Sunderland Association Football Club Current Players

Tom Beadling


Tom is an old-school defender who began a two-year scholarship with the club in summer 2012.

He joined the Academy at the age of 8 and had a spell in Australia before returning to the UK.

He continued his footballing education at the Academy before being offered a youth contract with the club.

Tom made nine appearances for the under-18’s in 2012-13 as injures limited his opportunities in the early stages of the campaign.

After breaking into the development squad in the final game of their campaign – a 2-2 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage – Tom has become a regular fixture in the U21s.

Beadling continued to feature on a regular basis for the club's U21s during the 2014-15 season, and, despite being a defender, managed to score in three consecutive Barclays U21 Premier League fixtures.