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SAFC LADIES!

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

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?

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Sunderland Together! Proper coverage helps us to celebrate the Lasses' achievements

It’s a big day for women’s football in the north east. Whether it’s in the ground, on the radio, or on a live stream - today you can help @SAFCWomen celebrate a successful season!

Lasses Match Preview: The last game of the 21/22 FA Women’s Championship season - Ha’way The Lasses!

Sunderland return home to Eppleton Colliery for their final game of the FA Women’s Championship season. Go out on a high or play the youths? We’ve everything you need to know ahead of kickoff including an in-depth scouting report from Charlotte Patterson

Lasses Legends: Sunderland Ladies pioneer Sue Smith - The sweetest left foot in the north east!

No player has scored more goals for a Sunderland AFC team than Sue Cox (née Smith), so we caught up with her to find out about her life & career.

Lasses Match Report: Record crowd at Durham as Sunderland beaten by Wildcats

Almost 1,500 spectators watched on in as Durham’s former Black Cat Lambert shone in the spring sunshine on Sunday lunchtime. Here’s how the Lasses got on at Maiden Castle...

Lasses Score Predictions: The River Wear Derby Edition

Sunderland Ladies face their nearest and dearest rivals Durham WFC this lunchtime... but can we beat them this time?

Lasses Fan Focus: We speak to Durham WFC fan, Mark Padden, ahead of the River Wear derby

Sunderland play their final away game of the season against Durham at Maiden Castle in the River Wear Derby. The fixture is expected to have 1,000 fans in attendance as the lasses look to finish their season on a high, whilst Durham Women try to get bragging rights for the second time this season.

Lasses Lowdown: Fans of other clubs give their honest takes on Sunderland’s opposition, Durham!

Ahead of the River Wear Derby today, we asked fans of three other sides to tell us what they think of our hosts Durham... and they didn’t hold back!

Lasses Match Preview: The big one at Durham as Sunderland are in town - Ha’way The Lasses!

Sunderland finally return to FA Women’s Championship action with the #RiverWearDerby at Maiden Castle this lunchtime. It’s an all-ticket game and we’ve everything you need to know ahead of kickoff.

The River Wear Derby: A “friendly” rivalry that really matters to Sunderland Ladies!

Over 1,000 people will be at Durham WFC on Sunday lunchtime, and having a big contingent of Lasses fans in the crowd will contribute to a proper local derby atmosphere!

Opinion: “The lack of fixtures hurts Sunderland Ladies players, fans, and our club!”

"A three-week-long break for Sunderland Ladies with only two games left of the season is utterly ridiculous. To grow, the game needs bigger leagues, more meaningful fixtures, and more drama!" writes Rich Speight.

Way Back When: The founding of Sunderland Ladies in April 1989!

Sunderland’s Football in the Community scheme of the 1980s and 1990s had a big impact, none more so than the establishment of the first Sunderland AFC Ladies team of the modern era. Here’s how it all started...

Opinion: FIFA’s new Lucy Bronze doc shows why Sunderland's support for women’s football is vital

England Lionesses beat Northern Ireland 5-0 at a packed-out Windsor Park last night. Four ex-Sunderland stars were on display, including Lucy Bronze, who features in a new FIFA Icons documentary about her career.

What’s new for Sunderland Ladies fans on Roker Report?

You might have noticed that we launched a new Twitter account over the weekend dedicated to our Sunderland Ladies coverage, but that’s just the start...

Analysis: How well did Sunderland’s Neve Herron perform in England U19s’ midweek win over Wales?

Neve Herron boasted some fine stats playing the full 90 mins for England U19s in a 3-0 win against Wales last Wednesday. Charlotte Patterson has taken an in-depth look at how she got on!!

Lasses Match Report & Ratings: Sunderland 0-0 Coventry Utd - Disappointing draw at Eppleton

With a very winnable three points up for grabs against a struggling Coventry Utd side, Sunderland Ladies weren’t able to find the back of the net on home soil on Sunday. Graeme Field runs through all the action...

Lasses Score Predictions: Will Coventry United prove a banana skin for Sunderland this afternoon?

Today’s match at Eppleton is a huge game for the visitors and a stern test for Sunderland. With one or two changes expected to our starting XI, what do our panel think the score will be?