First-year scholars set for international duty.
Two of Sunderland’s Academy players have received call-ups from their respective countries.
First-year scholar Greg Purvis has been selected for a two-day England goalkeepers’ camp at St George’s Park in mid-August.
Meanwhile fellow new scholar Jean-Yves Poame is in the Republic of Ireland U17 squad for an upcoming mini-tournament set to take place in Hungary early next month.
The Republic will face the hosts as well as Malta and Serbia at the four-team event.