News: AK Teaching partner with Sunderland AFC

Sunderland AFC is delighted to announce a new one-year partnership with Education Recruitment Agency AK Teaching.

The agreement, which will see the North East-based company become an official partner of the club, will run throughout the 2021-22 season.

Ahead of each game, AK Teaching will be engaging with local schools to select flag bearers for the Lads’ EFL fixtures at the Stadium of Light, whilst also conducting a range of other community-centric activity around home matchdays.

AK Teaching are one of the largest independent recruitment agencies in the region and they currently have offices based in Sunderland and Teesside, with a new Newcastle branch set to open later this month.

Staffed by a combination of former teaching staff and experienced education recruitment professionals, they provide a tailored service to schools and education staff alike, boasting a vast local knowledge to ensure the most suitable candidates are selected for each and every assignment.

AK Teaching’s Managing Director, Anthony Kirtley, said: “With the year we’ve all just faced, we are delighted to announce our partnership with SAFC. This partnership will provide schools across the region with a once in a lifetime opportunity for their children, something we are keen to provide. As Sunderland’s leading Education Recruitment Agency, we are proud to support our local community and alongside our passion for the football club, we are excited to get the partnership started.”

Steve Davison, SAFC’s Chief Operating Officer, added: “We look forward to working alongside AK Teaching throughout the 2021-22 season, as we continue to connect with schools and young people across the North East. They have already established strong and lasting roots within the region and as lifelong supporters of the club, I know that Anthony and his team share our core values and our commitment to the local community.”

For more information about AK Teaching, please visit their website by clicking here.


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