Newly-signed Jess helps SUFC to cup victory!

Friday 3 May 2024

Talented footballer Jess Barker (Year 10) has helped Sunderland United FC to a 4-0 victory, just days after signing a two-year deal.

At only 16 years old, Jess is now an official SAFC Ladies player – the youngest on the team – and the two-year deal will see her playing for the under 21s and 23s and training with the first team.

Just days after signing, Jess helped the team to a stunning victory.  Sunderland took on Norton and Stockton and completely dominated from the first minute.  Jess spent the first half on the bench, and at half-time the score was 2-0 to Sunderland.

On the 50th minute Jess came on, and 60 seconds later she scored her first goal!  Sunderland continued to play really good football down the channels which allowed Jess freedom to use her pace, and it wasn’t long before she scored her second goal!  The game ended 4-0, which crowned Sunderland under 23s cup winners.

Huge congratulations to Jess and the team on this fantastic victory!  Watch this space for news of Jess’ progress with SUFC.