole said: “It will be quality to take part in the Biggest Ever Team Photo. The lads are looking forward to it and I can’t wait to see all the supporters turning up in their shirts. It’s something really special for the fans and players to be part of”.

Supporters are encouraged to arrive as early as possible on the day, with turnstiles in the East Stand opening from 11am. The photograph itself is scheduled to take place at approximately 1.30pm. Concourse catering kiosks will be open, along with facilities in the new Family Zone at the Stadium of Light, as well as a host of activities from the Foundation of Light.

Those attending the event will receive a special ticket on entry which will act as a receipt to collect their very own copy of the adidas Sunderland AFC Biggest Team Photo. The picture will be available approximately two weeks after the event. Supporters are advised that in the interests of safety, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone who purchases a 2012-13 home shirt between now and Thursday 1 November can still take part in the event.

Stadium of Light matchday rules and regulations apply during the event. For further details please visit

Buy your 2012-13 home shirt now online at or in store at the Stadium, Washington or Debenhams.