rewards winner

Rewards hit right note

Fan scoops top prize.

Every month one lucky season card holder is drawn out and random to win a special prize as part of the SAFC Rewards scheme.

This month’s competition winner is Gillian Russell.

She picked up a signed Coldplay shirt, signed by the band after their show-stopping performance at the Stadium of Light in the summer.

Gill, a season card holder for over a decade, was at the Coldplay gig and says she loves their music.

She said: “When I got the call to say I’d won a Sunderland shirt signed by Coldplay I was absolutely delighted, they’re one of my favourite bands.

“I was given a signed Niall Quinn number nine shirt as a leaving present from my old work, so I’ll have to have that framed and put them alongside each other in the living room.

“In fact, my favourite game has to be the first home game of the 2000-01 season, where Niall scored a header to beat Arsenal. It was great to win against what was such a good team.”

Gill talked about the SAFC Rewards scheme, and how it could benefit other season card holders.

She said: “We received the booklet at the start of the year and I’d recommend people have a look through it, there’s some really good stuff in there.”

Sunderland AFC are the only team in the top flight to benefit their season card holders with such an extensive range of discounts and privileges, all of which can be found on