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SAFC LADIES!

News, opinions and interviews about the Sunderland AFC Ladies team.

Sunderland Women's new signing - Tyler Dodds

The Singing Winger. After an incredible season with Glasgow City FC, the Gateshead-born winger heads back to the North East with unfinished business.

Sunderland product Beth Mead leads the charge as England win in style ahead of Euro 2022

A comprehensive victory from England - and how good is it to see a product of Sunderland’s academy on the international stage playing so well?

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Katy Watson

"I like to focus solely on my game and football is a huge passion of mine, being a professional footballer has always been my dream and my goal" says Sunderland’s attacking starlet Katy Watson.

The Women’s Euros are coming, and will give Sunderland fans plenty to cheer about!

Despite all the talk of there being "no football" this summer, Euro 2022 in England will be the biggest event of the year so far - and four ex-Sunderland players will be hoping to lift a major trophy for our country.

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Faye Mullen

"Working full-time as a teacher and part-time as a footballer doesn’t always allow me much free time," says Sunderland roving right back.

Opinion: Keeping Sunderland Women’s squad together is key

The togetherness and spirit of Mel Reay’s side is something money can’t buy so keeping the group together is really important, argues Ant Waterson.

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Emily Scarr

"I’m almost as fast as Usain Bolt. If I wasn’t playing football, I would love to be an astronaut!" Sunderland forward Emily Scarr speaks to Roker Report

Lasses Opposition Analysis: WNL Champions and FAWC newgirls Southampton Women!

The 2022/2023 FA Women’s Championship has two new teams - Birmingham & Southampton. The Saints will enter the league as a profession outfit, so what will SAFC Women need to watch out for from the newcomers?

Lasses Analysis: New signings Gears & Holmes boost Sunderland Women!

The transfer window just opened and Sunderland Women are quick off the mark to secure two fantastic signings! We take a look at exactly the type of players we brought in, how they will help the squad and what to expect from them in terms of playing style.

Lasses Podcast - “It’s Coming Holmes”

Contracts, Signings, players retained and players released. All the latest Lasses news after a big week off the pitch for Mel Reay’s Sunderland AFC Women

Sunderland Women announce retained list and new contracts, with more news to come!

Sunderland AFC Women have confirmed that they’ve secured five of our best players on new deals, but there are one or two big names missing from the retained list. Charlotte Patterson has all the news for you.

Editorial: Both Sunderland Head Coaches’ relationships with the Sporting Director are now vital

The "One Club" mentality is important for Sunderland’s future, and despite some huge differences, there are key challenges and big opportunities that Alex Neil and Mel Reay share.

Reay and Libbey’s new contracts point to a secure future for Sunderland Women

Gaffer Mel Reay and Assistant Coach Steph Libbey put pen to paper to remain at Sunderland Women, in a what is a statement of intent by SAFC and spells a bright future for the team

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Megan Beer

Saving lives and the right wing, we analyse firefighter and Sunderland Women's right-back Megan Beer on her performances last season and chat to her about life outside of football.

Lasses Interview & Player Profile: Neve Herron

"I always looked up to Lucy Bronze growing up. She started her football career at Sunderland and I just think she’s a great player with a good mindset and attitude"

Lasses Opposition Analysis: Former WSL runners up Birmingham City Women

The 2022/2023 FA Women’s Championship has two new teams - Birmingham & Southampton. Let’s take a look at what SAFC Women might need to watch out for from the side relegated from the WSL...

The Lasses Podcast: Exclusive interview with Sunderland WPL double-winner Gemma Wilson!!!

Local lass Gemma Wilson grew up playing football on the streets of Washington. She represented the club as a no-nonsense central defender, winning three WPL titles, a league and league cup double, and a WSL2 title. Not too shabby a career then!

Lasses Roundtable: Should Sunderland & the rest of the FAWC have dedicated areas for away fans?

The sight of tens of thousands of Man City and Chelsea fans groups together at either end of Wembley last Sunday got us thinking... should we introduce away supporters areas in the Women’s Championship?

Lasses Interview: We speak to forward Emily Hutchinson about her injury & her comeback

Just at the start of the 21/22 season, Emily received the worst possible news after tearing her ACL in the same knee which sidelined her for a year prior. We speak to Emily about that injury, how she stays motivated and her goals for the future

New Podcast: Roker Report - The Lasses... Sunderland AFC Women Season Review 2021/22

We’re proud to have launched a brand new show "Roker Report - The Lasses", a podcast dedicated to women’s football at our club. In the first episode Ant and Charlotte join host Rich to chat about the 2021/22 season and look ahead to next year. Listen here...

Lasses Interview & Profile: The dependable Allison Cowling!

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Lasses goalkeeper, Allison Cowling. Reliable, brave and assured, you can want for nothing more than to have her in your side.

Lasses Interview & Profile: The ever-reliable Grace McCatty!

Scatty by name but almost never by nature, we profile defender and adopted northerner Grace McCatty. She is everything you want in a Championship defence - experienced, calm, and a natural leader.

Lasses Interview & Profile: Our Captain, the wonderful Keira Ramshaw!

"Julio Arca, Niall Quinn, and Kevin Phillips were my idols growing up" - Captain Keira Ramshaw is red and white to her core. She experienced the highs of the WSL & stuck with us through the lows of demotion.

Sunderland to stream Lasses home games on YouTube! - A chat with Alex Clark of SAFC Women (Part 2)

KLD’s commitment, Speakman’s role, recruitment, Under 23s update, Lasses merch, and live streaming... all in the second part of our interview with @SAFCWomen General Manager Alex Clark

Sunderland considering Stadium of Light double-header! A chat with Alex Clark of SAFC Women (Part 1)

WSL ambitions, attendance targets, ideas, and overall strategy... After a successful season, we caught up with Lasses General Manager Alex Clark for a good old chat.

Opinion: What the inclusion of Women in video games can do for Women’s football

The inclusion of Women’s sport in video games can only serve to help improve interest, pride, & acceptance. When will we be able to take control of SAFC Women in Football Manager & score goals on FIFA with Emily Scarr?

On This Day (2009): Sunderland Women fight to the end in their first FA Cup Final appearance!

Pride Park was the venue as Mick Mulhern’s Lasses took on the mighty Arsenal in the biggest match in our long history of women’s football. The Gunners proved too strong, but we made our mark!

Lasses Roundtable: Ladies and Gentlemen... re-introducing Sunderland AFC Women!

Juliet once said "What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet." So what do our writers think of Sunderland AFC’s rebrand for women’s football at the club?

Lasses Analysis: Sunderland’s Emma Kelly versus Bristol City Women

Midfielder Emma Kelly won plaudits after our 2-2 draw against Bristol City with an impressive display. Here’s the lowdown & analysis on just how well she played!

Lasses Match Report & Ratings: Great performance by Sunderland to get a 2-2 draw v Bristol City!

Sunderland rounded off their FA Women’s Championship campaign with a great performance against a strong Bristol City team. Graeme Field has the story and the final player ratings of the season!

Lasses Fan Focus: Robins fan Shahan provides an update on Sunderland’s final opponents of the season

Our good mate Shahan Miah from Bristol City Vixencast has answered our questions about how their season has gone & what he expects from today’s match at Eppleton CW.

Lasses Score Predictions: One last go at guessing the Sunderland AFC Women result this season!

Bristol City Women travel to Eppleton for the last fixture of Sunderland Women’s season. It’s been a great year back in the FA Women’s Championship, but can we round it off with a victory?