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The Football Hubs project is a national initiative supported by The FA, the government and The Premier League to offer an alternative, sustainable solution to the long term future of community football. This is especially relevant at a time when local authorities are under significant financial pressure to rationalise playing stock whilst maintaining existing levels of football participation.

In 2018 Sunderland was selected to become the latest Football Hub City by The Football Foundation and the projects funding partners. Construction started in January 2019. It is hoped that all 3 hubs will be operational for football to be played in the 2019/20 football season.

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Independent Trustee Recruitment

The Sunderland Football Trust is now looking to appoint a minimum of two Independent Trustees to the Board on a voluntary basis, with a minimum commitment of six days each year to the Charity, including Board meetings and the AGM.

The Football Foundation is supporting the founding Trustees with this recruitment process and in the first instance any queries should be directed to the Football Foundation via email to

The closing date for applications is 10 March.

For more information on the role, please see the Icon for pdf Sunderland Football Trust recruitment advert [199.6KB] and Icon for pdf Sunderland Football Trust application pack [365.25KB].