Branch Liaison Council: Branch Liaison Council

The Branch Liaison Council (BLC) represents the official supporter branches of Sunderland AFC to share opinion and work with the club to improve the supporter experience.

Established in the 1970’s there are now over 70 branches of Official Sunderland Supporters Clubs, based not only in the North East but also throughout the country and overseas. Many of these branches are official BLC members.

Sunderland AFC meets with representatives from the branches (Branch Liaison Council - BLC) through the season at the Stadium of Light, to engage in regular constructive dialogue, allowing supporters the chance to air their views, give opinions and ask questions on behalf of their branch members.

BLC Committee

Honorary President: Fred Taylor
Chair: Jim Gilling
Vice Chair: Fred Taylor
Treasurer: Jane Hughes
Vice Treasurer: Brian Mitton
Secretary: Cath Reid
Asst Secretary: Jim Douglass
Supporters Liaison: Cath Reid
Social committee: Rebecca Barr; Malcolm Fail; Jim Gilling; Jane Hughes; Steve Dean; Cath Reid; Joanne Youngson     

Official BLC Branch Members

Caer Urfa
Central Scotland
Close House
Consett & District
Ellington & District
Feyenoord Mackems
Langley Park
London & Southern England
Newton Aycliffe
Sunderalnd AFC Ladies Supporters Group
Sunderland AFC Senior Supporters Group
Sunderland AFC Supporters Association

For details on how to register your supporter branch to the BLC please contact BLC Secretary Cath Reid (, Treasurer Jane Hughes ( and Sunderland AFC Supporter Liaison Officer Chris Waters ( There is a £10 fee to join the group.

Download BLC Constitution
Download BLC mission statement
Download BLC rules

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