Men and Women Scholars rewarded for achievements on and off the pitch

Men and Women Scholars rewarded for achievements on and off the pitch

It was a night of celebration on Thursday as our Football and Education Scholarship programme held its annual awards evening at the Beacon of Light.

Foundation of Light’s Football Scholarship gives talented footballers aged 16-18 years old, the opportunity to represent Sunderland AFC and gain nationally recognised qualifications through an extensive football and education programme.

Through our unique partnership with Sunderland College, we can offer a high-quality dual career pathway for aspiring young footballers in the North East.

In what is always a monumental occasion, our Men's and Women’s Scholars come together at the ultimate community hub, in a night of recognition for their achievements on and off the pitch.

See all of the winners below.

Boys Football – Downhill

Learner of the Year - Matthew Selling

Attitude to Learning Award - Ethan Hall

Players Player - Prem - Liam Arthur 

Players Player - NE Champ - Charlie Upperton

Players Player - NW Champ - Ethan Hall

Boys Football – Bede

Learner of the Year - Connor Wiles

Attitude to Learning Award - Matthew Hutcheon

Players Player - Cat1 - Rob Woodroffe-Brown

Players Player - Cat2 - George Mosley

Players Player - Cat3 - Matty Ballantine

Girls Football 

Learner of the Year - Layla Huskisson

Attitude to Learning Award - Emily Brown

Players Player - Milly Horner 


The Kevin Ball Award - Austin Sparkes

Goal of the Season - Ethan Hunter

Long Service Award - Ethan Hunter, Darren Hunter, Ethan Neal, Kian Devlin-Johnston, Ayo Klass, Ethan Hall, Luke Thomas, Fletcher Walker, Walter Madarani

Congratulations to all of our winners.