Academy training facility

Book now for Dads and Lads Day

by Stuart Vose

Train like a pro at the Academy of Light later this month.

Dads and lads across the region can get a taste of professional football at an upcoming special event at the Academy of Light.

Sunderland’s training HQ is throwing open its doors for the club’s very own Dads and Lads Day, which is taking place on Saturday 23rd February.

You’ll receive a professional coaching session in the indoor facility at the Academy as well as a special tour of the site with former Sunderland captain Kevin Ball.

A welcome drink will also be provided as well as a players’ meal in the training ground’s own refectory after your exclusive training session!

Places are priced at just £50 per father and son and only limited spaces remain with demand heavy so far.

Sunderland fan Phil Hourigan is giving son Daniel an extra special half-term treat.

 “We drive past the Academy all of the time and I always point it out to Daniel, he’s been desperate to see how the players train so I took advantage of our first opportunity and booked in straight away," he said.

“I hope to carry on the tradition with Daniel that my dad began with me 34 years ago, taking him to all of the matches, and the Dads and Lads Day gives us a great opportunity to spend time together doing what we both love.”


Places are limited - call the sales team now on 0871 911 1500 to book and avoid disappointment.