Changing room at the Academy of Light

Your chance to star

by Sunderland AFC

Play at the Academy of Light.

Black Cats fans can kick-off the summer in SAFC style, taking part in a special football match at the club’s Academy of Light.

The exclusive ‘Play on the Pitch’ will give supporters the chance to go behind the scenes at the club’s training facilities and take part in an hour-long match. The event has proven to be extremely popular each year with teams competing for trophies and accolades.

The one-day event will take place on Saturday 24 May, with teams taking their place in the players’ dressing room at the Academy of Light before taking to the pitch.

Each team, which must include 15 people, will have use of the team’s Academy dressing room, a warm up session and match officials.

There will also be a man of the match presentation will reward the stars of the day, with a wooden boot for the worst.

Both teams will also receive a mini tour of the Academy of Light plus a souvenir team photo to commemorate the day. A post-match player’s buffet and bar facilities will then top off the memorable experience which costs only £1000 plus VAT per team.

To secure a place for Play on the Pitch or for further information please call 0871 911 1555 or email