April 18, 2024

Sunderland AFC Under-18s are back in league action with the Wear-Tyne derby on Saturday morning (11.00am KO).

The Young Black Cats face Newcastle United at the Academy of Light following the impressive 3-0 victory against Gillingham in the FA Youth Cup.


After 11 games, Newcastle United is now in fifth place in the U18 Premier League after winning six, drawing one, and losing four.

Presently, Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick’s brother Graeme Carrick is in charge of the young Magpies.

Graeme began his playing career with West Ham before suffering an injury that forced him to quit early.

Carrick, who was born in Wallsend, started working as a coach in the Newcastle academy in 2005 and returned the following year as the U18s’ head coach.

All of Saturday's U18 derby goals - SAFC

U18 Premier League

Sunderland is now ranked tenth in the U18 Premier League standings.

With wins over Leeds United, Wolves, and Manchester City, Jordan Moore and Finbarr Lynch assumed new roles as Cell Leads for the U15s–U18s, lifting the Black Cats off the bottom of the standings.

The Lads have advanced to the FA Trophy’s fifth round as well. They will play Swindon Town at home with a chance to go to the quarterfinals.


Updates will be provided throughout the afternoon on the U18s official X platform- @AcademyofLight


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